Thursday, March 15, 2018

Coconut Chutney | Thengai Chutney Recipe | Side Dish for Idli, Dosa, Pongal

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thengai chutney
Coconut Chutney  

Looking for traditional coconut chutney, which tastes just like hotel coconut chutney? Then your search ends here. This flavorful, mildly hot and spicy coconut chutney accompanies with almost all south Indian breakfast recipes like idli, dosa, pongal, medu vada, upma, etc. Its pure white in colour & tastes heavenly delicious. It can be prepared in minutes if you've grated coconut. Check out this simple recipe that even beginners can try & enjoy!

Preparation time:  10 mins
Cooking time: 1 min
No. of servings: 3 to 4 persons
Calories: 70 cal

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  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Roasted gram / fried gram / pottukadalai - 1/4 cup
  • Green chilli - 1 or 2
  • Grated ginger - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard - 1/4 tsp
  • Hing / asafoetida pwd - a pinch
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Split urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves


  1. Grate coconut and keep it ready.
  2. In a blender add, roasted gram, grated coconut, grated ginger, green chilli, salt and grind to coarse mixture.
  3. Add 1/4 cup of water and grind to smooth chutney.
  4. Transfer to serving bowl.
  5. In a small pan, heat 1 tsp of oil.
  6. Add mustard, cumin, split urad dal, hing and curry leaves.
  7. Allow to splutter.
  8. Turn off flame.
  9. Add to chutney and mix.
  10. Healthy & traditional thengai chutney is ready.
  11. It pairs up excellent with idli, dosa, medu vada, pongal, kichadi, etc.
thengai chutney

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