Coconut chutney (Kobbari Pacchadi)

By DK on Nov 02, 2008
Coconut Chutney
Whenever I think of Coconut chutney, I think of my grandmother. She suffers from high diabetes and hence has to abstain coconut from her diet. But she is so in love with coconut, that show her, say something like coconut chutney, she turns into an adorable child insisting on being served with it immediately. With her in my thoughts I present you this family favorite and although the recipe can vary from house to house, the variations are quite mild and almost follow the same ingredients. I usually don't go for measurements and just eye ball it. But then the recipe is more or less the same as listed below.
Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 30 min
Cook Time: Under 15 min
Yield: Around 2-3 cups of chutney
  • 1 cup coconut, grated
  • 1 cup roasted gram (dalia/pottu kadalai - available in Indian stores)
  • 2-3 green chillies (or as per taste)
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • salt to taste
  • To Temper
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp split black gram dal (urad dal)
  • 1-2 dried red chillies (as per taste)
  • few springs of curry leaves (Available in Indian stores)
  • a pinch of asafoetida

Soak the roasted gram in water for at least 20 min.

Coconut Chutney

Add all the Ingredients other than the ones mentioned in the Tempering section in a blender and blend them till smooth.

Coconut Chutney

In case if its too thick, add more buttermilk till its neither too thick nor too watery.

Coconut Chutney

Now in a tsp of oil, temper the ingredients given in the To temper section till the mustard seeds start popping.

Coconut Chutney
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45 Responses to “Coconut chutney (Kobbari Pacchadi)”
  1. Pradeep

    Add butter milk, curd and soking kadalai all these are new to me I’ve to try today!!

  2. Palak

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I am thinking of my family in India and how we all ate together on one table.. Thank you again for bringing back the memories.

  3. Nupur

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I tried it last week when I wanted chutney for dosa but had no fresh herbs in hand. This was delicious! I only needed about half of the amount of roasted gram specified in the recipe.

  4. Medhaa

    I made this today and we loved it, we normally added lime but using yogurt makes the different I got the authentic taste. Thank u DK

  5. karuna

    yummy coconut chutney dk. i dont knw why but each time i make it, its just not the way i want it to be. is it coz i use the frozen grated coconut. do i need to use freshly grated coconut? will try it out following this recipe.

  6. Latha Narasimhan

    Nice idea to start RM#2! All you girls will post something everyday! :D Why don’t you think of an idea to wake me up dear! HAHA… Till date no one has been sucessful in making me do things till I decide! So much pidivatham! :D
    Good luck to all you girls to complete the marathon sucessfully!

  7. Vij

    lovely pics! crispy dosa n coconut chutney – my all time fav combo!

  8. rekhas kitchen

    even i am a big fan of it and hey its a good combo for my adais can you send me the bowl please he heeee

  9. Divya Kudua

    Coconut chutney is as imporatant as the dosas/idlis..I too,just eye ball the measurements and make a similar chutney,but I omit the pottu kadalai..;-)

  10. Kalai

    I’ve never used thayir to make coconut chutney before, but if you say it’s good, I’ll try it! Looks perfect in color and texture, Dhivi! :)

  11. Cham

    Check Kamala’s link, is not working DK.

  12. Cham

    Adding curd is totally new for me. I will try next time , who say no no to coconut chutney :)

  13. Roopa

    DK, the coconut chutney is my all time favorite, I have it with all the possible things I eat. Sometimes with rice too:)Recipe Marathon

  14. Priya

    Soaking roasted gram in water is completely new to me…Beautiful pic..

  15. Madhu

    Chutney looks very tempting DK, I never add curds while making chutneys, new recipe.

  16. raaji

    hey i made this today for for bfast with dosa…..i add a garlic pod too…..

  17. PG

    that looks wonderful! a sweet story and great tips! it is one of my favorites too. Will try to make it with fresh coconut next time, promise! :)

  18. Divya.M

    wow cocnut chutney looks gr8….ur presentation is awesome…..even i miss my moms chutney…:(

  19. Bhawana

    Thats great DK :). I have tryied many time to make this coconut chutney but never got the proper tastes and look. U have given step by step pics. I bookmarked next time will refer this. Looking mouthwatering chautney, dosa is missing :)

  20. aparna

    Looks yummy and simple.

  21. Siri

    my mom makes the exact same way Dhivs and I am feeling soo hungry now! hehehe..


  22. Curry Leaf

    Nice and tasty.I ususally don’t use roasted gram as it gives me pblms while grinding.Soaking idea I will be using next time.

  23. PJ

    This is our family fav too!Will try it with curd tomorrow..

  24. Alka

    Who don’t like this wonderful chutney??but yeah it do have many variations,like we use tamarind paste instead of curd…guess i should give this a try to get that authentic taste!

  25. Medhaa

    I love this chutney, Soaking the dal and adding is new but will try this version soon.

  26. kamala

    Appa is the same like your grandma..You know Amma doesn’t make chutney only when we have bread for Bfast..Appa too has diabetes now..But still eating diluted coconut chutney..Love the bowl Dhivi

  27. Happy cook

    I love chutney like this, especially with dosa and sambar. Just the thought about it mmake me drool.

  28. Srivalli

    wow..I can understand the sentiments!..its our favorite too!

  29. lakshmi

    that pic reminds me of thachi mummum – :D – you know the kind where as kids we’d all sit in a circle and some maami would distribute morsel by morsel out of a large vessel while telling stories

  30. Arundathi

    that’s a great photo!

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