Coconut Chutney is commanly made dish at home which is used as a dip with Idli, Dosa, Vada.  I cooked Coconut Chutney with a twist.  Coconut chutney normally is prepared using roasted Chana (Gram) or Groundnut as one of the ingredients.  My twist was that I used Cashew nuts instead of Chana or Groundnut and used Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Tempering/Tadka.  It was yummy.  Try cooking this Coconut Cashew Chutney at home. You will love it.



  • Fresh Coconut – One small whole coconut or Half of the large coconut.  Remove the coconut from its shell and cut them into rough small pieces.  Keep the coconut aside.
  • Cashew Nuts – One cup.
  • Green Chilli – Two pieces.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tbs.
  • Split Urad Dal (Black Gram Lentil-skin removed) – 1 tbs.
  • Fresh Kadipatta (Curry Leaves) – 15 to 20 petals.
  • Dry Red Chilli – One piece.
  • Ginger – 1 inch size.  Chop it roughly.
  • Lime Juice – 1 tsp.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (For Tadka or Tempering) – 3 tbs.


  • Take a Mixer Grinder.  
  • Add fresh coconut, cashew nuts, green chilli, salt to taste, half of the kadipatta, ginger, lime juice, half a cup of water, into the Mixer Grinder jar.
  • Grind the above ingredients into a fine paste.  Add water for grinding as required. The chutney consistency shoud be thick not waterry.
  • Remove the grinded chutney paste into a bowl.  Keep it aside.
  • Take a small Tadka utensil or large deep spoon.  Add extra virgin olive oil in to this large deep spoon.  Heat it up.
  • Once the oil is nicely heated, add mustard seeds to the hot olive oil and allow it to crackle.
  • Then add split urad dal in to the hot oil.  Allow it to crackle.
  • Split the dry red chilli into two or three pieces and add it to the hot oil.
  • Add remaining kadipatta in to the hot oil.  Turn off the heat.  Just give a quick mix and pour this hot oil tempering into the chutney bowl.  Give it a mix. Cover it.
  • Coconut Cashew Chutney with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tadka is ready to be served with Idli, Dosa or Medu Vada.
  • Happy Eating.

Medu Vada Recipe:

  • Here’s the link to my Medu Vada Recipe.  Medu Vada