Red Coconut Chutney

June 23, 2014 Chutney RecipesCoconutSide Dish for Idli/DosaTirunelveli Style Recipes  8 comments

Red Coconut Chutney is a coconut chutney made with dry red chillies. In our family, this is the default chutney that we make when we travel. We call this “Ooruku Pora Chutney”. Funny isn’t it? This stays good for a day or two if handled properly. Spicy red coconut chutney along with pillow soft idlis is a divine combo. Try making this simple yet delicious chutney.

Now to the recipe..


[Preparation Time-5 mins : Cooking Time- 10 mins]


  • Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Red Chillies – 4 to 5
  • Urad Dal – 1 tbsp
  • Tamarind paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – as required
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a generous pinch


  • Heat a pan and dry roast the dry red chillies in low flame. Keep this aside. In the same pan add a tsp of oil and roast the urad dal until golden brown. Keep this aside. In the same pan add the grated coconut and saute for a few seconds. Let it cool down.

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  • Take the roasted coconut, red chillies, salt & tamarind paste in a blender and grind it into a paste. Then finally add the roasted urad dal and just pulse it once or twice. Heat a pan with oil and temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida and add this to the ground chutney.

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Red Coconut Chutney is ready.

Serve with soft idlis or crispy dosa.



  1. Dry roasting the ingredients and making the red coconut chutney helps it to stay fresh for a longer time, making it ideal for travel.
  2. I have added the tempering to the chutney. U can saute the chutney after tempering if u r planning to take this for a trip/travel.
  3. Adjust red chillies according to your spice levels.

8 comments to Red Coconut Chutney

  • sona  says:

    We too make this chutney and I prefer this over the white chutney.. Looks very nice..

  • Rani Vijoo  says:

    Inviting Idly and Chutney….Your pics are too good Sundari…great job!

  • preetha  says:

    wow.. looks delicious…

  • Gloria  says:

    chutney looks yumm

  • jaspinder kaur  says:

    Tempting presentation. looks super delicious and yummy….

  • Sony's kitchen  says:

    Delicious platter…yummy chutney!

  • maha  says:

    chutney luks yummy n perfect vth idlis n dosa.

  • sathya@mykitchenodyssey  says:

    Wow !! never heard about coconut chutney staying this long. So must try for me.
    I am conducting a sandwich maker giveaway in the blog.WOuld be happy if you join.Thanks

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