Coconut kara chutney or Thengai kara chutney .... goes well with idli's and any type of dosas.
Coconut grated - 3/4 cup
Red chillies - 4 or 5
Tamarind - a small piece
Roasted peanuts OR fried channa dhal( pottu kadalai) - a handful
Salt as needed
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - few
Urad dhal - few
Curry leaves - few
Red chillies - 2 broken and or can use some chopped onions ( tastes great)
Heat 2 - 3 drops oil in a small frying pan and add red chillies... saute for few seconds( do not let it to burn or turn black)... immediately add tamarind and remove... add this along with grated coconut, roasted and skin peeled peanuts OR fried channa dhal( pottu kadalai/split dalia) along with salt and little water in a mixer/blender. Grind to a paste and transfer to a bowl.. Temper it with the tempering ingredients... can add some chopped onions(small onions tastes great) and fry till golden brown and add to the chutney... tastes good.