Fresh Coconut Coriander Chutney – A Refreshing Condiment

This is one condiment I learnt from my MIL. Whenever she makes idlis, she will make coconut coriander chutney. The only thing to be kept in mind is the quantity of spices to be added. The whole dish goes topsy-turvy if the spices go awry. It is best suited with South Indian or tropical dishes.

Ingredients

1 fresh coconut, de-husked

1 cup coriander

1 green chilli

1 tsp salt

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp cumin seeds

½  tsp sugar

1 cup coconut water

Coconut-Coriander Chutney

Coconut-Coriander Chutney

Only fresh coconuts work best for this condiment. Remove the pith of the coconut and wash properly with water. Clean the coriander under water. The soft stalks of the coriander can also be used along with the leaves. Mince the coconut and coriander with the spices, sugar and green chilli in a blender while adding coconut water to thin the paste to liking. Refrigerate until use.

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Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney or Nariyal Chutney is a South Indian delicacy that goes will with idli and dosa. The chief ingredients are coconut and curd which are good for health providing fibre and digestion rich enzymes. Coconut chutney keeps good for a few days when refridgerated.

Ingredients

½ cup coconut, dessicated

½ cup curd

2 tblsp chana dal

1 tblsp urad dal

1 tblsp rai

1 tblsp oil

1 green chilli

Salt to taste

Roast chana dal till light pink and grind it with coconut, curd and green chilli. Add water to obtain consistancy of your choice. Heat oil in a pan and add rai. When it starts to splutter, add urad dal to make tadka. Add this tadka to the coconut chutney along with salt to provide extra taste. Refridgerate the chutney till further use.

 

Tip: If the chutney solidifies on cooling, add water or even better, curd water, to obtain the consistancy of your choice.