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Thengai Thuvayal – Coconut Chutney

Coconut thuvayal is a very simple recipe.  Instead of using green chillies, we use red chillies in this chutney and it will be very tasty too. I like to have with idli, upma and even I love to have with curd rice :).

Preparation time: 15 minutes
No of Servings: 4
Spice level: 3 out of 5


  • Coconut – 1/2cup(grated)
  • Urad dhal – 1tsp
  • Red chillies – 2(according to spice level)
  • Tamarind – very little(a little bigger than pepper size)
  • Hing – a pinch
  • Oil – 1tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4tsp

Method of Preparation:

  1. Heat 2tsp of oil in a pan. Add hing and fry the red chillies, urad dhal and coconut for 3 minutes.
  2. Grind it coarsely with the tamarind by adding very little water.
  3. Season it with the mustard seeds
  4. Enjoy it with  idli, dosa, upma or even with rice and pappad.


  1. our favorite.. nicely superb da. making me drool.nice pic

  2. nice click! different coconut chutney !

  3. Love this simple chutney…

  4. WOW..chutney looks absolutely delicious!

  5. Great Recipe:-) amma prepares this same way…loved the picture..

  6. Arthi, that pic is soooooooooooooooooooo good looking. I can even eat this with regular warm rice… lol

    I am definitely making this soon.

  7. Arthi,

    Thenga chammanthi looks really good.

  8. Lovely thenga chammanthi..Nice recipe, love it with idlis..

  9. Wow! This is our favorite thuvayal! Love the vibrant color!

  10. chutney looks yummy..the color is is simple to make, will try soon.Great to know the original name of this this telugu?

  11. pic looks very beautiful arti and equally delicious chutney as well…

  12. My all time favourite. I am hungry now 🙂

  13. One of my favorite chutney. very nice click.

  14. what a great chutney!

  15. Will try it soon….Pic is soooo nice…. Am starting a new blog …

    Do visit if u have time…

  16. wow..very colorful n tempting arthi…def will giv a try.

  17. Coconut thuvayal is my favourite .Looks tempting!!

  18. My fav with kanji..superb click

  19. nice clicks..looks so yummy!!

  20. colourful & super thuvaiyal!!

  21. awesome. I can eat it with anything. between did you use grated coconut or small pieces of it.

  22. Thank you friends for your encouraging comments!!