South Indian Recipe: How to Make Coconut Chutney for Idli Dosa?

  • Yield : 1
  • Servings : 1
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 3m
  • Ready In : 8m

As I said that South Indian food has been gaining much and much popularity in all the states of India for many years. In all south Indian food there is a common cuisine called “Chutney”; this word is derived from “Chatni” means crushed. In past times, we use hand pestle or stone mortar to to crush the ingredient used to make chutney. The taste of chutney is very flavorful due to slow crushing in stone mortar than the electric mixer.

We know that coconut is widely grown in the south India. It is widely used in all south Indian food. Chutney along with dosa or idli makes it more delicious and yummy. It is better to eat with bonda, vada and uthappam. There are many ways to become chutney; here is one of them. It takes only 10 minutes be prepared.


  • Fresh coconut chopped: ½ cup
  • Roasted chana dal: 2 tbsp
  • Cumin: ½ tsp
  • Green Chilies: 1 to 2
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 garlic clove (not necessary)


Step 1

Take a blender and then add half cup fresh chopped coconut, half tsp cumin, salt, optional ingredient garlic, green chilies etc. You can substitute chana dal with fried gram. But it should be dry roasted on a pan until it become golden, cool it down.

Step 2

Grind all together until they blend completely. Add water as required and scrape off the all sides of blender.

Step 3

Blend it again until it become smooth. Taste it if salt or spice required then add it & then blend it.

Step 4

To prepare a hot seasoning; take a small pan and heat oil on low temperature. Add mustard and then fry urad dal and red chili until dal become golden.

Step 5

Add it to the chutney. Your Recipe is prepared well.

It can be served with breakfast or snack. It increases the taste of south Indian food and most of people prefer it with Dosa, Idli, vada and uthappam. This chutney is little bit different for ordinary one. Surprise your beloved one with this extra-ordinary one.

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