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How to Make and Store Coconut Chutney

Nidhi Nangia
By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: March 23, 2022
How to Make and Store Coconut Chutney

South Indian dishes like idli, dosa and vada are just incomplete without coconut chutney. However, it is not limited to south Indian cuisines only. It can be served to accompany breakfast, lunch or dinner in almost any household. It tastes great with dal tadka, brown rice, curry, parantha and many other Indian recipes. Here at OneHowTo.com, we are going to tell you how to make and store coconut chutney in your refrigerator.

  1. Ingredients required
  2. The recipe
  3. Storing the coconut chutney

Ingredients required

1 cup fresh and chopped coconut

1 tsp grated Ginger

2 chopped green chillies

1 tbsp roasted chana dal

1 tbsp curd

1 tsp tamarind paste

½ cup water

Salt to taste

½ tsp cumin seeds

¼ tsp mustard seeds

4-5 curry leaves

1 dry red chilli

1 tsp oil

How to Make and Store Coconut Chutney - Ingredients required

The recipe

Pour chopped coconut in the small jar of your grinder or food processor, grind to make a coarse paste, and transfer in a plate. Take roasted chana dal, ginger and green chillies, and grind them in the jar to make a smooth powder. Take curd, crushed coconut, salt, tamarind paste and water, and grind together to make a paste. More water can be added to achieve the desired consistency. Transfer it in a bowl.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds to it. When the seeds start crackling, add dry red chilli, curry leaves and cumin seeds to it, and let it sauté for 15 seconds. Pour this tempering over your coconut paste, and mix well. Your coconut chutney is now ready to be devoured.

Storing the coconut chutney

You can keep this coconut chutney in a bowl with a tap or covered in plastic wrap, and store it in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days. If you freeze it, you can keep consuming it for 3-4 months. Take an air-tight plastic container or freezer style Ziploc bag, and freeze it in the freezer to last longer. You may divide the chutney into several Ziploc bags, so that you do not need to defrost the whole chutney whenever you want to use it.

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What did you think of this article?
A little confused as regards storage in the fridge for 7-10 days.
Am I right in understanding that this can be kept fresh in the fridge for 7-10 days?
Will the fresh chutney keep for 7-10 days in the fridge since it has water and curd in it?
Your clarification would be greatly appreciated.
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Harbinder,

Yes, the curd may even last longer, but this is a good general guideline.
After 7 to 10 day's freezer then use 3 months in normal temperature
After taking out from freezer how long will it last in fridge?
OneHowTo Editor
Roughly 7-10 days.
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How to Make and Store Coconut Chutney