Coconut chutney or kayi chutney needs no intro to any south Indian.Its a very common accompaniment for most south Indian breakfast and snack dishes.Though its a very simple dish,recipe can vary from house to house, the variations are quite mild and almost follow the same ingredients. 

Here’s the recipe for coconut chutney – hotel style from my kitchen to yours !!!


You can relish this chutney with tatte idly , set dosa etc ..


Smitha Kalluraya
Course Side Dish
Cuisine south indian
Servings 4 serving


  • 1 cup coconut, Grated
  • 2 tbsps chutney dal / Roasted bengal gram/ Hurigadale
  • 3 - 4 Green chilies, +/- based on your preferance
  • 1/2 tsp Tamarind pulp
  • 2 - 3 strands Coriander leaves
  • Salt, as per taste

For Tempering:

  • 1 - 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 Red Chilly, (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp urad dal , (optional)
  • few Curry Leaves


  • Transfer all the ingredients for the chutney (other than the ones mentioned in the tempering) in a blender ,wet grind to smooth consistency..
  • Heat oil in a small pan. Add the mustard seeds. When they splutter,urad dal & chana dal. Fry till the dal becomes brown.
  • Then add the curry leaves, red chili and asafoetida. Fry for a minute. Immediately pour the tempering on the coconut chutney. Chutney is ready to be served.Best accompaniment with Dosa,Paniyaram,adai and idly.
  • Above is the Bangalore/ Mysore/ Tamilnadu / Andra version of the coconut chutney. Mangalore/ Kerala version of Coconut chutney is a little different - will post that version soon .


  • An important note to be made here is the coconut. Use freshly grated coconut - frozen is ok- but fresh ones make such a huge difference.
  • In the above recipe, i have used coriander leaves for flavoring. You can change the taste of the chutney by changing the flavoring ingredient. You can add ginger / garlic / anything you like. Even plain chutney minus the flavoring ingredient tastes good. Experiment this and share with me .

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    Nayna Kanabar
    September 8, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Lovely and tasty ,thanks for sending it to lets cook with coconut event.

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    December 7, 2014 at 4:56 am

    good one and looks tasty

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