September 24, 2014

[VeganMoFo 2014] Under 15 minute Easy South Indian Coconut Chutney Recipe + Two Giveaways: Modern Spice by Monica Bhide and A Matter of Taste, a book on Indian writing on Food

If there is always one accompaniment while having breakfast at my mum's place, it is definitely this Under 15 minute Easy South Indian Coconut Chutney. I have been eating it with my idilis and dosas for as long as I remember and now I thought it is a perfect time to share the recipe with you all. All you need is fresh coconut and a handful of ingredients. Every south indian breakfast deserves a simple to make chutney as a side and after trying this version, I guarantee you will instantly fall in love, never to look back again! And while you are at it, don't forget to leave a comment on this post to mark your participation for the TWO book giveaways (Day 3) Scroll down for more details. If you haven't tried your luck already, do leave a comment on Day 1 and Day 2 giveaway blogposts as well. Good Luck! 

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Under 15 minute Easy South Indian Coconut Chutney (for Idlis, Dosas, Vadas Uttappams)

Recipe Source: Amma
Serves 2


1 cup fresh coconut, cut into small cubes
3-4 green chillies
2 tbsp channa dal
1 tsp tamarind pulp
1/4 tsp turmeric
salt - to taste
1 tsp oil

For Tadka:

2 tsp oil
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 red chillies, broken into pieces
1 tsp mustard seeds
few curry leavesa big pinch of hing (asafoetida)


Heat oil in a pan and roast channa dal until golden brown. Set aside.

Mix together coconut, salt, turmeric and tamarind.

Grind together: coconut, channa dal, green chillies, tamarind, salt and turmeric into a coarse chutney.  Set aside.

Heat oil for tadka and add - urad dal, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, red chillies, hing and curry leaves. Once mustard seeds start to sizzle, add to the coconut chutney.

Serve as an accompaniment to idlis, dosas, vadas or just mix in with hot rice and ghee. :-)


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  1. Wow, nice coconut chutney with tamarind pulp, Thanks for sharing.
    My daughter Rachna introduced me your blog, she is your friend on face book.

  2. :-) Third day giveaway!! Hope I win atleast one of them ! ;-)

  3. Should we re-enter each day? I'm going to on this one but please message me if I shouldn't so I don't bog down your feed!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. I can already smell all the spices ! hum

  5. Perfect chutney to serve with any South Indian snack..
    Such lovely books.. participated in the previous one.. and following you already on fb, twitter and subscribed.
    Fb and twitter name .. Shobha Keshwani

  6. Lovely chutney Siri..We normally add the Chutney Daliya...for volume i am guessing! Or sometimes jazz it up with peanuts instead of daliya...with guests, we grind it with coconut milk,..Insanely delicious!!!


  7. Awesome looking chutney & so versatile too!

  8. Liked, subscribed, tweeted...all done. All that you need to do is pick my name out of the hat!

  9. Looove this chutney. Simple yet perfect to perk up any meal. Want those books badly.

  10. never tried chutney with channa dal,will try

  11. Already following Cooking With Siri on Facebook. My profile name is Soma Basak

  12. Already following you on Twitter. - @sirime . My twitter handle is @ZestandLeisure

  13. To me the tadka takes this chutney to a whole other level - a personal favourite.
    Entering this giveaway too

  14. Hi, nice chutney and very well taken pics too..

  15. The ubiquitous yet the indispensable side if there s Dosa or Idly on the menu. Love the last picture and the cute handi

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