Green Chutney-Saravana Bhavan Style

Green ChutneyGreen chutney from Saravana bhavan hotel is one of the most wanted side dish at our house. Whenever we pack and get tiffin item from hotel, my sons would ask them to pack green chutney instead of coconut chutney. It tastes awesome with curd rice as accompaniment.

After many failed attempt, my sister perfected and share this with me. Here is a perfect recipe for fluorescent color green chutney.

Green Chutney
Green Chutney
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish, Tiffin
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 4 people
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Shredded or pieces
  • 1 Tbsp Channa dal/Kadala paruppu
  • 3 Spring Curry leaves/Karuvepillai
  • 1 Tsp Salt Adjust to taste
  • 1 Tsp Oil
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1/4 Tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 Nos Green chilli
  1. Heat oil in kadai. In low flame fry channa dal till it is golden brown. Switch off the flame. Add chillies and curry leaves and saute in the heat of the oil itself. That heat is sufficient to remove the raw smell.

  2. Grind coconut adding water little by little till coconut leaves its sweet water. This step is important. Add fried channa dal along with curry leaves, salt, green chilli and turmeric and grind till it becomes a smooth paste.

  3. Temper with mustard seeds and serve.

Recipe Notes
*Curry leaves should be tender and flavorful. Choose good quality leaves. *Do not add more leaves and if done you will not get florescent green color. *Do not fry curry leaves more. They tend to give out color. Also raw leaves do not taste good. Just add leaves in hot oil after switching off flame.

Green Chutney-Step by Step instructions


*Heat oil in a kadai and fry channa dal in low flame till golden brown. Add curry leaves and green chilies in the oil. Cook in the heat of the oil by switching off the flame.Green Chutney


*Grind coconut, curry leaves, chillies, salt and turmeric to a smooth paste. Temper and serve. Turmeric gives it bright green color. Tastes awesome with Idli, Dosa and curd rice.


Related: Have you tried Coconut Chutney and Tiffin sambar recipe with loads of tips. Do check it out.

   Have you tried Paneer dosa recipe which is also favorite one with kids.

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