Thenga Chammanthi/ Coconut Chutney


This is an irresistible coconut chutney served with rice. It is a personal favorite of each Keralites. For the sourness, here tamarind is added, alternative to this, we can add raw mango.


  • Coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Red chilly – 5
  • Shallots – 4
  • Ginger – small piece
  • Tamarind – small piece
  • Curry leaf – 1 sprig
  • Salt


  1. Heat oil in a pan, add shallots, ginger, curry leaves and dried red chilly.
  2. Fry for 2-3 minutes, till you get the roasted smell. Add coconut and mix well. Just fry it for a minute.  Remove from fire and let it cool.
  3. Add tamarind and salt to this mix. Ground it in the mixer without adding water. Serve it with rice or kanji.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. InspiresN says:

    love this chammanthi, brought back good old memories as a kid!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anu Yalo says:

      It is indeed a nostalgic item when it is ground in grindstone(Ara-kallu)

      Liked by 1 person

      1. InspiresN says:

        Yes I agree! we used to have that at home once upon a time 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

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