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Saturday, January 30, 2016

coconut onion chutney
We always have appam with sweet coconut milk. Coconut milk with jaggery and cardamom is my favorite than with sugar. When my co-sis was here last year she told her mom makes a chutney that is very easy, simple and tasty. I wanted to try appam with chutney, so asked her to pass me the recipe. She asked her mom and sent me the recipe through whatsapp last week. I tried it for appam and it was amazing. Initially I was very keen to try the recipe, but when I was grinding the chutney, it was very similar to the coconut mixture we grind for kootu. I like that flavour a lot in kootu.. we grind mostly with green chilli, but this one is with red chilli and more onion. I was bit in doubt how it would taste with appam. But when I tasted it with appam, it was really superb. This chutney is so simple and needs no tempering. This is what she told, but if you feel it looks very plain, you can temper with mustard and urad dal. We had it thick like a thogayal and it was fine. Do try when you make appam or even goes well with vendhaya dosa.


Check how to make flower appam in this video :

Appam recipe
Appam recipe

Coconut onion chutney recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time 10 mins    |  Cook time: 0 mins     Serves: 3


Coconut, grated – 3/4 cup

Red chilli – 4

Small onion – 12

Salt – As needed


  1. Grind coconut and red chilli with salt to a coarse paste.
  2. 1-grind
  3. Add peeled onion and very little water, like 1/4 cup water and grind coarsely just for few seconds.
  4. 2-ready


    • Do not grind smoothly. This is meant to be coarse for proper flavour and texture.
    • You can temper with oil, mustard, urad dal.

Serve with hot appam or vendhaya dosai.



  1. I love the flower appam. Simple but cute

  2. Try adding little raw jeera while grinding red chillies for this chutney. It'll be yummy!

  3. My mom make this chutney with green chilles..:)it tastes yum...

  4. it reminds me of the coconut sambal that my sri lankan friend does....sure the best for appams


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