Nariyal/ Coconut chutney is enriched with the goodness of nature and is a great combination of taste and health benefits. Along with Dosa, Vada and Idli you can pair this chutney with other South Indian dishes like Paniyaram, Appam, Upma and Pongal. You can also eat this chutney with other Indian dishes as well. Making Nariyal/ Coconut chutney at home has its own benefits. You can keep a check on the quality of ingredients and can make according to your palate.  This traditional South Indian delicacy can be paired with your boring recipes. So do you want to make restaurant style Nariyal / Coconut chutney at home?? Here’s the lip-smacking recipe.


1 cup roughly chopped Fresh Coconut

2 Green Chillies, chopped

1 tbsp Roasted Chana Dal

1 tsp Lemon Juice or Tamarind Paste

1/2 cup Water


Coconut Chutney Ingredients
Coconut Chutney Ingredients

For Tempering

1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds

1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds

4-5 Curry Leaves

1 Dry Red Chilli

1 tsp Oil

Asafoetida (Pinch)

Nariyal/ Coconut Chutney Recipe: Step By Step

1. In a blender take roughly chopped 1 cup coconut, 1 tbsp roasted chana dal, 2 chopped green chilli, 1 tsp tamarind paste or lemon juice and salt.

Coconut Chutney Recipe Step 1
Coconut Chutney Recipe Step 1

 2. Add in 1/2 cup water as required depending on the variety of coconut used. If using desiccated coconut, then use warm water while grinding. If you are using fresh coconut then no need to use warm water.

3.    Blend till you get a smooth paste, add more water if required.

Coconut Chutney Recipe Step 2 and 3
Coconut Chutney Recipe Step 2 and 3

4. For tempering, first add 1/4 tsp mustard seeds and allow them to crackle. Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds and let the cumin seeds to get browned. Add 1 red dry chilli, a pinch of asafoetida and 4 to 5 curry leaves. Stir and fry till the red chillies change their color and the curry leaves become crisp.

Coconut Chutney Recipe Step 4
Coconut Chutney Recipe Step 4

 5. Pour all the tempering mixture on the chutney.

6. Your Nariyal / Coconut chutney is ready to serve.

Coconut Chutney Recipe Step 5 and 6
Coconut Chutney Recipe Step 5 and 6


Add roasted peanuts for adding extra flavour.

Add coriander leaves for different flavour.

To give your nariyal/coconut chutney a nice smooth texture, you can add some fresh cream.

Nutrition Value of Coconut Chutney

Serving Size 1 tbsp Amount Per Serving

CalValue Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories from Fat35
Total Fat4g6%
Saturated Fat1g5%
Trans Fat0g
Total Carbohydrate4g1%
Dietary Fiber1g4%
Nutrition Value of Coconut Chutney
Vitamin A  0%Vitamin C  0%
Calcium  2%Iron  6%
*Nutrition value is rough estimate for 1 teaspoon