hotel style coconut chutney recipe, quick coconut chutney recipe

hotel style coconut chutney recipe

hotel style coconut chutney recipe with step by step photos – this is my quick  coconut chutney recipe that goes extremely well with idli, dosa, uttapammasala paniyaram and medu vada. this chutney also goes well with upma. this is also a request post.

i shall be posting some more coconut chutney recipes with different variations. e.g. in this coconut chutney recipe tempering method is used. coconut is one ingredient that is always there in my kitchen, be it fresh coconut or dessicated coconut.

what contributes majorly to the earthy taste of this hotel style coconut chutney is roasted bengal gram or chana dal.

here there is no tempering but there is some before work which does not take much time. that is of frying the curry leaves.…  and they get fried quickly releasing their aromatic flavors in the oil. thats what you need to do and then grind everything….. and lo the chutney is ready.

hotel style coconut chutney

the coconut chutney can be made with frozen or fresh coconut. to avoid grating coconut in the last minute, i usually grate the whole coconut and then freeze it. when i want, i just take some of the frozen coconut and my job is easy whether it is making chutneys, sambar or vegetable stir fries.

steps to make quick hotel style coconut chutney recipe:

1: first heat 2 tsp oil (sunflower or coconut oil). then add 15-20 curry leaves. fry them till they become crisp and this takes just about 1 or 2 minutes.

2: put all the ingredients (½ cup grated fresh or frozen coconut, ¼ cup roasted chana dal, ½ inch chopped ginger, 1 chopped green chili and salt as required) along with the curry leaves and the oil in a chutney grinder or small blender. i always use my magic bullet for making chutneys.

3: add some water and grind to a smooth chutney.

4: serve the coconut chutney with dosa or idli or medu vada. consume when fresh. at the most you can freeze the chutney and use for a couple of days. in cold temperatures the chutney will stay longer than in warmer or hotter temperatures.

easy hotel style coconut chutney

if you are looking for more chutney recipes then do check mint chutney, coriander chutney, mango chutney, green chutney, curry leaves chutney and peanut chutney.

hotel style coconut chutney recipe below:

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hotel style coconut chutney recipe
a quick coconut chutney hotel style.
RECIPE TYPE: side dish
CUISINE: south indian
SERVES: 1 medium bowl
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • ½ cup grated fresh or frozen coconut
  • ¼ cup roasted chana dal/bengal gram
  • ½ inch ginger/adrak, chopped
  • 1 green chili/hari mirch, chopped
  • 15-20 curry leaves/kadi patta
  • 2 tsp oil (sunflower or coconut oil)
  • salt as required
  1. wash and rinse the curry leaves. dry them on a kitchen towel.
  2. heat oil in a small pan. add the curry leaves and fry till they become crisp.
  3. let the curry leaves-oil mixture become warm.
  4. add the rest of the ingredients along with the curry leaves and oil in a chutney grinder or small blender.
  5. add some water, about ½ to ¾ cup (depends on what consistency of chutney you want) and blend to a smooth chutney.
  6. check the salt and add more if required.
  7. serve the hotel style coconut chutney with idli, dosa, medu vada or uttapam.

{ 57 Responses }

  1. somya says

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  2. Sangeeta says

    This is the best site i have ever visited for vegetarian Indian food. I tried the tawa paneer recipe today and it is fabulous. I am eager to try more of your recipes and I am sure they will all be great. One can see you have put alot of effort into this blog and congratulations for simple clear instructions, step by step procedure and photos including handy tips.
    best wishes

  3. Abitha Roshith says

    I tried coconut chutney and I must say its awesome!!!! Luvddd the taste…. Dint add roasted chana daal tho….

  4. Deepa says

    Hi.. Ur recipes r awesome.. Especially eggless cakes n puddings.. Thoroughly enjoying cooking with ur recipes.

  5. puneetha says

    No words to tell this site, really amazing, easy to learn, yesterday i made pav bhaji taste was superb my family liked very much, now i will cake hotel chuteny,etc……plz go rock.this site

  6. Sameeksha says

    Hi Dassana Madam. . first time I tried online recipe from ur recipe list that is rava dosa .. its yummyyyy I just loved it .. and today breakfast lunch n now even dinner also Ravadosa only

  7. kiranmayi says

    Can you please tell me how to prepare dosa batter using magic bullet.
    I tried to make it but ailed to obtain smooth batter.Thanks in advance

  8. sonia says

    Hi dassana,

    First time I made idli my home. My parents really liked it and it was delicious. Thanks to you because I got the steps of making it from your site. Now I will try making Dossa and I will share with you soon!

    Thanks a lot for your practical ideas!

    Sonia from Chandigarh (India)

  9. Bekxy Kuriakose says

    I made the coconut chutney today alongwith poha dosa from your recipe. Both have come out almost exactly the way your pictures show and delicious to taste. This is the dirst time i made dosa batter at home and i had leftover poha, so I thought why not try it. It was so simple and so delicious,

    Thank you so much

  10. Shakila Begum says

    Hi Dassana your recipes looked easy n appetising. Thank u for sharing. I m looking for different variety of chutneys. God bless.

  11. sonia says

    Dear Dassana

    I just love the way you have explained the process of making coconut chutney. I love south Indian food. The best thing about it they cook by all their hearts. I have never tried making idlis and chutney because I dont know how to make it. whenever somebody explained me how to make it, I always get confused. But after reading your recipe, I have got an idea how to make it. I will try. Thanks dear for your explanation!

  12. Soma Murthy says

    I am making Masala dosa tonight. I wanted to make this type of chutney. The previous time I tried it was a disaster. This time, I was lucky to find this recipe and followed it meticulously. It was a great success! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  13. amina khatoon says

    thanks, i’v already tried few of your recipes like dhokla, idli, and chutney. they are really good and i think u made them easier. once again thank you very much for making cooking so easy.

  14. padmavathy says


    very Nice :)

    just wanted to know how to freeze coconut..will it not spoil…how many days i can store freezed coconut…
    thanks in advance

    • says

      hi padmavathy, i always grate the coconut and store them in an air tight box in the freezer. the coconut does not get spoiled. mine usually gets over in 10-12 days since i use coconut often. i keep everything in one box since i use coconut pretty often. if you want to use for a month or two, then store in small sized boxes. as you have to thaw the coconut before you use them. if they are in one box, it affects its shelf life. i just quickly scrape the coconut i want with a sharp spoon on a plate/bowl and keep the box quickly in the fridge.

  15. says

    Dassana, love the click with the coconut shell. I make this when I am short of coconut scrapings, we call this channa pottukadala or porikadala in Malayalam.

  16. Ashwini says

    Hi Dassana,one clarification…as per the recipe we can either use fried gram or roasted urad dal isn’t it?If it is urad dal do we need to dry roast it or in oil?

    • says

      hi ashwini. there is no urad dal used in this recipe. its chana dal (bengal gram) which we get roasted in the market. if you are using raw chana dal, then you will have to roast them till they get browned, but don’t over brown.