Coriander Coconut Chutney

The Western world has dips, India has chutneys!

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If you decide to make and savor all the chutneys that are prepared across India, you would need more than a lifetime; there is so much variety. And today, thanks to global culinary fusion, chutneys are becoming dips and vice versa.

This coriander coconut chutney is a good example of that. You could use it as a chutney for dosas, idlis, parathas or use it like a dip with crackers or steamed veggies. I prefer not to use tempering if using as a dip though.

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A very simple and classic chutney, the main flavours are fresh coriander and coconut. The sweetness of the coconut perfectly balances the earthy, vibrant freshness of the coriander leaves. I love coriander and hence went a little overboard with its use, hence the bright green colour. But if you wish, reduce the amount of coriander and you get a very coconuty light green chutney.

Recipe Courtesy: http://www.archanaskitchen.com

Ingredients:

1. Grated coconut – 100 gms
2. Fresh coriander leaves – 150 gms
3. Green chilli – 1, chopped
4. Ginger – a small knob, chopped
5. Cumin/jeera seeds – ½ tsp
6. Salt – to taste
7. Lemon juice – to taste

To temper:

8. Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
9. Curry leaves – 4-5
10. Dry red chilli – 2
11. Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
12. Vegetable oil – 1 tbsp

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Method:

• Using a blender or food processor, grind the coriander leaves, coconut, green chilli, ginger, cumin seeds and salt to a smooth consistency.
• Remove to a bowl and squeeze in lemon juice to adjust taste.
• Add a tempering made from mustard seeds, curry leaves and dry red chilli over the top and mix just before serving.

Note – As mentioned above, you can leave out the tempering step if you are using this chutney as a dip or spread.

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What is your favourite chutney/dip?

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5 thoughts on “Coriander Coconut Chutney

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  2. nandoo February 11, 2014 at 11:13 am Reply

    coriander chutney looks very yumm. Love the colour of the chutney.

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    • vanyadhanya February 11, 2014 at 10:16 pm Reply

      I like the taste of coriander so added more. Most traditional recipes use more of coconut.

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  3. afracooking February 8, 2014 at 12:22 pm Reply

    Love the vibrant colour!!

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  4. Aruna Panangipally February 5, 2014 at 2:41 am Reply

    One of my favourites!

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