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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Thenginakai/ Coconut Chutney


Here's wishing all Mane Adige readers A Very Happy and a Prosperous New Year!!! May this year bring you a lot of happiness, good health and continued success!! My resolution for the year- Post more regularly on Mane Adige!!  Feel free to mail me a reminder if I happen to slip :D

I have been receiving quite a few requests from my readers for the Coconut Chutney recipe. "You have so many variations of dosas, and many breakfast dishes that have to be served with coconut chutney. And I don't see the chutney recipe anywhere... Could you please post the recipe soon??!?".... one of the mails said. So, here goes!!

This recipe is the Bangalore/Mysore/Shimoga version of the chutney. Mangalore/ Udupi version of Kayi chutney is a little different - will post that version soon!


3/4 cup Grated coconut, fresh/frozen

1 tbsp Chana Dhalia/Putaani/Hurigadale

2-3 Green chilies, low to medium spiced

2-3 strands Cilantro

3-4 Curry leaves

1/4 tsp Mustard seeds

1/2 tsp Tamarind Paste

1/4 tsp Sugar

A pinch of Turmeric

A generous pinch of Hing

Salt as per taste

For Tempering:

1-2 tsp Ghee/Oil

1/4 tsp Mustard seeds

3-4 curry leaves


  1. Grind coarsely, all the ingredients for the chutney in a blender; Add just enough water to make a thick paste.
  2. Adjust salt and sugar according to taste.
  3. Temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves; Serve with dosas, idlis, akki rottis, pakoras or any other snack of your choice.

Prep Time: 5 mins;

Serves: About 3-4 people;


Sig said...

Great resolution Ramya! :) Hope you keep that up...
That's a lot of coconut chutney, how may people did you feed with that? :D

Suganya said...

This is my fav recipe. Look so good. Nice recipe. YUM! Lovely color. I make it in white color. Cool...

Pavithra Kodical said...

Happy new year Ramya..I always go wrong while making coconut chutney..And it becomes watery..Will try following your recipe :)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...


Thanx girls!! :)

haha :D... I usually make a little extra so that I can use it the next day as well :P

Unknown said...

Kayi chutney looks delish, this is exactly the way we do in mysore region.
New year wishes to you to Ramya.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Looks very nice ramya...

LifenSpice said...

Hi Ramya, nice pics here.thanks for stopping by at my place...i see a lot of m'lore dishes here.i'm from m'lore too:)great to know you and ur blog:)

Meera said...

Lovely picture!!

Happy New Year to you & yours.

Deepthi Shankar said...

This is exactly how we make at home too. We havent been using coconut that much off late, been ages I ate this one.

FH said...

Happy new year to you Ramya! :))

Turmeric is a new addition, must add next time!

Kannada Cuisine said...

The chutney looks yummy! we add just a clove to garlic to the chutney which supposedly helps burn all the cholesterol in coconut :)

Anonymous said...

i too prepare coconut chutney the same way..'coz i am from b'lore.Please could you post the mangalore version..i have been searching for the exact recipe from ages.
You have a nice blog with lots of mangalore dishes..which my family relishes very much


Nithya Praveen said...

Lovely color Ramya....i generally make it white.

Anonymous said...

Chutney looks yummy. I wish I had it here with hot hot idlis.

Seena said...

Remya, missed your veggie posts for long.. :)

chutney looks so nice, so you made this for so many people.. :)

Archy said...

Coconut chutney, love it, never used turmeric in it, shall add next time !! nice pic !!

Rathna said...

I make it the similar way Ramya. I add roasted peanuts to the recipe. Tastes wondeful. Try it once, next time you make this chutney and let me know if you liked it :-)

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bee said...

this looks fantastic!!!

Unknown said...

First time here...nice set of recipes!

Nitha Saiprasanna said...

I have tried it and it tastes awesome