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 upon.

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


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


  1. Fry 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. Would be tastier and spicier if you fry the red chilis with the onion.
  4. And you are ready to serve.