Wednesday 21 August 2013

Red Chilli Coconut Chutney/Thengai Chutney with Vara Milagai [Side dish for Idlis, dosas, paniyarams & bondas]

Red chilli coconut chutney is yet another delectable chutney prepared in South India as side dish for idlis, dosas etc. Earlier I had posted coconut chutney made with green chillies. I also have many other variations in chutneys that I am planning to post in the future. Please check my other  Chutney Varieties here..

Here’s how to make Red Chilli Coconut Chutney with step by step photos….

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

Ellu Thogaiyal/Sesame Seeds Thogaiyal

Coconut [grated]
½ cup
Roasted gram dal/Pottukadalai
2 tbsp
Dry Red chillies
2 or 3
Garlic cloves
1 inch piece
Small goose berry size ball
As needed

For Tempering
2 tsp
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Urad dal
½ tsp
Dry red chillies
1 pinch
Curry leaves
Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking Time: Less than 5 minutes
Author: Priya Anandakumar


Grind the coconut, roasted gram dal, dry red chillies, garlic cloves, ginger, tamarind and salt together in a blender. Add required amount of water and make it in to fine paste. Transfer the chutney to a bowl and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a kadai and splutter the mustard seeds. Now add cumin seeds, urad dal, dry red chillies, asafoetida, curry leaves and saute for about 15 sec. Switch off the stove and add the tempering to the chutney.

Super delicious, spicy and yummy Red chilli coconut chutney is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it with hot dosas, idlis or bondas.

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  1. One of my favorite.. I use either garlic or ginger.. Will try like yours.. Love to have it with idli..

  2. Yummy chutney! Nice clicks! :D

  3. Ohhhhh!!! Chilies and the rest of ingredients for the chutney are awesome. Just another fav of mine. Gonna try for this weekend.

  4. Coconut chutney looks delicious.

  5. yummy chutney..perfect for hot idly and dosa

  6. சூப்பர் சட்னி. பொட்டுக்கடலை + பச்சை மிளகாய் + தேய்காய்த் துருவல் அடாடா, அருமையோ அருமை. படங்களும் அசத்தல்.

    ’சட்னி இல்லையேல் பட்னி’ என்ற கொள்கையுடையவன் கோபு. ;)))))

    அசத்தல் சட்னி அளித்துள்ளதற்கு என் அன்பு வாழ்த்துகள்.

  7. Yummy chutney. Very new to me.

    today's post:

  8. Perfect...I love this chutney with Idli...

  9. Such a lovely chutney recipe dear ! <3ed it :)
    xoxo Shreya

  10. Delicious n perfect chutney.. will go as side dish for many! :)

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  12. Wow! Superb clicks.. Loved this chutney Priya :-)

  13. This is 4 our dinner 2night vit dosas... :)

  14. our staple side for dosan in idlis..but i dont add the dal to the, will do that too :)

  15. wow!yummy!Good to have with some vadei or dosa...

  16. super chutney,goes well with all tiffin items..even i would love with chapathi n poori!!

  17. i love this chutney.. my mum makes it once a month..

    keep in touch,

  18. OOhh - this sounds like a yummy chutney - great with samosas!

  19. It's just like what we do at home.. Love red chutney

  20. My all time favorite....the best pair with dosa n dal z new to me..nxt tme will try

  21. i prefer red chilies always.. perfect to go with my fav dosa :)

  22. Spicy and delicious chutney.. Goes well with almost all tiffin items..

  23. This is a new way of making it...would like to try it it with idlis for breakfast

  24. Lovely chutney.Though I am not a fan of coconut I prefer this compared to white coloured one :)

  25. i love this chutney....looks so yummy priya!!!

  26. love the colour of chutney...yes indeed the best for idli or paniyaram

  27. very very delicious and yummy chutney :) love this spicy version chutney a lot dear :)

  28. Delicious chutney, perfect for idli and dosa.

  29. This is my all time favorite Priya. Spicy chutney :)


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