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Easy to Make Chutney Recipes with Coconut, Onions and Tomatoes

Updated on June 19, 2020
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A graduate in botany, Nithya enjoys cooking and sharing recipes.

Coconut Coriander Chutney
Coconut Coriander Chutney | Source

Chutneys are delicious and go well with South Indian breakfast items such as Idlis, Dosas, Vadas, and snacks such as Bhajjis, Pakodas, Khandvi, and Dhoklas.

Chutney is a thick paste made from grinding a selection of fresh fruits or vegetables. Spices are added to the chutney to enhance the flavor.

In my home Idlis and Dosas are staple breakfast items along with chutney. Coconut chutney and Tomato chutney are all-time favorites among my family members.

Here are my favorite chutney recipes. I hope you enjoy them.

Coconut Chutney-Ingredients

  • 2 cups coconut, grated
  • 1 green chilly, chopped
  • 2 small pieces ginger, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chutney dal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Grind all the above ingredients into a fine paste and transfer contents to a serving bowl.

For garnishing heat, one small teaspoon of oil. Add half a teaspoon of mustard seeds in the oil, let it splutter. Pour the oil with mustard seeds on top of the chutney.


Add a cup of fresh coriander leaves along with the ingredients mentioned above to make Coconut Coriander Chutney


Add a cup of mint leaves along with the ingredients mentioned above to make Coconut Mint Chutney

You can choose to add both coriander leaves and mint leaves for an explosion of flavors.

Onion and Tomato Chutney
Onion and Tomato Chutney | Source

Onion and Tomato Chutney


  • 4 big onions
  • 3 big tomatoes
  • 1 cup of cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt


1. Cut the onions and tomatoes into small pieces (need not be very small)

2. Grind the onion and tomato pieces to a fine paste

3. Heat the cup of oil in a pan

4. Add the mustard seeds and let them splutter

5. Add the onion and tomato paste to the oil

6. Add salt and cover with a lid on low flame

7. Cook till it becomes thick in consistency

8. Add the chili powder and mix thoroughly

After it becomes thick, transfer to a bowl. The Onion and Tomato Chutney is ready to be served. You can store this chutney for one month in the fridge in an airtight container.

I love to spread the Onion and Tomato chutney on a toasted piece of bread; it tastes delicious.

© 2019 Nithya Venkat


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    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      6 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Shaloo Wales, I hope you enjoy this recipe.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      6 months ago from India

      Coconut chutney is my favorite but didn't Know how to make it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      15 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you, Dianna.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      15 months ago

      Ah, looks good! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      16 months ago from Dubai

      Rajan thank you and I hope you enjoy.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      16 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Thank you for sharing these authentic South Indian chutney recipes. Will be trying them soon.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      16 months ago from Dubai

      Linda thank you and am glad you like them.

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      16 months ago from Dubai

      Dora Weithers thank you.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      16 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Carol Morris, I hope you enjoy.

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      Linda Crampton 

      16 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I've eaten chutney before, but not for a long time. I like the sound of your versions very much, especially the first recipe. Thank you for sharing the instructions.

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      Dora Weithers 

      16 months ago from The Caribbean

      Sounds easy and I like Indian recipes. Thank you very much.

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      Carol Morris 

      16 months ago

      These look delicious. I will have to try making them. I love any type of Indian food!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      16 months ago from Dubai

      Eric Dierker, thank you for your visit and comment.

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Interesting and fun and yummy looking. Thanks

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      16 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Chitrangada, yes there are so many possibilities. All delicious!

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      16 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Bill for your visit and comment, I hope you get to taste chutneys someday.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      16 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Those are yummy chutney recipes. I sometimes wonder about the many possibilities of the combination of ingredients, in the Indian chutneys.

      This is for the keeps. Thanks for sharing these delicious chutney recipes.

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      Bill Holland 

      16 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I don't think I've ever had chutney...thanks for the recipes.

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      16 months ago from Dubai

      Thelma Alberts these chutneys are delicious.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      16 months ago from Dubai

      FlourishAnyway you should try Indian food once, you may like it.

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      Thelma Alberts 

      16 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      I love chutney but I have not tried a chutney with coconut in it. This recipe sounds delicious. It is easy to make as well. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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      16 months ago from USA

      I’ve never had Indian food but found your recipe very interesting for their flavor combinations. The pictures helped me understand that it seems to be like a topping the consistency of peanut butter or jam. Thanks for sharing

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      16 months ago from Dubai

      If you like Indian food am sure you will like these chutneys.

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      Mary Norton 

      16 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      I would love to try making this chutney. Our family loves Indian food so this would be a great addition to our meals.


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