Coconut – roasted gram dal chutney is the most commonly prepared side dish for idli, dosa, pongal etc. This is a very easy and basic recipe that can be prepared very fast.
Grated Coconut: 1 cup
Roasted Gram Dal: 3-4 tablespoons
Green Chillis: 5 (as per taste)
Coriander Leaves: 2-3 sprigs (Optional)
Salt: as per taste
Oil: 1 tablespoon
Urad Dal: 1 teaspoon
Chana Dal: 1 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
Curry Leaves: 1 twig
Water: as needed
1. Grind grated coconut, green chillis, roasted gram dal, coriander leaves, salt and little water into a smooth paste or until you achieve desired consistency.
2. Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
3. Add urad dal, chana dal and curry leaves. Saute till dals turn brown.
4. Remove tempering from heat and pour over ground coconut paste. Combine well and serve with idli or dosa.