Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Coconut Chutney | Thengai Pottukadalai Chutney | Side dish for Dosa or Idli | Chutney Recipes | Easy Coconut Chutney Recipe

Thengai Chutney

Coconut Chutney / Thengai Pottukadalai Chutney is one of the easy and tasty chutney. There are so many varieties of coconut chutney that is prepared in every house hold of Tamil Nadu. Here we are going to see the basic preparation of the coconut chutney that is famous in Tamil Nadu. This post is mostly for the beginners in cooking.

You can check some Chutney Recipes
Pottukadalai Chutney
Groundnut Chutney
Mint Coriander Yogurt Chutney
Carrot Chutney

Coconut Chutney

How to make Coconut Chutney / Thengai chutney with pottukadalai

Preparation time: 8 min | Cook Time: 3 min | Serves: 4
Recipe Category: Side Dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Coconut  - 1 cup (grated)
Roasted Gram (pottukadalai) - 1/3 cup
Green chillies - 3
Onion - 1 small (optional)
Garlic - 1 clove (optional)
Salt - as per taste
Water - as required

To Temper
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 2 pinch
Urud dal - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few

Coconut roasted gram chutney


1. Add the coconut, roasted gram, green chillies, onion, garlic, salt with little water and grind to a coarse paste. If you need, add some more water.

2. The chutney should be not be too thick or too watery. So add water little by little. The consistency should be something as shown below.

3. Now in a small pan, add oil and when hot, add the mustard seeds and when it splutters, add the urud dal and when it is light brown, add the curry leaves and fry for a min.
4. Transfer this tempering to the chutney. 
thengai pottukadalai chutney

Easy Coconut Chutney / Thengai Chutney is ready

14 lovely comments:

Priya Suresh

My all time favourite chutney, i dont add onions, will try from next time.

Suja Manoj

Simple and delicious chutney,love it


I too make this chutney in a similar way..chutney looks creamy and yummy

Nava K

I normally scoop out with a spoon and eat it just like that. Its beautifully flavored and awesome by its own.


an easy and tasty chutney...loved the pic idly with chutney...truely delicious

Priya Anandakumar

Simple, yet delectable chutney.... love it Akila...


I love coconut chutney to bits! I can eat it simply on its own. Lovely presentation.

Shruti J

Very creamy n delicious! Superb one...

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Saraswathi Ganeshan

We used to make it in same way and onion is the taste booster in the your clicks too..


THis is a regular at home :) looks real wonderful !nice clicks !


wow thats a very very delicious chutney there :) adding onion is something very new!! :) lovely clicks dear !!


amazing combo for chutneys....

nandoos kitchen

Very delicious chutney.

Manav Singhi

Lovely Pics, Chuteney is looking Yummy.

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