Coriander and Coconut Fresh Chutney

A fresh South Indian Chutney made from pureed coconut and coriander.

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This is a simple Indian chutney. There are three varieties of chutney: fresh chutneys, cooked chutneys, and dry chutneys. Fresh South Indian chutneys are smooth purees made from uncooked ingredients, perhaps seasoned with a tadka of mustard seeds, dal, and curry leaves. They are best freshly made, but they stay good for a couple of days if refrigerated. Made from raw ingredients this type of chutney is unlike most other dishes which have at least some degree of cooking.

Chutneys add zing to a meal and are an essential part of a South Indian meal time. They can be prepared with a limitless variety of ingredients.

Are you looking for chutneys? There are a range of Eastern and Western Chutneys here and here. Browse our Coriander dishes here and here. Or explore Indian recipes here.

Simple Coriander and Coconut Fresh Chutney | Indian | Vegetarian | A Life Time of Cooking

Coriander and Coconut Chutney

ingredients
0.75 cup coriander leaves and stems, packed reasonably tightly0.75 cup coconut – I use frozen
3 green chillies, or to taste (Western palates perhaps start with 1)
2.5 cm piece ginger root, peeled
1 dried red chilli
salt to taste
squeeze of lemon or lime juice

method
Fry the red chilli in a little oil until it darkens a little. Grind it with all of the other ingredients. Add salt to taste, and a little more lemon or lime juice if you desire.

recipe notes
This can be made into a coconut chutney by reducing the amount of coriander. Or it can be made into a coriander chutney by reducing the amount of coconut and adding a little jaggery. It is a very flexible recipe.

A little tamarind extract can be added instead of the lemon and lime juice. Add about half a teaspoon.

Add a tadka if you desire. Use black mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida.

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Enjoy! Love to you.

Author: Ganga108

Heat in the Kitchen, Cooking with Spirit. Temple junkie, temple builder, temple cleaner. Lover of life, people, cultures, travel. Champion of growth, change and awareness. Taker of photos. Passionate about family. Happy.

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