February 26, 2021 1 min read

This basic coconut chutney is a perfect accompaniment for dishes like dosa and idli, and is easily customizable based on your flavor preferences.



1 cup chopped fresh coconut

1 green chilli, chopped

1-inch piece of fresh ginger, chopped

Cold water

Salt, to taste



  1. If using pre-cut refrigerated or frozen coconut, soak in cold water for 1 hour.
  2. Set up your Vidiem Mixer-Grinder by placing the 1-liter jar onto the motor base.
  3. Add the chopped coconut, green chile, and ginger to the jar.
  4. Add 3-4 Tbsp of cold water and season with salt to taste.
  5. Secure the lid in place and pulse a few times to start the grinding process.
  6. Blend for about 15 seconds.
  7. If desired, add more water and blend again to reach your desired consistency.

Yield: About 1 ¼ cups

Pro Tips

  • Just before serving, fry some curry leaves, mustard seeds, and red chili flakes in hot oil and pour on top of the chutney
  • Blend roasted peanuts or channa dal with the coconut mixture for a nutty flavor