Chutney forms a important side dish for breakfasts, especially South Indian Breakfasts. Most of the breakfast items go well with chutney exceptions being puttu, appams etc.I am a big fan of coconut chutney and in my case i need side dish for chutney. 😀 I can eat chutney all by itself. There are many versions of chutneys, i only know a few of them although 😉 Shall try to broaden my horizons on this point. 🙂 Today I am sharing the basic coconut chutney recipe.
Here goes the recipe:
Coconut grated/ cut in pieces: 1/2 cup
Fried gram dal (Pottukadalai) : 1 tbsp
Green Chillies: 2 -3
Tamrind: 1 small piece (optional)
Salt to taste
Water as needed.
Oil :1/2 tbsp
Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
Urad Dal:1 tsp
Chana dal: 1 tsp
Curry Leaves: 1 spring
Red chilli: 1
Grind all the above ingredients smoothly. Transfer in a bowl.Add water as per consistency required. Temper with “To temper” ingredients.
Serve with any breakfast items.
You can add a little curd while grinding if you wish.
For the chutney to stay good for longer, do the tempering in a pan and add chutney to it. Then transfer in a bowl.
If adding tamarind, curd can be skipped.