Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Coconut Chutney with garlic-Thengai Chutney Recipe (for vada, dosa, idli, pongal)

Have you every tried this plain coconut chutney with garlic flavor? It is very simple to prepare and tastes great with vada, pongal, idli, dosa and also as a dip for samosa and bajji. It does not need much ingredients to prepare this chutney. Today we will learn how to make coconut chutney (South Indian style) following this easy recipe.

Coconut chutney-Thengai chutney

How to prepare coconut chutney (garlic flavor)

Prep time - under 10 mins
Serves - 2-3

Ingredients needed 

Grated coconut -3/4 cup
Garlic - 2 cloves
Green chillies - 3-4
Salt to taste

For the seasoning 

Oil -1 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 3/4 tsp
Curry leaves -few


Grate coconut and keep it ready. Use freshly grated coconut for best results.


First grind coconut, garlic, green chilli and salt adding very less water. Then add more water and grind the chutney a little coarse.(tips - if you add water in the beginning itself, it will take a long time to get ground)

Rinse the mixie with little water and pour that also into the chutney. The chutney should not be too thick nor too thin, so adjust water accordingly.

Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal. When dal turns golden brown, add curry leaves and pour the seasoning over the chutney. Mix well and serve with idli, dosa, pongal, adai etc.

Another variation of this chutney- Coconut chutney with coriander and fried gram.

Do not forget to check my other Chutney Recipes.

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  1. i do often :)esp for night tiffin ! its a awesome combo with roti too ! but i do not do the tempering !

  2. simple and different coconut chutney with garlic...

  3. I never tried garlic and coconut combo,nice idea Padhu,sure i will try this recipe and post it in my blog.

  4. All your recipes are kitchenfriendly.. keep on posting different recipes.

  5. Today i tried this garlic coconut chutney for the first time and the tase was awesome. Being a garlic lover, i love the smell so much.....thanks for your recipe padhu....

  6. Hi padhu
    Thanks for ur recipe but i have a doubt..Wont the smell of garlic be too pungent if its ground raw?
    Can we saute the garlic n then grind?

    1. We are adding just 2 small cloves or 1 big clove, so the chutney will have a nice garlic flavor but will not be pungent. It will be very delicious. But if you do not like the flavor of garlic, you can skip that.


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