Monday, March 1, 2010

Coconut Chutney

I know everyone knows how to make coconut chutney, but then every-time I eat it at someone's house it tastes different. I love the subtle difference that everyone's cooking has that makes this experience so unique and yummy. This is my Mom's time tested method of making chutney. Sometimes when I am health conscious, I skip the coconut from the chutney. Though it still tastes good, its heavenly with the coconut only.

Though I love this chutney, it is made sparingly in my place. Do you see the picture in the side, well look at the proportion of the chutney to the upma.The whole bowl was cleaned out by my hubby and me in one sitting. So I prefer to make the coconut chutney only when we have guests over.

And Happy Holi everyone!

Ingredients

1 cup frozen coconut flakes
2 small green chillies - chopped
1 teaspoon ginger - grated
1/4 cup channa dal
salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon channa dal
1-2 green chillies
2 to 3 curry leaves
1 teaspoon oil


How To

Roast the channa dal in a dry pan on slow fire until it turns slightly brown.
Soak the dal in water for 2 hrs.
Put the coconut, green chillies, ginger, roasted channa dal and salt in a blender with a little water and grind to make a coarse paste. Keep aside.
Take a pan and heat the oil.
Add the mustard seeds, channa dal, green chili and curry leaves and stir until the mustard seeds splutter. Pour this tempering over the chutney and enjoy.


62 comments:

  1. I love coocnut chutney and this is yumm.

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  2. Nice version,never tried with daals...will giv a try...

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  3. Don't worry about finishing off the chutney at one go Somoo ... it is healthy too. :-)
    Looks wonderful ... never tried it with upma ... good idea. :-)

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  4. Nice chutney,perfect with dosa..

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  5. Yummy chutney...never tried by adding channa dal..gotta try this...

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  6. I can eat dozen of dosa with this yummy coconut chutney..looks tasty

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  7. Perfect chutney,
    ...nice and yummy...

    Happy Holi

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  8. I agree with u completely, no two chutney's with the same ingredients are similar. I love this chutney and calories or no calories I can eat this.

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  9. We do the same but never tried adding ginger..will try adding ginger next time...prefect side dish for crispy dosa..

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  10. we like coconut chutney so much that sometimes we make it to have with rice meal. the chutney looks delicious Somoo. and am also drooling at the upma. you made it the way I love it...

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  11. Wish you and your family a very Happy Holi.
    Coconut chutney looks tempting and it is perfect to eat with idly and dosa.

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  12. Chutney looks delicious.Lovely with dosas.

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  13. Yummy chutney...would go well with crispy dosas:)

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  14. Looks great and I believe you when you say you could finish it in a sitting.. I could too :)

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  15. Nice creamy chutney!!! My grandpa will be so happy when idlis and dosas are served with coconut chutney!!!

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  16. Hi Soomoo
    Wish you very happy holi.
    before my wedding we use to make coconut chutney exactly in this method in Bhubaneswar but after wedding the method has changed.Any way nice click.

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  17. Yummy coconut chutney!!Love to have it with idili.:)

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  18. Wow! Coconut chutney is so alluring! Yummy!

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  19. nice presentation!yummy chutney..

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  20. Coocnut Chutney with channa daal is hit formulae..Even my mom makes it this way

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  21. coconut chuney with channa dalgreat combonever tried this.

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  22. getting your fav food in a foreign land is a big blessing

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  23. a favourite always...looks deliicous..

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  24. Looks delicious:) Happy Holi to you and ur entire family, enjoy:)

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  25. that's my favourite chuney for many dishes !!! looks simple and yummy!!! lovely chilly decorations!!! :)

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  26. I agree..No two recipes of coconut chutney is same..I add a lil bit of tamarind while grinding..Will give a slightly tangy taste

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  27. I love this chutney!My aunt makes with chana too..

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  28. Thanks friends. I now think its a typical Oriya dish...
    Glad everyone liked it...

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  29. Coconut chutney is my fav among all other chutney.....it goes sooo well with idli-dosa. Nicely done yaa.

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  30. That's so true about the different recipes..I cook chutneys differently from my mom and mom-in-law :-)Liked your version of coconut chutney

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  31. great to have with idli..yumm

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  32. Looks nice...Try adding roasted little bit of roasted peanuts as well.. Gives a very nice taste

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  33. Thanks for the tip - Rachana... My MIL does that at times, I love it...

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  34. Thats perfect for southindian treat..looks so yumm and my fav one too. Nice click as well.

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  35. Shahana - glad you liked it...
    Thanks for dropping by...

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  36. Hey Somoo! You ok? Long time. Hope everything is fine with you.

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  37. Yes thanks. I have a big release this weekend. Should be back next week.

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  38. Hey Somoo..was wondering why you haven't posted for a while and saw your comment above :-)

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  39. Gulmohar - thanks for checking... Will be back soon...

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  40. hai somo... i loved the chutney....nice click and loved that cream color.. :)perfect to have with iddlis / dosas.. :)

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  41. I love chutney-I'm always experimenting with them and they always turn out great!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  42. I love this chutney and I used to have this as my main dish and dosa/idli as a side for this :P he he

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  43. Ann - glad you liked it. Yes my main dish too...

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  44. Hi there ! I stumbled upon your site as I was searching for some snack to do with Chuda !!! I sure am going to try that out for today's evening snack... Your site is really yummy. Though I lived in Bhubaneswar for 21 years of my life(the initial growing up years), there is so much to learn about Oriya food! Thanks for posting all the recipes. You Go Gal ! :)

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  45. Coconut chutney is my fav one. It goes well with idli and dosa. Even with vadas. Nice recipe.

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  46. Been a long time since you put up a post-can't wait to see what you will dish out next :)

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  47. Sweta - will be back soon with something...Thanks for checking!

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  48. It is true... every one makes it differently, and somehow no two coconut chutney tastes the same. Either which way, I like it a lot.

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  49. Yeah I know what you mean! Tastes great in all different ways!

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