Grated coconut – 3/4 cup (use fresh coconut)
Red chilli – 5
Garlic – 1 – 2 cloves (optional)
Fried gram (pottu kadalai) -1 1/2 tbsp
Tamarind – a small piece or a little paste
For the seasoning
Oil – 2 tsp
Mustard – 1 tsp
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – few
Grind grated coconut, red chillies, garlic, fried gram, tamarind and salt together, adding little water. Do not grind it very finely. It should be a little coarse.
Then heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal and curry leaves.When dal starts turning golden brown, pour it over the chutney.
Check out my another variation of coconut chutney with green chilli and coriander leaves below
Coconut chutney recipe (it goes well with tiffin items)
Enjoy a variety of chutneys –Chutney recipes