Chutney, Dips, Sauces

Andhra Style Chilli Coconut Chutney


Chutney plays an important role in my everyday food, I love having some type of chutney on the side with my daal and rice. As I have mentioned in my old post, my mum can make chutney of any thing from chillies to fruits to peels and I like to think that I have picked up that quality from her. 🙂

This coconut chilli chutney is inspired by a spicy cuisine of Andhra Pradesh (A state in South India), the Andhra food is just delicious, finger lickingly good and spicy which I love. This is a very easy chutney, you can store it in the fridge up to 2 weeks and in the freezer up to 1 month.

Serve this chutney with you rice and rotis as a side, I am sure you will like it too.


  • ¾ cup fresh coconut grated or pieces
  • 1 tbsp split bengal gram (Chana Dal)
  • 1 tsp split black gram (White Urad Dal)
  • 5 dried red chillies
  • 3 green chillies
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • ½ cup fresh coriander
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp tamarind soaked in 1 tbsp water.
  • ½ tsp jaggery or coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp oil
  • Salt to taste

For tempering:

  • 1 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp split black gram (white urad dal)
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • A pinch of asafoetida



Heat oil, add chana lentils and fry till they are golden, add the urad dal and continue till it turns golden.

Add the curry leaves, dried red chillies, garlic, green chilli and coconut, keep stirring till the coconut becomes golden brown.

Now add the coriander, jaggery, salt and tamarind with the water.

Let it cool and make a chutney in the pestle mortar or in blender using very little water.

For tempering, heat oil and add split black gram, let it turn golden and add mustard seeds and asafoetida. Let the seeds splutter, add the turmeric powder and red chilli and turn the gas off.

Pour this over the chutney.


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