Thenga Chammanthi

Thenga Chammanthi

Coconut Chutney
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 cup Coconut, grated*
  • 1 inch Ginger, chopped
  • 1/4 medium Onion, cut into cubes
  • 4 whole Red Chilis
  • 2 stalks Curry Leaves (optional)
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Tamarind Paste
  • Salt, to taste


  • In a pan with 1 teaspoon of oil, sauté onion, ginger, curry leaves, and red chilis for a minute or two. DO NOT let the red chili smoke.
  • Put grated coconut, tamarind paste, and sautéed items into the food processor.
  • Add salt
  • Grind well until soft
  • Taste for salt and add more, if needed
  • Thenga Chammanthi is ready to serve. Enjoy!



This dish will go well with Nan, Chapatti, Rice, Kanji, Bread, or Poori.
All the spices can be adjusted to your taste.
*You can use either frozen or fresh grated coconut.
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