The best side dish for any South Indian tiffin items is Coconut Chutney. So it doesn't need much introduction. It is very simple, easy to make, and can be made in a jiffy.
What are the ingredients needed?
Shredded Coconut, 1 cup
Green chillies, 2 nos
Pottu kadalai/ roasted gram, 2-3 tablespoons
Salt, to taste
Oil, 2 teaspoons
Onion(small), 1 no.
Mustard seeds, 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves, a sprig
How it is made?
- Grind together coconut, roasted gram, and green chillies in to fine paste adding required water.
- Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, once they crack add chopped onions and curry leaves and saute till the onions turn golden brown.
- Add the ground paste to this and mix well. Adjust the consistency by adding required water, salt to taste.
- Mix well and serve.
- For a variation, in flavor, you can add 3 cloves of garlic while grinding or instead can use a small one inch ginger.