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Kerala coconut chutney recipe

coconut chutney recipe with fried onions. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Kerala cuisine
Keyword: chutney recipes, side dish for appam, side dish for dosa, side dish for idli
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/8 cup fried gram
  • 2 no red chilli
  • salt to taste

for tempering

  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2-1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 red chilli broken
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 8-10 no small onions - sliced


  • grind together coconut, fried gram, red chilli and salt adding little water to a medium coarse paste. 
  • add more water to make it to a thin consistency. 
  • For tempering: heat oil and crackle mustard seeds. 
  • further, add broken red chilli and curry leaves. fry till crisp. 
  • lastly, add sliced onions, salt for frying and fry till reddish brown. 
  • add the tempering to the chutney and mix once. 
  • serve fresh with appam, dosa or idli.