[Recipe & photo courtesy of Dhivya from Chef In You]
My husband loves eating this with Khakharas, and it taste great! Inspired by this act, I have added a few ways to include this in more kid-friendly recipes. Check them out at the end of the post!
South Indian Style Coconut Chutney
1 cup fresh coconut, grated (thaw if using frozen coconut)
1 cup roasted gram dal (dalia/pottu kadalai/chana dal – available in Indian stores)
2-3 green chillies (or as per taste)
1/2 cup curd
salt to taste
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.
Add all the Ingredients other than the ones mentioned in the Tempering section in a blender and blend them till smooth. In case if its too thick, add more buttermilk till its neither too thick nor too watery.
Now in a tsp of oil, temper the ingredients given in the To temper section till the mustard seeds start popping.
Pour down the temper into the ground mixture and serve. You can also garnish with little cilantro for additional color and taste.
There, a delicious and very tasty Coconut Chutney, ready in no time!
Kid-Friendly Recipe Ideas
This is perfect for a quick dip when eating your Idlis, Dosas or even as a retro spread on toasts and crackers for your kids. Pair it with Green Chutney and good old Ketchup and make a layered tri-color sandwich, or add it to a pancake batter to make Savory Crepes or Pancakes. Your kids will love the idea, and you can get some healthy stuff into their bodies too!