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Red coconut chutney recipe
This is my favourite chutney.My mom usually prepares this for dinner as a side dish for dosa , idli. She uses green chillies if making for breakfast and red chillies for dinner.Its very easy to make.We all know coconut milk when mixed with honey is good for curing stomach and mouth ulcers.But if u just go through the kitchen clinic section , u'll wonder by seeing the  amazing health benefits of coconut.So its better to include coconut in our diet ( limited quantity) without hesitation Smile.Lets see how to make this easy coconut chutney recipe using red chillies ..

Red coconut chutney

Red coconut chutney Red coconut chutney recipe with garlic for idli dosa
Cuisine: Indian
Category: chutney
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes


  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Red chillies - 3-4 nos (use 2 for less spice,Use byadgi chilli to get this color)
  • Tamarind - 1 small piece
  • Garlic cloves - 4-5 nos
  • Salt & water - as needed

  • Grind all the items given above except garlic cloves.Grind to a smooth paste.Lastly add finely chopped garlic cloves and grind it together.
  • Serve with idli,dosa topped with gingely oil.


  • U can replace red chillies by green chillies.It tastes great for idli.
  • For variations , u can also add 2 small onion while grinding.

Serve with idli,dosa topped with a tsp of gingely oil.Tastes superb !!
easy red coconut chutney

Coconut: The coconut provides a nutritious source of meat, juice, milk, and oil that has fed and nourished populations around the world for generations. On many islands coconut is a staple in the diet and provides the majority of the food eaten. Nearly one third of the world's population depends on coconut to some degree for their food and their economy. Among these cultures the coconut has a long and respected history.
  • Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a "functional food" because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content. Coconut oil is of special interest because it possesses healing properties far beyond that of any other dietary oil and is extensively used in traditional medicine among Asian and Pacific populations. Pacific Islanders consider coconut oil to be the cure for all illness. The coconut palm is so highly valued by them as both a source of food and medicine that it is called "The Tree of Life." Only recently has modern medical science unlocked the secrets to coconut's amazing healing powers.
Coconut In Traditional Medicine
  • People from many diverse cultures, languages, religions, and races scattered around the globe have revered the coconut as a valuable source of both food and medicine. Wherever the coconut palm grows the people have learned of its importance as a effective medicine. For thousands of years coconut products have held a respected and valuable place in local folk medicine.
  • In traditional medicine around the world coconut is used to treat a wide variety of health problems including the following: abscesses, asthma, baldness, bronchitis, bruises, burns, colds, constipation, cough, dropsy, dysentery, earache, fever, flu, gingivitis, gonorrhea, irregular or painful menstruation, jaundice, kidney stones, lice, malnutrition, nausea, rash, scabies, scurvy, skin infections, sore throat, swelling, syphilis, toothache, tuberculosis, tumors, typhoid, ulcers, upset stomach, weakness, and wounds.
Coconut In Modern Medicine
  • Modern medical science is now confirming the use of coconut in treating many of the above conditions. Published studies in medical journals show that coconut, in one form or another, may provide a wide range of health benefits. Some of these are summarized below:
  • Kills viruses that cause influenza, herpes, measles, hepatitis C, SARS, AIDS, and other illnesses.
  • Kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum disease and cavities, pneumonia, and gonorrhea, and other diseases.
  • Kills fungi and yeasts that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete's foot, thrush, diaper rash, and other infections.
  • Expels or kills tapeworms, lice, giardia, and other parasites.
  • Provides a nutritional source of quick energy.
  • Boosts energy and endurance, enhancing physical and athletic performance.
  • Improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
  • Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose.
  • Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body.
  • Reduces symptoms associated with pancreatitis.
  • Helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks associated with diabetes.
  • Reduces problems associated with mal absorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis.
  • Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth.
  • Helps protect against osteoporosis.
  • Helps relieve symptoms associated with gallbladder disease.
  • Relieves symptoms associated with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and stomach ulcers.
  • Improves digestion and bowel function.
  • Relieves pain and irritation caused by hemorrhoids.
  • Reduces inflammation.
  • Supports tissue healing and repair.
  • Supports and aids immune system function.
  • Helps protect the body from breast, colon, and other cancers.
  • Is heart healthy; improves cholesterol ratio reducing risk of heart disease.
  • Protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis and thus protects against heart disease.
  • Helps prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay.
  • Functions as a protective antioxidant.
  • Helps to protect the body from harmful free radicals that promote premature aging and degenerative disease.
  • Does not deplete the body's antioxidant reserves like other oils do.
  • Improves utilization of essential fatty acids and protects them from oxidation.
  • Helps relieve symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Relieves symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement).
  • Reduces epileptic seizures.
  • Helps protect against kidney disease and bladder infections.
  • Dissolves kidney stones.
  • Helps prevent liver disease.
  • Is lower in calories than all other fats.
  • Supports thyroid function.
  • Promotes loss of excess weight by increasing metabolic rate.
  • Is utilized by the body to produce energy in preference to being stored as body fat like other dietary fats.
  • Helps prevent obesity and overweight problems.
  • Applied topically helps to form a chemical barrier on the skin to ward of infection.
  • Reduces symptoms associated the psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
  • Supports the natural chemical balance of the skin.
  • Softens skin and helps relieve dryness and flaking.
  • Prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots.
  • Promotes healthy looking hair and complexion.
  • Provides protection form damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation form the sun.
  • Helps control dandruff.
  • Does not form harmful by-products when heated to normal cooking temperature like other vegetable oils do.
  • Has no harmful or discomforting side effects.
  • Is completely non-toxic to humans.

Coconut Oil
  • While coconut possesses many health benefits due to its fiber and nutritional content, it's the oil that makes it a truly remarkable food and medicine.
Once mistakenly believed to be unhealthy because of its high saturated fat content, it is now known that the fat in coconut oil is a unique and different from most all other fats and possesses many health giving properties. It is now gaining long overdue recognition as a nutritious health food.


  1. My MIL, a hardcore coconut fan because of her Keralite background, would be very happy to read up all the benefits you've jotted down :-)

  2. Nice recipe and very informative post

  3. Wow awesome chutney. Love the amazing facts about coconut. Nice header also. How is your daughter now?

  4. I love freshly grated coconut! I bought a grater blade which I attached to a small bench and now I can have fresh coconut instead of the frozen or dessicated (and overly sweet) ones found at the grocery. Great recipe!

  5. That sounds awesome! I love coconut!

  6. the good old, plain and simple coconut chutney..this tops, anyday!! love your "kitchen clinic' section..

  7. coconut chutney looks so yummy and colorful! Nice info. on the benefits of coconut.

  8. Whenever we have a mouth sore, we just keep the coconut milk in mouth ... that helps to cure faster.
    Lovely chutney!

  9. thanx for visiting my blog chitra! I love this chutney.. it really takes great with hot rice and peanut oil along with appalam!

  10. Nice post chitra we love it with garelu,vadas.....Useful information about coconut......

  11. Even I add garlic in my chutney always! Gives a great flavor!! Good effort in listing out the benefits!!

  12. nic info...and coconut chutney is my favourite too..

  13. all of us love coconut chutney! nice and simple recipe! amazing details about the nutritional values of coconut!

  14. Hi chitra,
    First time in your've a nice space here...thanks for following my blog
    chutney reciep sounds yummy, tamarind in coconut & What a wide collection of facts about coconut....very nice

  15. Chitra sorry I could not stop by early.. I love coconut, & give it to me in any form & I will quickly devour it:-) usually its all over raw even before i start thinking of making anything with it.

    Very good info.. & healthy fresh chutney.

  16. I love coconut chutney...and nice info on coconut!

  17. very informative post with white, snowy chutney... love to have with any tiffin items..

  18. An easy recipe,the best thing is ur kitchen clinic.....its worth reading it:) Good one!

  19. Thanku all for stopping by and ur encouragive comments:)

  20. Nice recipe...Thanks for sharing the information...

  21. Hi chitra ..
    Even me too first time here ..Thanks for dropping comments in my blog ..U gt a great blog too ...Coconut chutney looks perfect ...

  22. Love the classic coconut chutney...nice information on the benefits of coconut, who knew really that coconut was so good for health :-)

  23. Chutney looks very delicious, very interesting post about coconut !
    Thanks for following my blog dear.

  24. hey chitra...good to see u back...hows ur baby now? coconut chutney with dosas and idlis, even rotis....ive never added garlic...will try next time

  25. Hi Chitra,
    Please collect you well deserved award here! :)

  26. thank u all frnds:)
    Thanks a lot raji...U made my day:)

  27. Very informative post...Coconut chutney is our all-time favourite...

  28. nice recipe chitra. nice information about coconut. i always though coconut as a bad guy :)

  29. Hi Chitra
    Wonderful chutney recipe.
    Thanks for sharing the coconut information.
    Have a great weekend x

  30. thanku vibaas,ann & daily meals:)

  31. thanku vibaas,ann & daily meals:)


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