Friday, November 23, 2012

Coconut & Coriander Chutney

Any South Indian food is incomplete without the chutney. The chutney is the key dish with all South Indian dish. Today first time I prepared Coconut and Coriander Chutney. And the result is so good. I really enjoyed my lunch with this chutney. It’s a very easy and simple recipe. I think this chutney will be good with any kind of paratha also. Just for a change I ate a spoon of rice with this chutney which is really too good and really I never thought about that before.
Previously I prepared coconut chutney once but never tried with coriander before. 


Preparation time: 10 mints.
Cooking time: 10 mints.

For Chutney:1.Half cup chopped coconut.
2.One bunch coriander leaves.

3.One inch ginger.

4.Two to three green chilies.
5.A small tamarind pulp.
6.Salt & Sugar as per taste.

For tarka:
1.Few urad dal.
2.Few mustard seeds.
3.Few curry leaves.
4.One table spoon oil.

Add the coriander leaves in a vessel with little water. When its start melt add all other ingredients. Let it cool.


Make a smooth paste with the above chutney ingredients.


Now add oil in a vessel and add few urad dal, few mustard seeds and few curry leaves, when its start splutter add the chutney mixture into the vessel. Mix nicely.

Your Coconut & Coriander chutney is ready enjoy with Dosa or Idli.



Since my childhood I love south Indian foods, Specially Dosa, Idli and samber. After marriage we were in Chennai for some time and I used to have Idli from a restaurant almost all weekend. But never tried at home, only once I made it with help of my friend. But this time I tried to do it alone. The recipe is very easy but the main thing is the batter, if the batter is not good then your idlis will not be soft.

But anyhow with the help of some sites and definitely tips from my friend this time successfully I prepared Idli at home. And the good news is that they were just perfect. I feel so happy just like a big achievement. But the sad part is this my husband doesn’t like Idli so this time again for myself only. Enjoyed my lunch with Idli and coconut chutney.

Preparation time: 20 mints.
Cooking time: 15 mints.


1.Raw rice or Sonamusuri rice: One cup.
2.Urad Dal: Half cup.
3.Salt as per taste.
4.Baking Soda.
5.Oil two table spoon
6.Idli stand.
Wash and soak Rice & Urad dal for 6 to 7 hr.

Now make a smooth batter with the soaked rice and dal with little water.

Now add baking soda and salt into the batter and keep this in a warm place for overnight.

Now before making the idlis add one table spoon of oil into the batter.

Greece the idli pan with little oil and add one big spoon of batter into each of the place. Steam the idlis into medium heat for 15 mints.

Enjoy your Idli with Chutny.