Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney is a popular and favorite condiment to go with many South Indian dishes like dosa, idli, vada and pongal. It can also be used as a side for vegetables or rice dishes.

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  • ¼ cup ground peanuts
  • 1 cup fresh coconut grated
  • 3 green chilies
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp water


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp split skinned black gram
  • 6 small curry leaves

How to make Coconut Chutney:

  1. Put groundnuts on tava on medium heat. Stir constantly till they start crackling (about 5 min)
  2. Remove from the heat. Allow to cool. Remove skin of peanuts.
  3. Mix nuts and all other ingredients except water. Grind into a paste gradually adding water.

To make tempering

  1. Heat oil in a small pan for about 1 minute.
  2. Add mustard seeds. When crackling add black gram. Stir for a few seconds.
  3. Add curry leaves. Stir till gram is light golden brown.
  4. Pour over chutney.
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