I think we can have a great collection of coconut chutney recipes as each recipe has very little variation, either green chilies are used, or red, or ginger, or gram dal, or garlic, or curry leaves , or all of these, etc…the list is endless and possibilities infinite depending on ones choice of flavors .
But the simplest chutney usually served in Karnataka hotels called hotel style coconut chutney has a great taste of gram dal, mixed with aromatic curry leaves used generously and slightly watery consistency.
3/4 cup freshly grated coconut
4 tbsp roasted gram dal
4 green chillies
1 tsp grated ginger
salt as required
15 curry leaves
1 tsp oil, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp split udad dal and 1 red chilly
A pinch of asafoetida powder.
Grind to a paste all ingredients except tempering ingredients, with little water .
temper with a tsp of mustard seeds, udad dal and 1 red chilly with a pinch of asafoetida powder in the hot oil.
pour over the prepared chutney.
If you like garlic in your chutney, add a few cloves while grinding.