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Coconut Chutney Recipe, How to make white coconut chutney

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 12 mins
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x


Recipe for coconut chutney hotel style. White coconut chutney for idli and dosa. South Indian Tamilnadu style white coconut chutney. Thengai Chutney Recipe.



For the Chutney

  • 1/3 cup fresh shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoon fried gram dal (pottu kadalai)
  • 12 green chillies
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon tamarind
  • one small clove of raw garlic

For the tadka

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (gingely oil)
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon urad dal
  • a pinch of asafoetida powder
  • 1 sprig curry leaves


  1. Take a small mixie jar and add in the fresh shredded coconut, fried gram dal, green chillies, salt, tamarind and a small clove of raw garlic. Add about quarter cup of water and grind to a smooth paste. Add more water while grinding the chutney if necessary.
  2. Add sesame oil in a pan. When hot, add in the mustard seeds and urad dal. Let the mustard seeds splutter. Add in a sprig of curry leaves.
  3. Now add a pinch of asafoetida powder.
  4. Add the tempering to the chutney.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Category: Chutney
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu