Red chutney(Coconut) | Side Dish for Idli/ Dosa

This is a chutney which is so versatile that can be served  for idli/dosai,or even for appam and idiyappam.Its very easy to make and just take few minutes.You can find this chutney in my kitchen very often since it suits to all south indian breakfast recipe.I usually make it wihtout tamarind but if you want a tangy taste in your chutney then add a very small piece. Also adding pottukadalai is optional. Both the version with and without it will be tasty.

Preparation time: 2mins
Cooking time: 1 mins
Recipe type: Side dish/dip
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Author: Babitha


  • Coconut-pieces-1/4 cup
  • Red chilli- 2 or 3(adjust)
  • Garlic cloves-3
  • Tamarind- little.(optional)
  • Pottukadalai-2 tsp (optional)
  • Salt to taste

To temper:

  • Oil
  • Mustard
  • hing-little
  • Curry leaves.


1.Grind all the ingredients o a fine paste with little water.

2.If needed dilute further with water or else keep as such.

3.Temper with the ingredients and add to it.

Serve with hot idli/dosa.


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