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Friday, April 19, 2013

Red Coconut Chutney | Side dish for Idli/Dosa

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 coconut chutney
What to prepare as a Side dish for Idli/Dosa is always a confusion and since I get bored eating the same side dish again, I usually change the flavor and color of the chutney which makes it taste different every time.I have posted a version of Coconut chutney earlier, which is the usual way I prepare.I make various variations of this such as Red Coconut chutney and Green coconut chutney The addition of raw onion and garlic adds a nice flavor to the chutney and the addition of red chillies and byadige red chillies adds a bright red color to the chutney.
red coconut chutney

You can check out other chutney varieties for Idli/Dosa here:
Red Coconut Chutney Recipe:
(serves 2-3)

1/2 cup grated fresh Coconut
1 small Onion,chopped
2-3 dry Red Chillies
2-3 Byadige Red Chillies
2 small Garlic pods
2 tbsp Chana dal
1 1/2 tsp Tamarind pulp
Salt to taste

to temper:
2 tsp Ghee/Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Urad dal
a sprig of Curry leaves
a pinch of Asafoetida

  • Heat 1 tsp Oil and add chana dal and fry until they turn red in color and add red chillies and byadige red chillies until they are crisp and keep them aside.
  • Grind grated fresh coconut with onion, garlic pods, roasted chana dal and dry red chillies, tamarind pulp and salt to a paste.
  • Heat ghee/oil in a small tempering pan and crackle mustard seeds and add urad dal and fry until it turns red in color.Add curry leaves and asafoetida and fry it.
  • Add the tempering to the chutney and mix well.
Serve it with Idli/Dosa/Paniyaram.
coconut chutney
  1. Instead of chana dal you can add 3-4 tbsp fried gram(roasted gram) in the recipe.
  2. Adjust the red chillies according to your spice level.The addition of byadige red chillies gives a nice red color to the chutney,so do not miss adding them.
red coconut chutney

You can check the regular Coconut Chutney recipe here.


Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Looks very yummy...perfect with idly or dosa

Anonymous said...

So tempting! I would love to try this combo. What is Byadige Red Chillies? What if I don't have them? Any alternatives.

Radhika Subramanian said...

what a vibrant red color Prathi. I love spicy chutneys to go with idlis and this awesome color of the chutneys just calls out my name.

Sireesha Puppala said...

hmmm can have 10 idlies with this chutney:) love the color

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Perfect yummy chutney for dosa and idli.

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Priya R said...

wow stunning red chutney, love the addition of pearl onions :) simply superb

Chitz said...

Flavorful & tasty chutney :) Perfect hot side for idlis..

Priti S said...

yum ...that's looks so fab ..lovely color ..I got same in draft too :D

divya said...

looks divine..beautiful clicks.....

Priya Yallapantula said...

I love that bright orange color, beautiful and delicious looking. Please do send it to my "Healthy Me & Healthy Us" event (read the rules).

Srimathi Mani said...

Looks so delicious. I made a green chutney version of this yesterday. Will make this the next time.

M D said...

Your chutney looks so delicious. I can probably eat the entire bowl as is!

Priya Suresh said...

Very catchy and super spicy chutney.

Rajani said...

I face the same dilemma always too - what chutney for idli/dosa. This chutney has a very inviting colour. i may just try frying the garlic too as I am not sure about raw garlic flavour.

Arthy Suman said...

i love spicy chutney


It is really a nice and tasty chatney ,goes very well with Idly/dosa

Gayathri Ramanan said...

looks tempting...nice dip for idly...

cumincoriandercardamom.com said...

Wow, gorgeous red chutney

Karan Fagne said...

Your recipe is looks awsme, you give the easiest way to prepare this recipe, from your recipe tips many people gets advantage. Regards,

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