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Tamil Nadu Style Coconut Chutney | Chutney for Dosa / Idli

Tamil Nadu style coconut chutney

Quick and easy Tamil Nadu style coconut chutney with bengal gram /pottukadalai.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Serves: 3 to 4

  1. Grated coconut- 1 cup
  2. Roasted Bengal gram /pottukadalai- 1/4 cup
  3. Green chilies- 2 to 3 ( or to taste)
  4. Ginger,chopped- 1/4 tsp
  5. Tamarind pulp- 1/8 to 1/4 tsp( according to taste)
  6. Water- as required
  7. Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
  8. Urad dal- 1/4 tsp( optional)
  9. Asafoetida- 1 pinch( optional)
  10. Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  11. Salt- to taste
  12. Oil- as required


  • In a blender combine together grated coconut,bengal gram/pottukadalai,green chilies,ginger,tamarind pulp ,salt to taste and water,Grind to form a thick and smooth paste.(adjust the consistency according to your requirement)
  • Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Add urad dal ,saute until it turns golden brown.Next add asafoetida and curry leaves ,saute for few seconds.Add the coconut paste ,mix well and cook for few seconds.Switch off the stove and transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Serve with dosa or idli.

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  • Reply
    nandoos kitchen
    April 2, 2014 at 11:23 am

    nice side dish for idly/ dosa

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    April 2, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Nice and delicious chutney.. lovely!!

  • Reply
    April 3, 2014 at 8:10 am

    lovely chutney dear

  • Reply
    Vignesh Murugesan
    December 30, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Awesome recipe! Tried it out today and loved the taste – thank you!

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