sesame chutney recipe | coconut sesame chutney recipe

Sesame chutney recipe with step by step photos – this chutney is a variation of my mom’s Coconut sesame chutney that she usually makes. The chutney pairs very well with idli, dosa and with rice kanji (savory rice porridge).

I made the Sesame chutney when I made poha dosa. It was superb with the poha dosa. The leftover chutney we had with some onion pakoda. You can serve it with other pakora varieties as well.

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sesame chutney, coconut sesame chutney

You can make many varieties of coconut chutney recipes like: Coconut chutney, Red coconut chutney, Hotel style coconut chutney and have them with South Indian snacks like rava idli, masala dosa and uttapams. A simple chutney adds so much flavor and taste to South Indian snacks that you won’t feel like having them without a chutney along with it.

The color of the chutney is bright orange as I have added Kashmiri red chilies to the chutney. The only variation in this recipe is the addition of roasted peanuts and dry red chilies.

This sesame coconut chutney Does not have any tempering done. after grinding with some water, you can just serve it directly with idlis or dosas. So this is a quick and easy chutney, if you have all the ingredients at home. Even bachelors or novice cook can make it easily at home.

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sesame chutney

4.8 from 5 votes
Coconut sesame chutney recipe to go along with idlis, dosa, uttapam and with rice kanji (savoury rice porridge)
sesame chutney recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:15 mins
Total Time:15 mins
Course:side dish
Cuisine:south indian
Servings (change the number to scale):4
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 1 cup grated coconut - fresh or dessicated
  • 3 tablespoons roasted sesame seeds (bhuna hua til)
  • 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts (bhuni hui moongphali)
  • 1 tablespoon seedless tamarind (imli)
  • 3 dry red kashmiri chilies or dry red bedgi chilies (sookhi lal mirch), broken and deseeded
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves (lahsun)
  • salt as required
  • 1 cup water for grinding or as required


  • Heat a pan. Keep the flame to a low. Add 2 tablespoon peanuts (moongphali) and roast them stirring often till they become crunchy. Remove and keep aside. 
  • In the same pan, add 3 tablespoon sesame seeds (safed til) and roast them stirring often till they become a light golden. Remove and keep aside. Let the peanuts and sesame seeds cool down. 
  • In a blender jar, add roasted peanuts, roasted sesame seeds and 1 cup fresh grated or desiccated coconut.
  • Then add 1 tablespoon of seedless tamarind (imli), 2 to 3 garlic cloves, 3 dry red chilies which are broken and deseeded. Also add salt as required.
  • Lastly add 1 cup of water or as consistency required.
  • Grind all the ingredients to a smooth paste.
  • Serve sesame chutney with idli, dosa or rice kanji or other south indian snacks like uttapam, medu vada etc.
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How to make sesame chutney

1. Firstly we will dry roast 2 tablespoon peanuts (moongphali) on a pan. You can skip this step if you already have roasted peanuts with you.

sesame coconut chutney recipe

2. Roast the peanuts till they become crunchy in color. You will see some black spots on then when they are roasted well. You can peel the peanuts if you wish. I haven’t peeled the peanuts for this chutney recipe.

sesame coconut chutney recipe

3. Keep the roasted peanuts aside in a plate.

sesame coconut chutney recipe

4. In the same way, dry roast 3 tablespoon sesame seeds (safed til).

sesame coconut chutney recipe

5. Roast them till they change to light golden color. But don’t burn them.

sesame coconut chutney recipe

6. Keep the roasted sesame seeds (bhuna hua til) aside. Let both the peanuts and sesame seeds cool down.

sesame coconut chutney recipe

7. Measure and keep all the ingredients ready for making coconut sesame chutney.

sesame coconut chutney recipe

8. In a blender jar add roasted sesame seeds and 1 cup fresh grated or desiccated coconut.

sesame coconut chutney recipe

9. Next add add roasted peanuts, 1 tablespoon of seedless tamarind (imli), 2 to 3 garlic cloves (lahsun), 3 dry red chilies which is broken and deseeded. Also add salt as required.

sesame coconut chutney recipe

10. Lastly add 1 cup of water or as consistency required.

sesame coconut chutney recipe

11. Grind all the ingredients to a smooth paste.

sesame coconut chutney recipe

12. Serve coconut sesame chutney with idli, rava dosa or rice kanji or other South Indian snacks like uttapam or medu vada or mysore bonda etc.


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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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14 comments/reviews

  1. Hi dassana,
    in the recipe steps, while grinding, peanut addition is missing. It’s obvious though and also there in the pics but just in case.

    • thanks ruchi for informing me. i have added the peanuts step. thanks again ????

  2. Can you tell me please that this chatney has how long fridge life ?
    And I think instead of tamarind we can use fresh lemon juice or lime juice too its a very good taste and smell too.

    • since coconut is used along with tamarind, it stays good for 2 to 3 days in the fridge. you can also keep in the freezer for 4 to 5 days. you can lemon juice but with lemon juice the quality of sour taste is different than with tamarind.

  3. Superb recipe.. 🙂 can we skip the tarmarind?

    • tamarind gives a slight sourness to the chutney and balances the flavor & taste of sesame seeds. insetad of tamarind, you can add a few drops of lemon juice.

  4. Superb5 stars

  5. hi,
    ur every recipe turnout delicious and made me cookyqueen in my MI’s & huby’s eyes….Thanks A Ton n Loads Of Love on ur way….

    my query is what can i use instead of tamarind(in case not available)

    • no need to use anything. the chutney will be still delicious. thanks and hugs simren.

  6. This looks fabulous! What a gorgeous colour. So many fantastic flavours in one little chutney. I must make this one 🙂

    • this one is really healthy too along with so many flavors too.

  7. Wow looks absolutely flavourful and yummy

  8. The chutney looks good. I have never made poha dosa ever. Makes me want to try’em.

    • the poha dosas are so soft and porous. you must try them making at home.