This is the traditional south indian sauce/ chutney that goes with well with almost all the south Indian breakfast. It can also be used with the snack items. Udipi hotels and kamat hotels serves the best coconut chutney. The fresh milky flavour from the fresh coconut is so good. It is a great accompaniment with Idli and sambar.
Ingredients: Fresh coconut - 1 cup grated
Putana dal/ Roasted chana dal - 2 tbsp
Yogurt - 2 tbsp
Ginger - 1 inch, washed,peeled and grated
Green Chillies - 2 ( adjust accordingly)
Coriander - 1 tsp chopped
Red chillies - 2
curry leaves - 1 sprig
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Black gram - 1 tsp
oil - 1 tbsp
Blend coconut, putana dal, ginger, green chillies, coriander, yogurt and salt to a fine paste. Add little water if necessary.
Heat oil, add Red chillies, mustard, Cumin, curry leaves and black gram. When the mustard starts spluttering, take it off the stove and pour it over the blended coconut paste.
Serve with idli, dosa, upma, vada, uttappa etc