Coconut Chutney - A Classic Accompaniment!

If you are fond of South Indian food, then you are no stranger to the classic coconut chutney. It is a popular accompaniment to several South Indian dishes. This delicious coconut chutney is usually served with idli, vada, dosa, upma, appam, etc. Authentic South Indian cuisine is incomplete without the coconut chutney. iD Fresh Foods brings you the best recipe to make this chutney. If you too are fond of eating coconut chutney, then you will definitely like this homemade recipe very much. It also has several health benefits To make the yummy dosa coconut chutney at home, follow the recipe step by step.

Coconut Chutney Info:

Prep Time

5 Mins

Cook Time

10 Mins

Total Time

15 Mins


South Indian


Side dish

Coconut Chutney Ingredients (2 Servings):

  • One cup dry or fresh coconut, chopped
  • A tablespoon of grated ginger
  • Two chopped green chillies
  • A tablespoon roasted chickpea lentil paste
  • A spoonful of curd
  • A tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Half a cup of water
  • Half a tablespoon of cumin seeds
  • A pinch of mustard seeds
  • Four to five curry leaves
  • A dried red chilli
  • A tablespoon of oil
  • Salt to taste

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  • First, grind the chopped coconut in a grinder to make a thick paste.
  • Now take out this paste and keep it in a plate.
  • Add green chillies, roasted chickpea lentil paste, and ginger to the grinder and grind them to make a smooth paste.
  • Add dry or fresh chopped coconut, curd, lemon juice, salt and half a cup of water, grind it again, and make a paste.
  • If you want a slightly thin chutney, add some water to adjust consistency, and grind it again.
  • Remove this paste and store it in a bowl.
  • For the tempering, heat a little oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Let them pop, then add cumin seeds, dry red chillies, and curry leaves.
  • Cook for 30 seconds and keep sautéing. Now remove the pan from the gas and quickly pour the mixture over the coconut paste.

Your delicious dosa coconut chutney is ready to serve. Serve it with dosa, idli, vada, uttapam, upma, appam, or any of your favourite dishes.


Quick Tips:

  • To make it spicy, add more green chillies to it.
  • Adjust the quantity of water to determine consistency.
  • If you want the chutney to be completely white, do not add green chilli while making the paste.
  • You can add tamarind to make the chutney a bit tangy.
  • You can also add asafoetida (hing) in coconut chutney to enhance its taste.
  • Apart from gram dal, urad dal can also be added to coconut chutney.
  • You can also use garlic instead of ginger. This chutney can also be made without ginger or garlic.

Classic dosa coconut chutney is quick and easy to make and the perfect accompaniment to vadas, idli, uttapam, appam, dosa, and many other South-Indian delicacies.