Coriander coconut chutney recipe – side dish for idlis/dosas


Coriander coconut chutney is a mildly spicy, tasty and flavourful side dish for idlis, dosas, upma or any south indian snacks.  It is prepared with coriander leaves and coconut  as the main ingredients.  This chutney is a different variation of coconut chutney as adding coriander leaves gives a little freshness to the chutney.  Adding roasted gram dal gives a nice texture and flavour to this chutney.  Do try this chutney for a change from the routine and enjoy.  Coriander coconut chutney stays good for 2-3 days if refrigerated.

More chutney recipes for south indian snacks/dishes..

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Onion chutney

Tomato chutney

Peanut chutney

Green chutney

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Prep Time : 15 mins

Cook Time :  5 mins

Servings : 4 persons


Coriander leaves – 1 cup

Grated coconut – 1 cup

Roasted chana dal – 1 tablespoon

Green chillies – 2

Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

Ginger or adrak – 1 inch small piece

Salt as per taste


Cooking oil – 1 tablespoon

Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Urad dal – 1/2 teaspoon

Curry leaves – 1o

A pinch of asafoetida or hing


Take a mixer jar and add all the ingredients – coriander leaves, grated coconut, green chillies, ginger, roasted chana dal, lemon juice and salt.  Grind to a smooth paste by adding little water.

Transfer the chutney to a mixing bowl.

Heat oil in a pan.  Add  mustard seeds and urad dal.  Once the mustard seeds stops spluttering and urad dal gets light brown, add curry leaves and asafoetida and fry for few seconds.  Pour this seasoning to the chutney and mix well.


Coriander coconut chutney is ready to be served.

Serve this chutney along with idlis, dosas, vadas, upma or any south indian dishes/snacks.


You can add sugar too if you prefer the chutney little  sweet in taste.

You can add little tamarind instead of lemon juice for making this chutney.

Add onion and garlic for a nice flavour.



2 Responses to Coriander coconut chutney recipe – side dish for idlis/dosas

  1. Sweta says:

    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe of yours. My husband loved it. Thanks once again

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