Monday, June 20, 2016

Coriander Chutney Recipe | Coriander Flavored Coconut Chutney | Hotel Style Coriander Chutney | Chutney Recipes for Idli Dosa

Saravana Bhavan is one of my favourite restaurants in Chennai to explore south Indian tiffin varieties. When I was staying in the hostel, I skip hostel lunch just to relish the Saravana Bhavan delicacies in the office cafeteria. Mostly I order some variety of dosa, especially to taste the spread of chutneys served. Though I like all the chutneys served, green chutney tops the list and I usually go for extra serving :) Jany also loves that green chutney and hence thought of trying it at home. After so much googling, I finally came up with this recipe using the inputs from many other blogs. It might not be the exact recipe of Saravana Bhavan chutney, but it tastes equally good. Check out my Coriander-Mint Chutney too. Off to the recipe:
Coconut - 1 cup(grated) 
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup(loosely packed)
Green Chilli - 1 or 2
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece 
Tamarind - a very small piece 
Turmeric Powder - a pinch(Optional) 
Salt - as required
To Temper: 
Oil - 1 tsp 
Mustard - 1 tsp 
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp(Optional)
Curry leaves - few
1. Shred the coconut and chop the green chilli, ginger and coriander leaves roughly. In a pan add few drops of oil and saute the coriander leaves until it shrinks. Then grind the sauteed coriander leaves along with coconut, green chilli, tamarind and ginger by adding a little water. Add required salt for the chutney. 
 2. Add a pinch of turmeric powder(added just to get the colour) and mix the chutney. Temper with the items under 'To temper' and pour it over the chutney.
Serve the yummy hotel style chutney with Steamed Idli/Dosa. It goes well with pongal too.
Points to remember:
  • The ginger gives great flavour to the chutney. So don't skip it.
  • Just to get the fluorescent colour chutney like in hotel, a pinch of turmeric powder is added. You can skip it if you are not specific about the colour.
  • The chutney should be smooth, so grind it accordingly.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. flavouful chutney and my fav combo.. yum!

  2. Priya (
    Yummy chutney,i too love saravana bhavan chutney...

  3. I can literally feel the taste of chutney...its so flavourful...superb side with idli

  4. Nice post, I liked it and enjoyed reading it, Thanks for sharing this useful information.
    cooks in chennai


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