red coconut chutney recipe, how to make red chilli coconut chutney recipe

by dassana amit updated March 13, 2014

red chili coconut chutney recipe

here’s a slightly hot version of red chilli coconut chutney. like most of the coconut chutneys, this chutney pairs well with idli, dosa, uttapam and medu vada. also good with starters like pakoras.

i have kept the chutney mildly spiced and hot by using less red chilies. addition of tamarind also tones down the hotness and makes the chutney slightly sour. if you want a more reddish color in the chutney, then you can add kashmiri red chilies. they are not so hot and give a good natural red coloring to the food.

this red chilli chutney gets the punch when it is tempered. so please temper the chutney. best to have the chutney immediately or freeze the chutney and consume within 1-2 days.

there are many variations of coconut chutney and few of these coconut chutney recipes from my blog are:
coconut chutney for idli, dosa
hotel style coconut chutney
coconut curd chutney recipe
sesame coconut chutney
coconut chutney with tempering

red chili coconut chutney

red chilli coconut chutney recipe below:

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red chilli coconut chutney
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red chilli coconut chutney made with red chilies.
Recipe type: appetiser
Cuisine: south indian
Serves: 12-3
chutney ingredients:
  • ½ cup grated coconut fresh or frozen
  • ¼ cup roasted chana dal
  • 1 or 2 dry red chilis
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp tamarind
  • salt as required
  • water for grinding
tempering ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • a pinch of asafoetida/hing
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  1. grind all the ingredients listed for the chutney above with some water.
  2. take the chutney in a bowl.
  3. heat oil in a small pan.
  4. add the mustard seeds first and let them pop.
  5. now add cumin and fry them.
  6. add the asafoetida and curry leaves.
  7. fry for some seconds and add to the chutney
  8. mix well and serve the red coconut chutney with idli, dosa, uttapam or medu vada.

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Asmita April 25, 2013 1

Planning to make dosas for the weekend. Have to try this recipe out. Thanks so much for sharing.


aparna April 24, 2013 2

i am a hardcore fan of this chutney :) well go with my very own fried rice :) and Dosai !


Pavithra April 24, 2013 3

Love the simplicity of the chutney!!
Looks easy and yummy.


Nupur April 24, 2013 4

you can make simple things look amazing Dassana.. not only your recipes and your pictures bt the theme and writing style is so inviting and really interesting.. I am quickly moving towards the top of your fans list ;)


Familycook April 23, 2013 5

This is making me drool:) Love the vibrant pics too!


Dr. Tushar April 23, 2013 6

Awesome :)