Toasted Coconut and Tomato Chutney

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Toasted Coconut and Tomato Chutney

This fresh chutney would be an ideal accompaniment to a variety of savory Indian treats. I choose this to serve with these mixed vegetable cutlets. I couldn't resist enjoying a few spoonfuls before the cutlets were ready. Yes, it's that good. Courtesy of Yamuna Devi's Lord Krishna's Cuisine.

Toasted Coconut and Tomato ChutneyToasted Coconut and Tomato Chutney
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From Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking
Cuisine: Indian
Published on June 30, 2008

Simple and delicious fresh-tasting coconut, tomato and cashew chutney

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  • 3 tablespoons raw cashews
  • 1 cup dried grated unsweetened coconut
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 3 fresh green chilies, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint
  • 3 tablespoons butter or oil
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • In an unoiled frying pan, dry-roast the cashews over moderately low heat until golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add the coconut, cumin seeds and chilies to the pan and dry-roast until the coconut darkens a few shades. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.

  • In a food processor, grind the cashews to a powder. Now add half of the coconut mixture and process until the coconut is also reduced to a powder. Now add the remaining coconut, process until it is reduced to a powder and then add the maple syrup, salt, tomato, yogurt and herbs. Continue to process until well combined. Transfer to a bowl. 2

  • Heat the butter or oil in a small frying pan or saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add the mustard seeds and stir for 30 to 60 seconds until the seeds turn gray and begin to pop. Pour the seasoning into the chutney and stir to combine. Serve at room temperature. This chutney will keep for a few days if you store it in the refrigerator in a covered container.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups


Thistlemoon said...

Sounds so unusual. I need to try it to wrap my head around what that would taste like - coconut with tomato. Sounds incredible! I am so intrigued!

karuna said...

looks good. wld go well with vadas, and idlis.

Anonymous said...

I love the addition of cashews in this chutney.

Anonymous said...

This really is the kind of thing I could eat with a spoon--it sounds delicious. And since my sweetie loves a good chutney, at least I wouldn't be eating it all myself! :)

Hetal said...

this is a really nice recipe..

test it comm said...

This chutney sounds really good! I like the use of the maple syrup in it.

Chef Jeena said...

Lisa, you must know that I am a sucker for anything Indian and coconut! I adore anything Indian and this looks and sounds AMAZING!