Coconut and Coriander Chutney is a very refreshing green chutney made with green coriander leaves, freshly grated coconut, roasted chana dal, green chili's and has the tang of lemon juice.
A spicy and tangy chutney which can be served along with Idli, Dosa Vada etc. very easy and fast to make.
For the Chutney
Fresh grated coconut, tightly packed - 1/2 cup
Fresh green coriander, 1 cup
Green chili's - 2 nos
Lemon juice - 1 tablespoon
Dry roasted chana dal - 1/4th cup
Roasted whole cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
For the Tempering
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Urad Dal - 1/4th teaspoon
Whole red chilli - 2
Curry leaves - 5-7
Clean and wash the coriander leaves well.
Mix all ingredients, add the lemon juice, salt and some water, grind into a smooth paste in a mixer or chutney grinder.
Transfer into a serving bowl, check seasoning, adjust according to taste.
For the tempering
Heat oil in a small pan, add the urad dal, followed by the mustard seeds and broken dry red chillies. Once the mustard seeds start cracking and the spices and dal starts to release the aroma turn off the heat and add the curry leaves. Let it fry in hot oil for 30 seconds and immediately pour the hot tempering over the chutney.