coconut chutney recipe(Tamil hotel style) with pottukadalai
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Coconut chutney or thengai chutney in Hotel style. This is Pottukadalai(roasted chana dal) chutney with coconut. This is a classic coconut chutney with lots of roasted chana
Recipe type: chutney
Cuisine: TamilNadu
Serves: 4
  • To make coconut chutney(தேங்காய் சட்னி)we need:
  • ½ cup grated coconut/துருவிய தேங்காய்
  • ⅓ cup roasted chana dal /பொட்டுக்கடலை
  • 2 green chili/ பச்சைமிளகாய்
  • 1 tsp salt/ உப்பு – தேவையான
  • 1 tsp oil/ எண்ணெய்
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds/ கடுகு
  • ½ tsp urad dal/உளுந்தம்பருப்பு
  • few curry leaves/ கருவேப்பிலை
  1. Let's make coconut chutney, take a small mixie jar and add in the fresh shredded coconut, fried gram dal, green chilies, salt, and a small clove of raw garlic. Add about a quarter cup of water and grind to a smooth paste. Add more water while grinding the chutney if necessary.
  2. Add sesame oil in a pan. When hot, add in the mustard seeds and urad dal. Let the mustard seeds splutter. Add in a sprig of curry leaves.
  3. Now add a pinch of asafoetida powder.
  4. Add the tempering to the chutney. coconut chutney thengai chutney is ready
Tips for white Coconut Chutney Recipe
1. Fried gram and grated coconut can be used in equal quantity also.
2. Adjust green chili and garlic flakes as per spiciness and flavor required.
3. Also, don't add mint or curry leaves more, the number of coriander leaves should be high.
4. This chutney can be ground to thick or made watery as per preference, but it should be slightly coarse.
5. In hotels, they grind everything, so that it will be coarse you can follow that method too.
Recipe by Prema's Culinary at