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Kande Tamboli (Coconut Chutney with Onions)

Kande Tamboli
I grew up eating Idlis and Dosas for breakfast.  Konkani Cuisine, a coastal Cuisine has shades of both South Indian and Maharashtrian food.  Pohe called as Phovu in Konkani, Uppit or Upma are also part of our breakfast. My Mom made sure that we enjoy something different everyday, even in terms of chutney.  This coconut chutney with red chillies called as Kande Tamboli in Konkani is my favorite with Idlis.
Grated Coconut - 1 cup
Dry Red Chillies (Byadagi) - 6
Tamarind/Chinch/Chincham Paste - about 1/4 tsp
Finely chopped Red Onions - 2 tbsp

How to prepare Coconut Chutney:
Grind grated/shredded coconut, red chillies, tamarind, salt to a fine or a slightly coarse paste.  I prefer mild Byadagi variety of dry red chillies which are well known in Maharashtra and Karnataka for their color.  Add finely chopped onions just before serving.  If you don't like raw onions, add 1/4 tsp asafoetida or hing. Both versions taste great with idlis and dosas. 


  1. Wow.. looks nice.. never tried it with onions..

  2. hey uma...i never tried coconut chuteney like this before's nice idea....i will surely try this combination

  3. nice one...will surely try this

  4. uma coconut chutney is our favorite and traditional dish..but addition of this onion sounds good..i love to have the chutney combo with dosa..
    nice template favorite color.

  5. New template looks great Uma, chutney with onions is completely new for me,thanks for sharing dear..

  6. The new template looks gud dear...and this chutney is so new to me...looks gud

  7. coconut chutney with tamarind and onions sounds new to me...looks wonderful n delicious..yummie!

  8. nice..Coconut goes very well with with anything.... spicy or sweet....
    very nice recipe!

  9. hmmmm very interesting adding onion to the chutney ... a good twist. Looks gr8!

  10. Hey nice templateee..looking colorful and coconut chutney is quite common but adding onions to it is somethng very unique and nice...

  11. Thanks Az, Satya, Neha, Prani, Priya, Sarah, Priti, Suman, Harman, Preeti, Gayathri for making my day with such sweet comments!

    I am sure you all will love this Konkani recipe :)

  12. new to me...never used onion for coconut chutney...looks interesting

  13. also new to me.. the combo sounds yummy, will give it a try..


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