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June 3, 2014


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Getti chutney
2 idli-getti chutney is a famous combo in Tamil nadu hotels. Be it a big restaurant or a small road side hotel, this chutney would be kept in parcels. More than hotels, our tamil movie comedians made this a special combo. Remember Gowndamani, Senthil (All in all azhagu raja comedy) & Vivek comedy scene in a movie where he says”2 idli, getti chutney parcel “ ( I forgot the name of the movie ). 

So whenever I think of getti chutney, these scenes flash in my mind. Not just for idli, they serve this chutney with set dosa, vadabajji & bonda too. As Iam a big fan of this parcel chutney, I wanted to try myself for long time. Even here in Bangalore, they keep this chutney for parcel idli & dosa. I love it a lot. But here, they add little coriander leaves because its color would be green.

Ever since I wanted to make this chutney, I have been trying in different combinations and finally I am settled with this recipe. Initially I used to make it with coconut & fried gram dal (pottukadalai). But I felt some flavour was missing in that. Then I tried adding few garlic cloves & Yes, I got the same taste Thumbs up

Do prepare this chutney at least 30 minutes before serving for all the flavours to blend well. So friends, do try this getti thengai chutney for idli. சில பல இட்லிகள் உள்ளே போகும் , Iam sure. Moreover, this chutney tastes good for puliodharai & lemon rice too !!

Getti thengai chutney

I attempted to take a picture of parcel idli with chutney, is it looking realistic??

Getti chutney

Getti chutney/Thick coconut chutney

Getti chutney/Thick coconut chutney Hotel style getti chutney for parcel - Thick coconut chutney for idli & set dosa
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Chutney
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Fried gram dal / pottukadalai - 2 tbsp
  • Green chillies – 3 - 4 nos ( Use 2 for less spice)
  • Garlic cloves - 5 nos ( small cloves)
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - very little

  • Take the grated coconut, pottukadalai, chillies & garlic cloves, salt in a mixie jar. First grind them coarsely to a thick paste without adding water. Grind it to the maximum.
  • Now add very little water(few tbsp) and grind it to make a thick paste by wiping the sides of mixie jar. 
Tadaaaa, hotel style getti chutney is ready. Enjoy with hot idli !!


Color of this chutney may vary slightly based on the number of green chillies & the quantity of fried gram dal you use.
Add more fried gram dal if you like its flavour.
For variations, add few coriander leaves and a pinch of turmeric to get nice green color.
U can also try adding one small onion for the above quantity. It also adds a flavour to this chutney.
Make sure you add less water while grinding else the consistency may vary. 
Adjust the number of chillies as per your taste buds. 
If you want in pure white color, add little milk instead of water.
Prepare this chutney at least 30 minutes in advance to enjoy the actual flavour. 

I enjoyed idli with this chutney & sambar. It tasted yummy !!
 Idli sambar chutney

Check out my other chutney recipes with coconut

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Rafeeda AR said...

that looks really thick... so easy to make...

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Super tempting chutney. Ingae 2 idli kudukardhu

Pari Vasisht said...

Nice click Chitra, especially the parcel click. Parcel me some pls:)

AparnaRajeshkumar said...

it is a wonderful click. and so realistic. Loved it :D i am big fan of coconut chutney .

Chitra said...

haha,Ungalukku illadhadha :)

Chitra said...

Thank u friends :)

Chitra said...

Thanks Pari :) I have sent to ur address ;)

virunthu unna vaanga said... super parcel idli with getti chutney...kandipa sila pala idligal ulle pogum...enaku oru 2 set idli n getti chutney parcel podunga....;)

nandoos kitchen said...

super tempting chutney.. Nice lovely clicks.

Chitra said...

Haha,thanks da.Parcel anuparen :)

Unknown said...

Beautifull post. It takes me to the tamil films you have said. Nice click too.

Unknown said...

the way uve presented looks straight from hotel.. good job.. tempting clicks

Unknown said...

Tempting chutney........ Parcel clicks is awesum!

Anonymous said...

Its been long time since I had getting chutney.. Missing it

Vysyas recipes said...

Amazing presentation. Nice clicks. Tempting.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Yum yum idli with getti chutney, what better breakfast can we have?

Sundari Nathan said...

lovely clicks!! feel like grabbing that parcel :)

Julie said...

looks very yumm n the coconut version of restaurants ,yummy!!

Anonymous said...

Parcel looks awesome Chitra. Inga konjam anuppu...also loved the colour of the white chutney against the green leaf. I never knew they add garlic! Do they?


Chitra said...

Thank u Shoba :) Yes i guess because adding garlic gives that hotel flavour :)

George.dxb said...

Have searched the net all these years for this chutney recipe with no luck. Thank you for your effort. Will try this definitely.

Saravana said...

We tried this getti chutney recipe today for dosa, we got it the same like your picture above,it was exactly like hotel taste.We totally enjoyed having it with dosa. We are learning a lot from your webspace , it is very useful for beginners like us . Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Unknown said...

Mouth watering sis....

Chitra said...

Thanks for the feedback :)