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Coconut Mint Tomato chutney

Chutneys come in all permutations and combinations, you toast some seasoning, add some fresh herbs, blend it and there you go….its as simple as that. The wonderful thing about chutneys is that you can make it out of anything and everything. Here I have given a simple , yet tasty recipe for a chutney which has the punch of mint , sweetness of coconut with a hint of tangy flovour from the tomatoes.

You need

Mint leaves – a bunch

Tomato – 1 chopped

Grated coconut – 2 Tbsp

Putna daal/channa daal – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Urad daal – 1/2 tsp

Green chillies – 2

Red chilli – 1

oil and salt for seasoning



1. In a kadai heat a tsp of oil and add the jeera and urad daal, let it brown slightly .Add the chillies and the tomatoes

2. Now saute the mixture for a minute and then add the mint leaves

3. Once the mint leaves wilt, add the grated coconut and saute for another minute and put off the flame. Allow the mixture to cool and blend it with the putna daal and little water

This chutney goes very well with idly, dosa, uthappam etc., You can grind it thick with little water and have it with some hot rice and ghee, tastes just excellent.