Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Red coconut chutney ~ For idlis and dosas ~ Tomato Coconut chutney

Whenever I plan to make chutney to go with dosai and give R a choice of which chutney he would like, I am pretty sure of his response even before I ask the question. The answer for him would be coconut chutney, R always prefers coconut chutney to other kinds of chutney. And I admit that the combination of dosas with coconut chutney is quite awesome and I see why R is so partial to this combination :)

I make a few versions of coconut chutney and am surprised that not even one of them have found their way into this space yet. I feel sometimes that the things I make most often, somehow never appear here, mostly because I keep thinking I would probably take pictures of it the next time I make it and it keeps getting pushed off :)  Anyway I hope to be able to post all the versions in this space in time..... and am making a start with this red coconut chutney.

This red coconut chutney is quick and simple. In addition to the flavor I like the beautiful color and hue of this chutney. This chutney goes well with idlis, dosas or any other South Indian dish like upma, ven pongal or adai.

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Ingredients and method to make red coconut chutney
1 and 1/2 cup grated coconut ( nariyal/ thengai)
1 small tomato cut fine ( tamatar/ thakkali)
3 small dry red chilies ( lal mirch) ( or to taste)
2 tsp roasted gram dal (buna chana/ Daria/ pottu kadalai)
Salt to taste (namak/ uppu)

1 tsp oil
3/4 tsp mustard seeds ( rai/ kadagu)
3/4 tsp split black gram lentil ( urad dhal/ ulatham parappu)
Pinch of asafetida powder (hing/ perungayam )

Grind together coconut, red chilies , tomato and roasted gram to a smooth paste. Add salt to taste and give it another turn in the blender.

Heat oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds, when the seeds splutter add split black gram lentil / udad dhal and stir until the lentils begin to redden. Add a pinch of asafoetida powder, stir once and pour entire seasoning on the chutney.

Serve chutney with dosas/ idlis or any other South Indian tiffin item like ven pongal, adai or upma. 

If you are looking for chutney recipes, here are a few more

Tomato Chutney

Carrot Chutney

Mixed Vegetable chutney

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