1 cup shredded fresh coconut
1/3 cup gram dal
1 tbsp. peanut peeled, crushed
4-5 green chillies
1/2 cup coriander leaves
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. mustard seeds
1/4 tsp. cumin seeds
4-5 curry leaves finely chopped
1 pinch asafoetida
Grind all the ingredients (except those for seasoning) together.
Use a stone hand/electric grinder or mini grinder or a mixie, in that order of preference.
Stone ground chutneys will always give a better flavour and texture.
Grind till smooth. Heat oil and add the seasoning ingredients.
Pour hot oil over the chutney.
Serve fresh with dosas, idlis, upma, uthapams, vadas, etc.