Sunday, March 25, 2012

Coriander/Cilantro Coconut Chutney

Here is a simple recipe for a coconut based chutney from my day to day cooking. This chutney brings out the flavor of cilantro/coriander and is a great accompaniment for idli's and dosa's.

1 bunch coriander (approximately 3 cups, loosely packed)
2 tblsp urad dhal
2 red chillies/green chillies
1 inch ginger
4 tblsp shredded coconut(fresh or frozen)
1 small marble size tamarind (1/2 tsp tamarind paste)
salt as required.
1 tblsp sesame oil(or any oil)
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp urad dhal

In a pan add 1 tsp of oil and fry the urad dhal till golden brown.Keep aside.
In the same pan slightly fry the red/green chillies and ginger.
Reduce the heat to low and the stir in the roughly chopped coriander/cilantro leaves for about a min or until wilted.
Grind everything along with coconut and tamarind to a smooth paste.

For tempering .
Add a tblsp of sesame oil in a pan.When its hot add the mustard and urad dhal.When the mustard pops switch off the stove and mix in with the chutney.

If using frozen coconut, defrost in microwave for 2 mins and then grind using some luke warm water.
Equal parts of mint and coriander can also be added to make mint coriander chutney.
Do not cook the coriander leaves for more time, stir in low heat just until they are wilted ( just a minute or less).I usually do this after switching off the stove.

Linking this chutney to Julie's " Herbs and spices event " at Erivum puliyum where this months theme is coriander - cumin .


Faseela said...

yummy n flavorful chutney....

Kanan said...

simple and lovely looking chutney

anjana said...

simple.flavourful and delicious chutney..loved the presentation and the lovely clicks..

FewMinute Wonders said...

Looks perfect.

Julie said...

Yummy n love the coconut n cilantro flavor in it...
You can link this to my event..
Cook in any recipe with Cilantro/Cumin as one of the main ingredients & rush it in my EP Series-Herbs n Spices
Erivum Puliyum

Cham said...

I add a bit of pottu kadalai to make it thick, but ur chutney color is awesome, my son's fav green chutney!

Sravs said...

Delicious and flavorful chutney !!

Ongoing event CC:Vegan Diet - Plant Based Food

Hema said...

The idli and chutney looks so tempting..

Cilantro said...

I love this chutney and have it with rice at times. I make it the same way too.

Mona said...

Always on the lookout for chutney recipes. Looks yummy.

Lavanya said...

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Sobha Shyam said...

so colourful and yummy chutney..nice clicks dear :)

Reshmi said...

simple flavourful chutney.. following you.. do visit Noel collections

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

yummy flavors...looks wonderful..;)
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