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October 5, 2009

Hotel Style White Chutney & Red Chutney Recipe

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hotel style red chutney

I make these hotel style white chutney and red chutney for my guest usually. A very tasty & easy chutney to attract them.I got this recipe from a cook book.Please go through the variations i've given at the end of white chutney before you start doing .


Ingredients :
  • Ripe tomato – 1 no (big )
  • Big onion – 1 no (should be slightly lesser than tomato in size )
  • Red chilly – 3-4 nos (  adjust according to ur taste)
  • Coconut pieces – 2 tbsp or 1/8 cup of grated coconut.
  • Asafetida / Hing – 1/4 tsp
  • Oil – To saute
To season :
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal- 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Red chilly – 1 no (whole one ) (i dint use this time)
Method :
  • Heat a tbsp of oil and fry dry red chillies along with chopped onion until translucent.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes and cook until it becomes soft and mushy.
  • When done, let cool completely and grind along with asafetida, coconut and salt.
  • Add water only if its necessary or to run the mixie.
  • Heat a tsp of oil and temper using mustard, urad dal, red chili and curry leaves.
  • Serve a spoon drizzled with Gingely / sesame oil with idly or dosa !!
hotel style red chutney


( 1 cup - 250ml)
  • Grated Coconut –  1/2 cup
  • Dhalia / Fried gram dal /Pottu kadalai – 1 tsp
  • Green chilly – 4-6 nos (small)
  • Garlic cloves – 2 nos (optional)
  • Small onion/ shallots  – 1 no (optional)
  • Salt & water – As needed.
To temper:
  • Cooking oil - 1 tsp
  • Dry red chilly – 1 no
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Grind fresh grated coconut along with dalia, green chillies, garlic , small onion and salt.Add little water for thick chutney (For thin chutney add more water while grinding). In some hotels. they make it plain just by grinding coconut, green chilli, fried gram dal and salt. It comes out super white in color. You can try this way too. 
  • Heat oil, splutter mustard, split urad dal , red chilly and curry leaves..
  • Add this to the chutney and mix.
  • Serve fresh with idli/ dosa !!
coconut chutney white

  1. This chutney can be done by simply grinding coconut , green chillies & a piece of ginger to a smooth paste and temper at the end.
  2. In this method garlic and small onion is very important. U can also add little coriander or mint leaves in this recipe to make hotel green chutney.
  3. To get a nice green color , just wash & saute the leaves in little oil before grinding and add..Soon i'll post another version of green chutney..
  4. I've tried all the methods and everything tastes the best..

    Some DO’s & Don’ts  :
    1. Always use fresh grated coconut, little brown coating of shell skin is ok to use. More coconut less pottukadalai/Fried gram  is also a must for white chutneys.
    2. Less water for Khatti (thick )chutney, add only if its necessary to run your mixie.
    3. Indian mixer mate or small jars are a must. American Oster mixer comes with a small jar attachment which also works well.
    4. Use small green chillies and always use less green chilies for white color chutney and increase the spiciness by tempering with more red chilies. This answers the question "Why my chutney looks green"?
    1. Ready made flakes or desiccated flakes or frozen grated coconut will work but don't expect taste and color. Thaw it before use else chutney will have oily look.Also you should use warm water for grinding.
    2. No microwaving for reheating, just thaw to bring back to room temperature. Reheating makes it release more oil and which results in stinky coconut smell.
    3. Blender will not work for thick chutney and adding more water will make it thin but consistency will be still coarse.

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  1. 2 lovely chunteys... I have never tried making the red chutney - will try once...

  2. Lovely chutneys dear..........I like them, i make white chutney but never tried the red one.The chutneys are yummy..bye

  3. lovely chutney's combo wid idli n dosa

  4. Tnx for the nice comments Chitra!
    Beautiful template!
    Red chutney is new to me...have to try...tnx

  5. Lovely chutneys dear!!!!!!11
    will try out soon

  6. Lovely red chutney....usually i make this without tomato, sure will try this out.

  7. Looks yum..would love to have it with dosa or idli...

  8. Love those 2 chutneys... looks delicious

  9. Both chutneys looks awesome nd delicious!!!Love it...

  10. I love to take idly dosa with varieties of chutney,but always end up in making only one coz of laziness,i make red chutney same way some times:)

  11. Nice space.. and thanks for visiting us at collaborative curry. Thanks for sharing your recipe sounds great!

  12. Hotel Chutneys! ZZzzlurp! Looks fantastic!

  13. oh thanks so much this is so helpful..although i do make chutneys the nuances are clear only now

  14. Hey Chitra,

    The red chutney looks stunning. Must be simply gr8. Never tried. But sincere thanks for posting it, helps a lot to try a change in chutney. My hubby is choosy though. But would surely try.

    As far as the white one is considered, I prepare similarly minus the fried gram dal. Next I prepare I would try it with the dal. I LOVE HOTEL CHUTNEYS!!!!!


  15. Both chutneys looks truly divine CHitra..

  16. Awesome pictures and lovely chutneys Chitra...I too make these 2 chutneys at one time when I am in a good mood :)

  17. both chutneys look so yummy Chitra!!

  18. Both chutneys look excellent! Great recipes!

  19. Thank you Chitra for visiting my blog! you have a wonderful space... loved your template!
    tasty chutneys and dosa!

  20. super chutneys and to be more specific i loved ur tips the do s and donts. Red chutney i make in the similar way,but coconut chutney a must try one,ur version.

  21. it feels so good to have a varieties of chutneys with idli..looks yumm..

  22. chitraa..i was about to post some chutneys this time....then thought to post it next time..this looks amazing dewr.. :)

  23. Lovely chutneys,looks yummy chitra.

  24. Would be a great accompaniment for dosas and idlis.

  25. Great looking chutneys, Chitra!

  26. I like the new look.Red chutney looks fab,I'm sure it is a hit with all.

  27. சூப்பர்ப்..மிகவும் நன்றாக இருக்கின்றது.

  28. hey today morning i did this red chutney dear..

  29. Both chutneys look delicous. Set dosa came out very well.

  30. i love the way the set dosa has come out!

  31. chutneys are looking great..,very delicious, and ur new blog is looking colourful,

  32. Pretty much the same way I make it too. Great with idlis!

  33. This is my first visit here. Great blog with very interesting recipes!
    The chutneys have been bookmarked for the weekend .... to go with idlis.

  34. Yummy chutneys Chitra, looks so delicious. Thnks 4 visiting my blog.

  35. Yum...yumm...yummy chutneys and very useful tips!!

  36. Hi Chitra,
    I tried your hotel style white chutney. It came out nice.
    Thank you very much.

    1. Thanks Keerthi for trying and the feedback.I am so glad :)

  37. Hi Chitra madam,

    I tried these two chutneys and had it with dosa for dinner tonight and it both turned out absolutely delicious.
    No words to describe the taste, we totally loved it and it was more tasty than the restaurant ones we get here.
    My friends conveyed their thanks to you. I don't know cooking , this is my first recipe from net and it's
    a hit, I am so happy. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe(with extra tips) in your web space and we can see your passion in
    cooking from your recipes. I look forward to trying more recipes from your site. Thanks once again.


  38. I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!….. I’ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work Chowringhee Restaurent

  39. hello,
    It tastes great ...hubby is great fan of chutneys..wanted to know wat is the shelf life? as I am always on the move and would like to make it and keep for him.. can I add any preservative??

    1. No need to use preservative. Store the chutney in an air tight box and refrigerate it. It stays good for 3 to 4 days but chutney may become dry. Whenever you use, remove the required quantity using a clean spoon in a bowl, mix some warm water to the chutney.Mix well and check for taste. Add more salt if needed and bring to room temperature and serve !


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