Coconut tamarind chutney recipe with step by step photos – a slightly sour tasting chutney made with tamarind, fresh coconut and spices.
This coconut chutney is a simple and easy recipe and goes very well with idli and dosa. This is my mom’s recipe and even now she makes this chutney with idli and dosa. The slightly sour taste of tamarind is one of the main flavor factors in this chutney, which is accompanied with the mild sweetness of fresh coconut. There is also the heat of green chilies felt in the chutney.
Usually, we add just one green chili and do not make a spicy chutney. But you can add up to two green chilies for a spicy chutney. If you do not have green chilies, then you can even add dry red chilies. The chutney made with green chilies tastes different than the chutney made with red chilies.
In this coconut chutney recipe, chana dal is not added. A tempering of mustard seeds, cumin, curry leaves and dry red chili is also done. You can also check this Imli chutney recipe.
Make this delicious coconut tamarind chutney And serve with idli, dosa or uttapam.
How to make coconut tamarind chutney
1. Measure and keep all the ingredients ready for making tamarind coconut chutney.
2. In a chutney grinder jar, add 1 cup fresh grated coconut, 1 chopped green chili, ½ inch roughly chopped ginger and 2 teaspoons seedless tamarind.
3. Next add salt as required.
4. Lastly add ½ cup water or as required.
5. Grind all the chutney ingredients very well. make a smooth paste.
6. Pour the chutney in a heatproof bowl.
Preparing tempering for chutney
7. Measure and keep all the ingredients ready for preparing tempering for chutney.
8. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a tadka pan or small frying pan. Lower the flame.
9. First add ½ or ¾ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai).
10. Allow them to crackle.
11. Then add ½ or ¾ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera).
12. Let the cumin seeds also crackle.
13. Then add 1 to 2 red dry chili and 1 sprig curry leaves (kadi patta). Additional of red chillies are optional.
14. Fry till the red chilli changes color.
15. Pour the hot tempering on the chutney.
16. Stir and mix well.
17. Serve Coconut tamarind chutney with idli, dosa or vadai.
If you are looking for more Chutney recipes then do check:
coconut tamarind chutney
- 1 cup fresh coconut
- 1 green chili, chopped or 1 dry red chili, broken and deseeded
- 2 teaspoon tamarind without seeds (imli)
- ½ inch ginger, roughly chopped
- salt as required
- ½ cup water or as required
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil or sesame oil or any oil
- ½ or ¾ teaspoon mustard seeds/rai
- ½ or ¾ teaspoon cumin seeds/jeera
- 1 or 2 dry red chilies (optional)
- 1 sprig curry leaves (kadi patta)
- In a chutney grinder jar, add cup of fresh coconut, 2 teaspoon seedless tamarind, 1 green chili or 1 dry red chili, chopped ginger and salt.
- Add ½ cup water or as required. Grind all the chutney ingredients very well. Make a smooth paste.
- Pour the chutney in a small bowl.
tempering for coconut chutney:
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a tadka pan or small frying pan. Lower the flame.
- First add mustard seeds and allow them to crackle.
- Then add cumin seeds. Let the cumin seeds also crackle and then add 1 red dry chili and curry leaves.
- Fry till the red chilli changes color.
- Pour the hot tempering on the chutney.
- Mix well and serve coconut tamarind chutney with idli, dosa or vadai.