How to make Thengai Chutney -

Coconut chutney with tempering.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Coconut Scraped, Tamirind Pulp

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Thengai Chutney

Thengai Chutney Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Thengai Chutney Recipe

  • Coconut Scraped scraped 1/2 cup

  • Tamirind Pulp

  • Green chillies 4

  • Roasted chana dal (dalia) 1 tablespoon

  • Tamarind pulp 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Water 1/2 cup

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1 teaspoon

  • Whole dry red chilli broken 2

  • Curry leaves 5-6


Step 1

Grind the coconut,dal, green chillies, tamarind juice, salt with half a cup of water to a fine paste. Remove in a bowl and keep aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a vessel and season it with mustard seeds, red chillies, urad dal and curry leaves.

Step 3

Add the above seasoning to the coconut paste. Serve as an accompaniment with dosas, idlis or vadais.

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