Dry Coconut Chutney/ Varutha Thenga Chammanthi

Packing food for a journney gives a kinda festive mood back at home; my mom would pack food for each and every long and short trips we have gone for, its kind of fun to have food on your journey, and now i just love to do that, atleast if not for us atleast for our little one , i would want her to have homemade food for atleast one time when on a journey.

Now this Chutney is a dry one, i would say its just one of the kind, we love it and super easy breezy recipe, it just takes few mins in kitchen to have this yummy chutney, i would highly recommend you trying this out.

Dry Coconut Chutney/ Varutha Thenga Chammanthi
Recipe source: Amma
Serves : 2

1 cup Grated Coconut
1 tsp Red Chili Powder ( adjust accordingly )
Salt to taste

For tempering:
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
2-3 Dry Red Chili
Curry Leaves


Grind grated coconut and red chilli powder to a coarse form WITHOUT adding water.( just give it a 3- 4 pulse giving intervals in between).
Heat oil in a pan and pop mustard seeds following red chilies and curry leaves.
Add in the grated coconut mixture and just fry the coconut until dry on a low heat. ( be careful not to burn it nor get too much dried up).
Serve with Appam , Idly or Dosa. 


  1. mouthwatering!this is a dish we always like to eat,yes it tastes much with packed food...

  2. Superb clicks n just love the recipe

  3. That's such an easy one.. Perfect for a getaway !! Loved it dear.. Bookmarked..

  4. wow...vaayil vellam varunnu... Have u tried this chamanthi with Appam? my MIL makes it always with Appam. YummY!!

  5. u can add urad daal and crushed ginger also during the seasoning....its really tasty


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