Tuesday 23 July 2013

Coconut Chutney/Thengai Chutney [for Idlis & dosas]

Coconut chutney is a perfect accompaniment for idlis and dosas and is made in all South Indian homes. We do make different varieties of coconut chutney and this is one among them. I will be updating different types of coconut chutneys in my future post. Click here for other delicious chutney varieties.

So here’ s the typical South Indian coconut chutney…

Other Chutney & Thogaiyal varieties that might be of your interest...

Ellu Thogaiyal/Sesame Seeds Thogaiyal


Grated Coconut
1 cup
Pottu kadalai/Roasted gram dal
¼ cup
Green chillies
One small piece
As needed

For Tempering

2 tsp
Mustard seeds
¼ tsp
Cumin seeds
¼ tsp
Urad dal
½ tsp
Curry leaves
One pinch
Author: Priya Anandakumar
Total Time: Leass than 15 minutes

Grind the pottu kadalai, green chillies, ginger, grated coconut, salt together without adding water. Later on add required amount of water and grind it to smooth paste. Transfer it to a bowl.

Adjust the consistency of the chutney according to your need, it can be made thick or thin. We generally prefer thick consistency.

Heat oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, later add cumin seeds, urad dal, curry leaves, asafoetida and sauté until dal turns golden brown.

Transfer the tempering to the chutney.

Delicious coconut chutney is ready to be served as accompaniment for idlis and dosas.

Click here for other delicious  SouthIndian chutney varieties.

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  1. Perfect chutney, my kids love this with dosa.

  2. ஆஹா, தேங்காய் + பொட்டுக்கடலை + பச்சைமிளகாய் + இஞ்சி + கருவேப்பிலை சேர்த்து காரசாரமாக அரைத்து பின் கடுகு உளுந்தம்பருப்பு தாளித்த வெள்ளை வெளேர் சலவைச் சட்னியா ..... இட்லி தோசைக்கு தொட்டுக்கொள்ள மணக்க மணக்க ஜோரா இருக்குமே.

    சூப்பர் பதிவு தான். பாராட்டுக்கள்.


    “சட்னி இல்லையேல் பட்னி”
    என்ற கொள்கையுடைய
    கோபு. ;)))))

  3. Delicius coconut chutney Priya. I love to have with dosa

  4. me too prepare them on same way..additionally I add 1 or 2 garlic cloves to it.

  5. A must for Indian food and yes, perfectly delicious with tosai and idly.

  6. Simple and quick chutney for dosa and idli.

  7. coconut chutney is one of my favourites...this looks so good!

  8. How I wish I had idlis with me and could have taken a dip for the idlis from this chutney

  9. Delicious chutney.

  10. great recipe i m posting this on my website www.travel4all.in a website dedicated to people mad about food and travel

  11. great recipe for a chutney...am posting this on my website www.travel4all.in a website dedicated to food and travel lovers...shall be back again for more!!

  12. Simple and perfect side dish...

  13. Perfect side dish for idli,dosa n pongal..yumm!!

  14. wow that chutney looks perfect for dosa and idli...love it.

  15. nothing soothes idli's or dosa's like chutney's do....super simple dip to dig in

  16. like ur version with ginger dear.. will try this way too..

  17. One of the versatile dip for our Breakfast recipes.. Simply superb..

  18. this is similar to my version, delicious dear :-)

  19. Yummy white & yummy chutney for dosas & idlis !! I make the same way :)

  20. day will not complete without this chutney.. Thanks for linking

  21. Wow.. always love the chutney..especially coconut one..Thanks for linking with us..


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