Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Coconut Chutney

Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. It is classified as functional food because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutrition content.

Coconut juice, milk, cream and the coconut flesh are healthy beneficial to your health. The coconut is used to make soups, stews, curries,dessert and drinks.

Coconut flesh,water,milk or cream is utilized by the body to produce energy in preference to being stored as body fat like other dietary fats.

Coconut increases the metabolic rate of the body, which means that energy is consumed faster and excess body weight is burned off. Coconut prevents weight and obesity problems by speeding up the metabolism. It is also used as a beauty agent. Coconut helps to protect from kidney disease, liver disease etc., It has many benefits and very healthy too.


Coconut grated - 1/2 cup ( Fresh or frozen)
Dalia dal (potukadalai) - 1/4 cup
Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 3-4
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Asoefetida (hing) - a pinch
Curry leaves - 4-5
Salt to taste


In a blender add frozen coconut and keep in microwave for 15 min.
Then add dalia dal, green chillies, tamarind paste and grind it without adding water for 1 min.
Add a cup of warm water and grind it into smooth paste.
For tempering: Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and fry for few sec on low heat.
Finally add a pinch of hing and pour the tempering on top of the chutney. Mix and serve.

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