Healthy Coconut Chutney

Healthy Coconut Chutney

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Coconut is a fruit which has been looked upon for years as a causative factor of clogged arteries, excess weight and uncontrolled diabetes.

However MCT (medium Chain Triglycerides) is the new research which has shown to improve the action of insulin and thus control blood sugar levels.

With green chillies, ginger and loads of coriander for that flavourful touch, this chutney qualifies as healthy accompaniment to many South Indian delicacies.

But remember rice which is a part of many dosas and idlis is yet high on glycemic index scale and thus are on avoid list of diabetics and weight-watchers.

Instead accompany this Healthy Coconut Chutney with healthier options like Quinoa Dosa, Oats Mutter Dosa, Barley Idli etc.

Healthy Coconut Chutney recipe - How to make Healthy Coconut Chutney

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 0.75 cup
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For Healthy Coconut Chutney
1/4 cup freshly grated coconut
1/2 cup chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 tsp oil
2 tbsp chana dal (split bengal gram)
1 tbsp urad dal (split black lentils)
2 small green chillies , chopped
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
salt to taste

For The Tempering
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1 whole dry kashmiri red chilli , broken into pieces
2 to 3 curry leaves (kadi patta)
a pinch asafoetida (hing)

  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the chana and urad dal and lightly roast them till they turn crisp and brown in colour. Keep aside to cool.
  2. When cool, blend the dals in a mixer to a fine powder.
  3. Add the coconut, coriander, green chillies, ginger and salt to it and blend to a smooth paste 5 tbsp of water. Keep aside.
  4. For the tempering, heat the oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the urad dal, red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 10 seconds.
  6. Pour this tempering over the chutney and mix well.
  7. Refrigerate and use as required.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tbsp
Energy32 cal
Protein1.1 g
Carbohydrates2.9 g
Fiber1 g
Fat1.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium3.7 mg
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Healthy Coconut Chutney
 on 25 May 13 01:26 PM

Coconut are really bad for your health if consumed in high amounts...i tried this recipe and cam out soo well...nice refreshing taste to our normal coconut chutney and plus healthy too!!
Healthy Coconut Chutney
 on 02 Jan 12 10:30 AM

Loved this version of coconut chutney with cilantro!