Garlic coconut chutney recipe – How to make garlic coconut chutney for idli dosa – chutney recipes

Garlic coconut chutney is a easy chutney recipe made with coconut and roasted chana dal and flavoured with garlic cloves.  This chutney goes well as an accompaniment to all south indian snacks like idlis, dosa, upma, uthapams etc.  You can also store this chutney in a refrigerator for upto 2 days. Garlic coconut chutney is a simple and easy chutney which does not take much time to prepare.

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Prep Time : 10 mins

Cook Time : 4 mins

Servings :  2 to 3 persons

South Indian cuisine


Grated coconut – 1/2 cup

Roasted chana dal or roasted Bengal gram or chutney dal – 2 tablespoons

Garlic cloves – 6 to 7

Green chillies – 2

Chopped or grated ginger – 1/2 teaspoon

Coriander leaves – 1 tablespoon

Salt to taste


Take a mixer grinder.  Add the grated coconut, green chillies, ginger, roasted chana dal, coriander leaves and salt.  Add little water and grind to a smooth paste.

Remove the chutney in a serving bowl.

For the seasoning, heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a small tadka pan.  Add mustard seeds and once it starts spluttering, add urad dal and saute till golden brown in colour.  Add curry leaves and pour this seasoning to the chutney. (I have not seasoned the chutney as I prefer it plain.  So the pic shown is without the seasoning).  Mix well and serve the chutney as a side dish with idlis, dosas, uthapams or adai.



Use fresh coconut for better taste.

Adjust the green chillies according to the spiciness required by you.

You can also add curry leaves alongwith coriander leaves for an enhanced taste.

The garlic cloves can be adjusted to your taste preference.

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