Wet Coconut Chutney for Appam – Quick Chutney Recipe

post modified on June 19

Written by Puja

Wet Coconut Chutney for Appam is a tasty Indian side dish for Kerala Appam. This Recipe for coconut chutney is an easy-to-make recipe and requires very few ingredients.

This coconut chutney can also be served along with Dosa, uthappam, and Idli.

wet coconut chutney

About the Recipe for Coconut Chutney:

Coconut oil is one of the few foods that has been classified as “Super Foods”. Research shows that Coconut has a lot of benefits and so does coconut oil.

Some research says that Coconut oil is good for the heart and yet others say that it helps prevent obesity. All of this makes it one essential part of your food habits.

One of the reasons I like Dosa, Idli, and Appam is because of the tasty Coconut chutney it is served with. The flavor of coconut gives it a nice aroma and taste that adds to anything that it is served with.

While there are many different varieties of coconut chutneys, I like the dry chutney the most. This dry chutney is what is normally served with Appam. But a lot of people like the wet chutney as well.

The difference in each of these could be just the addition of tamarind or, onion, chilly powder instead of green chilies, or, tempering. But the taste of the chutney changes drastically with each of these.

Serving Suggestion:

This wet coconut chutney goes really well with appam, but this can also be served along with Idli and Dosa.

Storage Suggestion:

This wet coconut chutney remains fresh for one day when stored in the refrigerator. However, it’s advisable to consume it only after ensuring it hasn’t spoiled. In hot environments, coconut chutney may spoil more quickly.

Pro Tips:

To make this recipe for coconut chutney, you need to be careful about two things mentioned below,

  • Keep in mind that you shouldn’t add too much water to it.
  • Refrigerate coconut chutney immediately if there are any leftovers.

Why You Should Make this Recipe:

This easy-to-follow recipe for coconut chutney requires no cooking, yet it delivers great taste using simple ingredients commonly found in your kitchen. So you must try it, and I am sure you too would fall in love with this chutney.

Looking for Some more Recipes like this:

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Basic Ingredients Used to Make this Recipe:

Coconut: Coconut is the key ingredient in this recipe. Freshly grated coconut works well for coconut chutney. If fresh coconut is unavailable, you can use desiccated coconut or frozen coconut.

Shallots (small onion): Shallots make the chutney taste special, adding a strong flavor. If you don’t have shallots, you can use red onions instead; it will taste a bit different but still good.

Dry Red Chilli: Dry red chilies bring spiciness to the chutney, giving it a flavorful kick. If you don’t have dry red chilies, you can use red chili powder or fresh green chilies instead. Adjust the amount based on how spicy you like it.

Salt: Salt boosts the flavors in the chutney, balancing the sweetness of coconut and the strong taste of shallots.

Water: Water is used to make the chutney the right thickness and to blend the ingredients smoothly. But make sure you use just a little water.

coconut chutney
coconut chutney

Wet Coconut Chutney for Appam

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: wet coconut chutney for appam
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Puja


  • 1 cup Grated Coconut
  • 5-6 nos Shallots or sambar onions/pearl onions
  • 2-3 nos Dry Red chillies or to taste
  • Salt as per the tastes
  • 1 tbsp Water for grinding


  • In a mixer, grind all the ingredients together with water coarsely.
  • Transfer it to a serving bowl.
  • Serve along with hot appam.
  • This can also be served along with dosa and idli.


Consume it fresh or you can store it in refrigerator for one day.


Nutrition Facts
Wet Coconut Chutney for Appam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 63 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 6IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Frequently Asked Questions About this Recipe:

How long can I store coconut chutney in the refrigerator?

You can refrigerate coconut chutney for 2-3 days, making sure it’s in an airtight container. However, it’s best enjoyed fresh, so consider storing it for only one day.

Can I freeze coconut chutney?

Freezing coconut chutney is not recommended as it can change the texture. It’s best enjoyed fresh or refrigerated.

Can I make coconut chutney without fresh coconut?

Yes, you can use desiccated coconut or frozen coconut as a substitute. Adjust the quantity accordingly.

Is coconut chutney suitable for a vegan diet?

Yes, coconut chutney is typically vegan. Ensure no dairy ingredients are added if you want to maintain its vegan status.

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Last updated on 23rd November 2023.

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