Red Coconut Chutney for Idli and Dosa

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Red Coconut Chutney for Idli and Dosa

By now, you should know that chammanthi/chutney is one of my fav food items. The number of chammanthi recipes in this site is a testimony to that. But there is a slight difference to this chutney recipe. All the earlier chammanthi/chutney recipes are in katta chammanthi (solid) form which you can have with rice also. But this chammanthi/chutney is specifically for dosa, idli and the likes.

Here are the step by step pictures…

Grind together coconut, small onion, ginger, chilli powder, salt with 3-4 tbsp to a smooth paste…

Heat oil in a deep pan. Crackle the mustard seeds. Add finely sliced small onion and curry leaves. When onion turns golden brown, add coconut paste. Mix well. Add water. Mix well. Stir continuously until the steam comes through the spatula. Dont let it boil. It will take around 5-6 minutes…

 

Red Coconut Chutney for Idli and Dosa
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Kerala
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Serves: 2-3
 
Ingredients
To grind
  • Grated/scraped coconut – 1 cup, heaped
  • Small/pearl onion – 4, sliced
  • Chopped ginger – 1 tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1½ tsp
  • Water – 3-4 tbsp
  • Salt
For tempering
  • Small/pearl onion – 4, sliced finely
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Oil – I used coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Grind together coconut, small onion, ginger, chilli powder, salt with 3-4 tbsp water, to a smooth paste.
  2. Heat oil in a deep pan. Crackle the mustard seeds. Add finely sliced small onion and curry leaves. When onion turns golden brown, add coconut paste. Mix well. Add ¾ – 1 cup of water. Mix well. Stir continuously until the steam comes through the spatula. Dont let it boil. It will take around 5-6 minutes.
Notes
You can also make green colour chutney using the same recipe. Instead of chilli powder, add 2-3 green chilli and follow the same recipe. The consistency of this chutney is medium thick. Adjust the qty of water to suit your consistency requirements. Make sure you cook the chutney on low flame and stir continuously, otherwise it will curdle/split.

 

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  • Rashi

    y didn’t add tamarind in this chatney???

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Rashi,

      We usually add tamarind for chutney, if we are having with rice. But you can always customise the recipe to suit your taste :)

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Thanks dear :) how are you doing? Will msg you sometime soon..Take care.

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Minu,

    yeah we also add tamarind for chutney to have it with rice..

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Neena,

    Thanks a lot dear :) Btw, about veg recipes for Navarathri… since we dont celebrate Navarathri, I dont have any recipes specifically for that. But I’ve posted veg recipes in the past. Please do check that out.. Hope you find something interesting!

    Cheers
    Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Thanks Neena :)

  • Binu John

    it was superb. I also added red chillies sauteed. it tasted and looked great :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Binu :)

  • vnkpillai

    while making chutny for idli/dosa useginger in green chutny and garlic in red chutny.

  • Smitha

    This is a favorite at our place. We lightly fry the coconut till it just starts to change colour before grinding it. Yummy! :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Smitha,

      Frying the coconut is new to me :) May be I’ll try it next time..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • prema1812@yahoo.com

    hi maria,
    thanks 4 the great recipe…. my 2 daughters (3 & 4 years) said “amma your chutney SUPER”…. the credits goes to you….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Prema! I’m thrilled to know your little girls liked the chutney. Please do convey my special thanks and a big hi to them.

      Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • prema1812@yahoo.com

    hi maria,
    thanks 4 the wonderful recipe…. my daughters (3&4 yrs) told me… amma your chutney SUPER…. the credits goes to you…. gud job… keep it up….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Prema :)

  • Geethu

    Hi maria…. Chutney was superb… I had tried some other recipes like fried rice, fish fry, okra curry, olan, aviyal and lot more…. All came well and was simply superb….. Thanks maria :) your recipes are helping me a lot….. They are very simple to make and very tasty toooooo…..
    Regards…geethu….. God bless you dear….
    Once again thanks a lot….. :)

  • Geethu

    Hi maria…. Chutney was superb… I had tried some other recipes like fried rice, fish fry, okra curry, olan, aviyal and lot more…. All came well and was simply superb….. Thanks maria :) your recipes are helping me a lot….. They are very simple to make and very tasty toooooo…..
    Regards…geethu….. God bless you dear….
    Once again thanks a lot….. :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Geethu,

      Thank you so much for your lovely feedback :) It’s a pleasure to know that you’ve tried many recipes from this place and liked them too..

      Happy cooking :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Geethu,

      Thank you so much for your lovely feedback :) It’s a pleasure to know that you’ve tried many recipes from this place and liked them too..

      Happy cooking :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Geethu,

      Thank you so much for your lovely feedback :) It’s a pleasure to know that you’ve tried many recipes from this place and liked them too..

      Happy cooking :)

      Cheers
      Maria