Nutritional Facts of Coconut Chutney ( Desi Khana)

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Coconut Chutney ( Desi Khana)

How many calories does one tbsp of Coconut Chutney have?

One tbsp of Coconut Chutney gives 45 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 6 calories, proteins account for 2 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 37 calories.  One tbsp of Coconut Chutney provides about 2 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Coconut Chutney recipe. Coconut chutney is to South Indians what green and sweet chutneys are to the north. It is served almost every day as a part of the breakfast spread.

This super popular coconut chutney recipe is made by grinding grated coconut, coriander, roasted chana dal, green chillies, kadi patta with some water. The nariyal chutney is then topped with a tasty tempering.


Coconut chutney is to South Indians what green and sweet chutneys are to the North. It is served almost every day as a part of the breakfast spread, and sometimes at lunch and dinner times too, if there is any kind of snack being served.


It is best to serve the coconut chutney within a few hours of making it. The good news it stays good for 2 days if packed in a air tight container and kept in the fridge.

Is Coconut Chutney healthy? 

Yes, coconut chutney is healthy. Made from coconut, coriander, chana dal, green chillies and lots of spices. 

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Coconut : The fresh coconut has saturated fats but most of it is MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) which promote weight loss. The high fibre content 13.6 gm (45.3% of RDA) along with high lauric acid content of coconut improves cholesterol levels in the body. Improving the action of insulin secretion and lowering the raised blood sugar levels is yet another benefit of coconut for Diabetics. See here for 10 amazing benefits of coconut.  

Coriander (kothmir, dhania) : The antioxidants vitamin Avitamin C and the quercetin present in coriander works towards strengthening our immune system. Coriander is a fairly good source of iron and folate – the 2 nutrient which help in the production and maintenance of red blood cells in our blood. Good for reducing cholesterol and for diabetics. Read 9 benefits of coriander to understand details.

Green Chilli : Antioxidant vitamin C in green chillies protects the body from effects of harmful free radicals and prevents stress. It is probably the high fiber which helps in controlling blood sugar levels. This it is a welcome addition to a diabetic diet. Suffering from anaemia? Add green chillies to your list of iron rich foods too. For complete details see benefits of green chilli

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Coconut Chutney ?

Yes, they can. 

Can healthy individuals have Coconut Chutney?

Yes, they can.

What is a healthy accompaniment to the Coconut Chutney

Opt for a dosa or idli not made from rice. Do dal and vegetable idli or nachni dosa to go with coconut chutney. 

Nachni Dosa
Nachni Dosa

Coconut Chutney is good for

1. Healthy Recipes Lifestyle

2. Low calorie chutneys

3. Diabetics with heart issues

4. Heart Patients accompaniments

5. Diabetic Accompaniments

6. Kids

How to burn 45 calories that come from Coconut Chutney?

Walking (6 kmph) = 14 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 5 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 6 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 8 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per per tbsp% Daily Values
Energy45 cal2%
Protein0.6 g1%
Carbohydrates1.4 g0%
Fiber1.1 g4%
Fat4.1 g6%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A49.4 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C1.4 mg4%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)1.3 mcg1%
Calcium2.9 mg0%
Iron0.2 mg1%
Magnesium2.6 mg1%
Phosphorus18 mg3%
Sodium3.7 mg0%
Potassium37.6 mg1%
Zinc0.1 mg1%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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