Coconut Chutney

A simple coconut chutney to accompany dosa, sevai, or idlis.

Coconut (scraped/cut) – 1/2 of a medium sized coconut
Shallots* – 2 nos
Dry red chilies* – 3
Water – 1/2 cup
Curry leaves – 1 stalk
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Oil and salt – As required

* In case any of these ingredients are unavailable, check the alternate ingredients section for other options.


A small piece of onion can be used if shallots are not available. You can use green chilies,a healthier option, instead of red chilies.

Preparation Time: 5min.

Cooking Time: 5min.


Grind the scraped/cut coconut along with shallots and red chilies in a mixer to a coarse mixture. Add small amounts of water to aid proper grinding. Remove to a container. Heat Oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add curry leaves and turn off the fire and add this to the ground chutney. Add required amount of salt.

List of accompaniments:

Tastes great with idlis, dosas, and sevai.

Skill Level:


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