Sunday, March 1, 2009

Neer Coconut Chutney

.K! Peeps may wonder as to what does neer coconut chutney mean? It's the watery chutney we prepare in mangalore to go with the mangalore idlis which are very soft. It's termed as mallige idli in Bangalore. In Mangalore we usually prepare idlis in an idli vessel called as TUNDRU, in which the batter would be poured into small sized bowls called as VAATI. Here @ B'lore we find it easy & time saving in a pressure cooker. Hmm... started of with chutney, but ended up with idlis. That's the magic of M'lore idlis :-p


Grated Coconut - 1-2 tbspns

Green Chillies - 2-3

Ginger - 1"

Mustard Seeds - 1tsp

Curry Leaves - 1 twig

Urad Dal - 1tsp

Chana Dal - 1tsp

Dry Red Chillies - 2

Salt To Taste

Oil - 1tsp

Water as required to make a paste


Grind the coconut, green chillies & ginger in mixer grinder. Shift the paste into a bowl. Add some more water to make it watery. Add salt to taste. Now heat oil in a tempering bowl, add mustard seeds & allow it to splutter. Then add curry leaves, broken dry red chillies & the dals. Let the dals turn light brown. Do not burn them all. Now add this tempering to the chutney. Mix well & serve as a side dish for your idlis.

Neer Chutney

Mangalore Idlis & neer Chutney



  1. Thank You Durgesh. Just a starter. Hope to keep it going with some patronage of the readers.


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