Kerala Red Coconut Chutney

Kerala Coconut chutney made with red chilies and tamarind; simple and delicious

Kerala Red Coconut Chutney
Total Time (Mins): 
15
Prep Time (Mins): 
5
Cook Time (Mins): 
10
Serving: 
2
Ingredients: 

Coconut (scraped): 1 ½ cup
Whole dry red chilies: 2
Ginger: 1 inch (chopped)
Shallots: 4 (sliced)
Tamarind Pulp: 1 tbsp
Water: 2 tbsp
Coconut Oil: 3 tbsp
Salt to taste

 

Cooking Method: 
Frying
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Instructions: 

1) Heat 2 tbsp oil in a fry pan. Add ginger and fry till golden brown.

2) Add sliced shallots and fry till golden brown

3) Add the dried red chilies. Fry for 1 min.

4) Add the coconut and fry for 5 min till nutty aroma comes and coconut just turns brown.

5) Remove from heat. Cool. Add the tamarind pulp and salt.

6) Grind with minimum amount of water. Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil. Mix well.

 

Common Mistakes: 

Do not over fry the coconut. It should get little color.

Tips: 

1) Add coconut oil at the end to enhance the flavor

2) Adjust the tamarind pulp as per the desired tanginess

 

Alternative Ingredients: 

1) Substitute coconut oil with vegetable oil

2) Substitute Whole Red chilies with red chili powder

 

Bonus: 

Serve with Dosa, Idli or Rice

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