Coconut Chutney with a Twist- ಕೊಬ್ಬರಿ ಚಟ್ನಿ

In my previous post, I mentioned about a different recipe for coconut chutney. I am posting the same here. Normally, coconut chutney is prepared with coconut, dalia(hurikadale), green chillies, tamarind. However, the day I prepared Gundapongalu, dalia(hurikadale) was over, and there was no time to run to the Indian grocery store and buy the same. So, a simple twist and a couple more ingredients made all the difference.


  1. 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  2. 1/4 cup groundnuts
  3. 10-12 curry leaves
  4. 1/2 bunch coriander leaves
  5. 10 green chillies
  6. 1 inch grated ginger
  7. 1 tsp lemon juice
  8. salt to taste, and 1/4 tsp sugar
  9. for seasoning – 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp urad dal. 1 red chilli, 4 curry leaves, pinch of hing


  1. Fry the groundnuts for 5-6 minutes on a pan. You can also microwave the same for 2-3 minutes. Make sure the groundnuts don’t burn. Let it cool
  2. Now, add all the ingredients from 1-8 and grind to a smooth paste.
  3. Heat a small pan, add 1 tsp oil. Now add all the ingredients mentioned in 9 for seasoning.
  4. Add this seasoning to the chutney, and serve with Idli, Dosa, Poori, chapathi or GundaPongalu.

P.S: The difference with the normal coconut chutney I prepare is: dalia replaced with groundnuts, tamarind replaced with lemon juice, curry leaves added along with the chutney instead of just seasoning.

A couple more chutneys posted in this blog:

  1. Tomato Chutney
  2. Pudina Chutney

Another look at the delicious chutney with a twist:

10 responses to this post.

  1. Hi Meera, this is Usha Srinivas again,
    thanks for the Coconut chutney recipe.i did try this recipe and it came out very well and tastes good with dosa, thanks a lot Meera. I usually add small onion, garlic, mint, dry chilli & tamarind, but your recipe is better taste then the my recipe, keep posting Meera.


  2. Posted by Sundar Matpadi on January 31, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Another option is to replace cocunut with pecans. That also tastes great and texture resembles just like coconut chutney


  3. Posted by Sundar Matpadi on January 23, 2013 at 11:33 am

    My friend’s wife makes chutney as KK has mentioned by using only walnut instead of coconut. Costco walnuts help here and the tastes very good and very difficult to guess it is made out of walnut.


  4. Posted by KK on March 11, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Dear Meera,

    My atthe used to add walnuts to coconut chutney and sometimes fried pudhina too. It tastes heavenly. I recently tried adding walnuts to maavinkayi chutney and the chutney bowl was wiped clean :).

    Considering the benefits of walnuts, it is a healthy choice.


  5. Posted by aarthyguruprasad on June 4, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Dear meera,
    this recipe seeems to be different will try it and I have a stuffed parantha recipe which is absolutely without onion and garlic and no garam masala too how do I send it to you??


  6. Posted by djrao on May 12, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    your coconut dhutney is excellant pl inform about besi bela bath, avial jagannatha raoi


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