South Indian Hotel Style Coconut Chutney Recipe

Coconut Chutney Recipe

South Indian hotel style coconut chutney is the delicious dip that is used with dosa, idli, uttapam and many other south Indian dishes. The chutney is also used with other snacks like pakoras, samosa, vada, and sandwich. So here are south Indian hotel style Coconut Chutney Recipe.

What is Coconut Chutney: The coconut chutney is a perfect blend of fresh coconut, green chillies, cumin seed, ginger and salt to taste. This paste will be tempered with a little oil, mustard seed, fresh curry leaves and hing.

Coconut Chutney Recipe

Basic Coconut Chutney Recipe:

  • Add coconut, ginger, garlic, cumin, salt, green chillies and fried gram in a blending jar.
  • If you don’t have fried gram then you can dry roast peanuts or chana daal until its changes its colour to golden or turn aromatic.
  • Let all the ingredients cool down and then add them to the blending jar.
  • Blend all the ingredients without water it will help to get smooth chutney.
  • Blend it until it gets smooth, Pour water as needed again blend it until it gets smooth.
  • Taste chutney and adjust the salt and chillies if needed more.
  • Transfer it into a bowl.

Tempering of the Chutney:

  • Heat tadka pan with one teaspoon of oil.
  • Add mustard seed once oil becomes hot.
  • When mustard seed started cracking, add broken green chilli, a pinch of urad daal and fresh curry leaves.
  • Add hing once curry leaves become crispy. Now pour this tempering to the coconut chutney.
  • Now coconut chutney is ready to serve with idli, dosa, vada or pongal.

Ingredients for Coconut Chutney:





  • ½ cup coconut, fresh / desiccated
  • 1 tbsp roasted chana dal / putani
  • 1 tbsp peanuts / groundnuts, roasted
  • 2 green chillis
  • Salt to taste
  • Hing
  • Ginger
  • Garli
  • Cumin
  • Water to blend, as required
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • Few curry leaves


  • To make the chutney keep all the ingredients ready, take coconut, roasted chana daal, and chillies.
  • Then transfer it into a small blender jar.
  • You can add a small piece of tamarind to get tangy flavour.
  • Add salt taste to it.
  • Add hot water and blend it to get the soft and creamy texture.
  • Last but not the least, add tempering and serve it with idli dosa or any other snack.

This is the basic Coconut Chutney Recipe. You can give it modification by adding lemon, tamarind, mint or coriander leaves. Add water as per requirement. If you want thick chutney then add less water and if you want a little of thin consistency then add more water.