Thenga Chammanthi Chutney from Kerala

May 15, 2020

Contributed by Divyaa Menon

The amalgamation of coconut and spices make dishes and chutneys from Kerala very special. The coconut milk gives them a texture and taste not to be missed!

This Thenga Chammanthi loaded with the health benefits of the coconut and spices serves as a great spicy side dish for rice dishes.


  1. Raw coconut grated 1
  2. 2 unevenly cut onion
  3. a small sprig curry leaves
  4. 2-3 small red chillies
  5. salt to taste


  1. Fry Curry leaves and 2 unevenly cut Onion in a pan until soft.
  2. In a blender put 5 tbsp (heeping) of fresh grated coconut and 2-3 dried red chillies without stem and blend well.
  3. Can fry the red chilis with the onion for a spicer version.
  4. Add the onions to the ground mix and add salt.And you are ready to serve.