Friday, September 19, 2008

Coconut Chutney - Thenkai chutney

It is the one most common chutney prepared with all kind of idlis, dosas, and with pongal. It tastes better when made with fresh coconut than the ready made dried grated coconut.


  • Coconut- half a coconut
  • Roasted gram( pottukadalai-3 tablespoon
  • Green chillies/ Red chillies-2 or 3(according to the taste needed)
  • Ginger- 1/2 inch (optional)
  • Garlic- 2 or 3 (optional)
  • Oil for seasoning
  • Salt
  • For seasoning: Mustard, Cumin seeds, Urad dal, small onions(3), Curry leaves.


  • Grind the coconut, roasted gram,red chillies, ginger and garlic into a thick fine paste.
  • Add little water and required amount of salt.
  • Heat oil in pan and add the mustard seeds, urad dal and the cumin seeds.
  • When it splutters add the curry leaves and then the finely chopped onions.
  • Fry it till the onions become roasted.
  • Just add the seasonings to the chutney and serve it.

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