Kopra Dried Coconut Chutney Recipe
Copra - Khobbri chutney - chutney podi
Kopra dried coconut chutney recipe is commonly made in Maharashtra,
As it is a dry chutney, it has a long shelf life.
Dry coconut is referred to as khobre - kopra - copra so this dried coconut chutney is called khobryachi chutney(marathi), khobbari chutney(kannada).
Garlic dry coconut chutney Copra - Khobryachi chutney
Bhakri - Jowar roti with chutney and stuffed eggplant
Look at the instructions and you will see how easy it is to make this dry kopra chutney powder.
This dry chutney powder goes very well with rotis such as jowar or bajra bhakri and
The image shows copra chutney with jowar bhakri, fresh butter and stuffed
Dry coconut lasts long, so does this chutney. By roasting the grated kopra lightly, the chutney powder has longer shelf life.
You may use desiccated coconut readily available in the market
instead of dried coconut. There is no need to roast desiccated coconut.
This chutney can be made with or without garlic.
The color of the chutney will depend on the variety, color and
quality of the red chilies you use.
It will also depend on the roasting
of the coconut.
I prefer to grind the copra chutney a little coarse as you can see in the image below.
to make Kopra Dried coconut chutney powder recipe
Ingredients for dried coconut chutney powder
Kopra - Dried coconut - Copra
red chili powder - Lal mirch powder
Ingredients to make 1 cup dry coconut chutney
Grated dry coconut or desiccated coconut- 1 cup
salt - 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder - 1 tsp or according to taste
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Garlic pods(optional) - 6-10
Dry tamarind - a little
Gud / Jaggery (optional) - 1/2 teaspoon
Method to make dried coconut - kopra chutney:
- Heat a fry pan and add the grated coconut.
Lightly roast the grated coconut on low flame for a few minutes till
it is light brown. Roasting enhances the taste and flavor and also
preserves the chutney for a long time. If you sure to finish the chutney
within 8-10 days you may omit roasting.
- Grind together the coconut and the other ingredients to a coarse powder.
- Store in an airtight container.
Serve with bhakri, chapati. You may also use it to sprinkle on buttered toast, sandwiches, poori, paratha etc.
It can also be added to vegetable curries to add to taste.
Tips for making kopra chutney:
- You may slice the copra thinly instead of grating. Any way you will be grinding or pounding it.
- You may use whole dry red chilies instead of red chili powder. Roast
the dry red chilies with a few drops of oil till they are crisp. Cool
and then grind with the roasted coconut.
- I find using red chili powder
easier. Do not grind the chutney too fine. A little coarse powder is better.
- Traditionally, this chutney was pounded using a mortar and
pestle and the chutney tastes great. Use mortar and pestle if you have
available at home and if you have the time and energy. The enhanced
taste is definitely worth the trouble.
- Jaggery / gud is used to balance the sourness of tamarind. You may use it or omit it depending on your liking of sweetness or sourness.