Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Coconut Chutney for Chapati!

There are days when we get bugged on what to cook for dinner. All of us think what to cook and think of all options left to us. It happens to best of us, no doubt. And there are days like planning for dinner on a Sunday night. After the heavy Sunday lunch, you wouldn't know what to prepare. When I think of such incident, I remember what my twins did the day before. We made both of them sit in the dining table for their dinner. I had their bowl all ready and told them that they are now ready to eat. 

Both of them immediately showed the hot boxes on the table with our food and signed that they wanted to be fed from that! Imagine the surprise and sweetness of that. We rolled down laughing because they won't stop after that. They kept on showing that they want the food from the box. So if babies that young, get bored with their routine food, what about us?

Those the saver for us during those days is this coconut chutney that Athamma makes. Its the simple chutney but the way it is made is different. For many days, Amma used to make dal chutney which goes very well with rice and then for a while, we used to prepare Pappu Chaaru. But now, when we feel that we don't know what to prepare or if we had heavy lunch, then its coconut chutney for us. This goes very well with chappatis.

Ingredients needed

Fresh Coconut - 1 cup
Red chillies - 4
Garlic - 2 pods
Onion - 1 small
Salt to taste

Method to prepare:

Clean and chop coconut into small pieces.

In a mixer or food processor, take all the ingredients except onions. Grind to a coarse paste.

Finally add the onions and just run once. The onions should not get mixed or ground.

Important thing to note in this, is to ensure you don't run the onions to paste. The unique taste in this chutney is the onion chunks present in the chutney

If you prefer, you can season this with Mustard and curry leaves.

Serve this for chapatis.

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Jayashree said...

Very unique combination....haven't ever seen chapati paired with coconut chutney before.

masalamagic said...

Hey Srivalli, I know what you mean! So cute to here about your twins :-)
And i love chapathis with chutney! We make a similar chutney - without the coconut but with roasted ground peanuts instead.. it is a North Karnataka delicacy -usually eaten with Bhakri! But this sounds yummy and i'll sure try it your way!

isha said...


I love all your recipes and mostly your presentation. Thanks for being such a lovely host for all of us everyday. I will definitely try your version of coconut chutney today.


Kamini said...

You are bursting with so many ideas, I simply cannot believe that you'd ever be at a loss as to what to make for dinner! The chutney looks delicious - looks perfect for a simple meal.

Asha said...

I add raw chopped onion to Eggplant Pachadi too, tastes great. I will try this chutney!:)

Suganya said...

Chutney is my fav condiment for Chapatis. They are tasty, quick and easy. I add green chillies and hence the chutney remains white :)

musical said...

This is such a cute post! For chapatis and for a b'fast toast, coconut chutney rocks with everything :).

shriya said...

Love the coconut chutney. But I've never tried it with chapathi. Looks yummy.

Cynthia said...

For far too long I have been putting off making a coconut chutney. I've got to remedy that situation soon.

Lakshmi said...

Chutney is so versatile that it can be eaten with anything. I even like to mix it with rice and eat it. heeehheee..I am that big fan of all chutneys. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Sia said...

coconut chutney with chapati??? now for hardcore mangalorean whats more better than that:) loved the idea sri.

lakshmi said...

et tu srivalli? and i thought only i liked this combo

boredom comes very easily to me - i get bored of walking in the same circle in a park - i prefer the road. and even in the road option, i choose different roads and different directions to walk in everyday. if i exhaust anna nagar roads, i'll land near you house and wake you up for a walk. :D

Bharathy said...

We make this chutney for godambu dosa/godumai dosai in kerala adding a small portion of puli :)
..that way this should logically go very well with chappatis as well :)

Nupur said...

Hmm...chapatis with chutney is a new combination for me too. Looks delicious!

Srivalli said...

Jayashree, thats nice...I have always known to eat is actually so should try

Latha, thank you..good to know your version..will sure try it next time...

isha, Thanks for the feedback. Appreciate your kind words. Do try and let me know. Its good to have you de-lurk and take a moment to comment

Kamini, you are ever so sweet!. It is indeed perfect for a simple meal. Do try when you have time!

Asha, thats great to know. Do try!

Suganya, :D..chutney with green chillies goes well for dosas and chappaties too..this one is with more of onion and that too not fully ground!

musical, you are too have on toast!..thats taking innovation to heights!..:D

shriya, thanks for dropping by...try this you will like it!

Cynthia, then I recommend you will do wonders to you!

Lakshmi, wow..with rice..thats new for are welcome..

Sia, I know how it must be...thanks

lakshmi, yes!..its nice to know my friends have similier taste senses!...good are most come you are not still bored!..:D...

Bharathy, yeah with godumma dosa also this goes excellent!...what a clever deduction!

Nupur ..for a person so versatile..I am happy you are discovering this now! try for an attack on senses!

Ramki said...

Hi ,

Am blogging your chutney as a model recipe in the 1001 Coconut Chutney cookbook at

Thanks for the recipe.

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