Fresh Coconut Chutney Recipe with Cilantro and Green Chili 2023

Coconut Chutney Recipe

Recipe for Coconut Chutney - Made with fresh coconut, cilantro, and green chili. A classic accompaniment to dosa and idli.


  • 1 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2-3 green chilies, chopped
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger, chopped
  • 1/4 cup roasted chana dal
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
  • For tempering:
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • A few curry leaves

Fresh Coconut Chutney Recipe with Cilantro and Green Chili 2023


  1. In a blender, add the grated coconut, cilantro, green chilies, ginger, roasted chana dal, cumin seeds, and salt. Blend until smooth, adding water as needed to get a smooth consistency.
  2. Transfer the chutney to a serving bowl.
  3. In a small pan, heat the oil for tempering. Add the mustard seeds and curry leaves. Once the mustard seeds start to pop, pour the tempering over the chutney.
  4. Stir the tempering into the chutney and serve with dosa or idli.
  5. Enjoy your delicious coconut chutney!

Let me know in the comment box if you have any questions or suggestions.

Coconut Chutney Nutrition information

Here is the nutrition information for the given recipe per serving (assuming 4 servings):

⇒ Calories: 136
⇒ Total Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 163mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 3g

Health benefits of Coconut Chutney

⇒ Rich in healthy fats: Coconut is a rich source of healthy fats, including medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which can provide energy and promote weight loss.

⇒ Supports heart health: The healthy fats in coconut can help lower LDL cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.

⇒ Boosts immunity: Coconut contains lauric acid, which can help boost the immune system and protect against infections.

⇒ Improves digestion: Coconut is a good source of fiber, which can help promote digestive health and prevent constipation.

⇒ Anti-inflammatory: Coconut contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can help reduce inflammation in the body, which is a common factor in many chronic diseases.

⇒ Supports bone health: Coconut contains minerals like calcium and magnesium, which are essential for bone health.

⇒ Antioxidant properties: Coconut chutney also contains cilantro, which is a rich source of antioxidants that can help protect against oxidative damage and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

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