Coconut is a popular ingredient when it comes to the South Indian cuisine. In fact, it is said to be perfect for a majority of dishes, particularly the oh-so-yummy coconut chutney. The coconut chutney recipe has many variations. Also called nariyal chutney in Hindi, this one is tridosha balancing. It is specifically Vata as well as Pitta pacifying.
Coconut, the key ingredient, makes the chutney a complete comfort food. It goes well with dosa (thin rice flour and pulses pancake), idli (steamed rice cakes), uttapam (thick rice pancakes topped with veggies) and even as a wonderful sandwich spread. All in all, nariyal chutney is absolutely beneficial since it’s cooling, helps increase vitality, and also boosts body strength.
So, here’s how to make coconut chutney at home under just 20 minutes.
Coconut Chutney Recipe
How to make coconut chutney? Just follow these easy steps!
What You’ll Need:
For the chutney:
- 50 grams of shredded coconut
- 25 grams of chickpeas (split)
- 1 small green chill
- Rock salt to taste
- 3-4 curry leaves
- 1 cup water
- Jaggery & cumin seed powder
- Ginger & garlic (optional)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 a tsp mustard seeds
- 1 red chili
What To Do:
For the preparation of nariyal chutney:
- Peel the hard skin, chop into small pieces and grate raw coconut.
- Take split chickpeas and roast them till they turn light brown.
- Mix the green chilies, cumin seed powder, jaggery, curry leaves, ginger, and rock salt. Coarsely grind them. Add some water for a smooth blend.
For the preparation of the tadka:
- Once the nariyal chutney is ready, prepare a tadka to add even more flavor.
- Heat some coconut oil into a small sized frying pan.
- Add the mustard seeds and chili powder. Let them pop and crack for a few seconds.
- Pour this mix over the chutney and enjoy!
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