Narial - Coconut Chutney Recipe
Kai Chutney or tengai chutney is a South Indian recipe
chutney or nariyal chutney is a specialty of south Indian cuisine.
is known as nariyal (Hindi) or kai (Kannada), tengai (Tamil), kobbari
(Telgu), Naral (Marathi).
many homes, some variation of kai chutney is made almost everyday as it
is served as an accompaniment to many snack or breakfast dishes.
there are many variations, combinations of coconut or nariyal chutney.
Coconut green chutney with green chilies and coriander leaves, white
chutney without coriander leaves, red chutney with red chilies.
not only change in color but in taste too. One thing is for sure, every
chutney recipe makes your meal yummier.
Though the north Indian states do not use coconut everyday in their
cooking, 'nariyal ki chutney' is made as accompaniment for many dishes
Coconut chutney is served as a main accompaniment to Idli,
also as a spread for vegetable sandwiches.
Be it a festival meal or an everyday snack, lunch, dinner, this Indian
chutney enhances the taste.
Generally green chilies and coriander leaves(cilantro) are used for this chutney which gives it a lovely green color.
You can omit the cilantro and green chilies and add dry red chilies to get a different color and taste.
How to make coconut chutney
Main ingredients for coconut chutney
Coconut - Narial broken
Ingredients for chutney
- Fresh coconut grated - 1 cup
- Green chilies - 2 or more according to taste
- Fresh Ginger - ½ inch piece
- Salt - ½ teaspoon
- Sugar - ¼ teaspoon
- Lime juice - 1 teaspoon
- Garlic(optional) - 2-3 pods
- Mix all the ingredients and grind together to paste(not too fine).
- Add a little water if needed.
Heat oil in a small pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
- When they stop spluttering, add a pinch of asafetida. Fry for a few seconds. Take off flame. Let cool.
- Add the cooled tempering to chutney. Mix well.
Chutney is ready to serve and eat.
- You can also add 2-3 garlic pods to the mix. It goes very well with Dosa and Uttapam. If making as an accompaniment for idli, I omit garlic.
- You can also use this coconut chutney as a sandwich spread. Do not add water if you are using for sandwich.
- This chutney is usually served with
Rava Idli ,
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