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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Coconut-Garlic Chutney--Lively and Tempting

Coconut-Garlic Chutney

Coconut-Garlic Chutney--Lively and Tempting
by Victoria Challancin

Recently, I cooked an Indian dinner for friends.  This chutney, which I learned to make from an Indian colleague at Bahrain University, just had to be a part of the meal.  Easy to prepare, pretty (what a color!), and delicious.  A bit different for most palates, it never fails to entice.  I can't tell you how many times I have shared this recipe--and now I am sharing it with you!

Coconut-Garlic Chutney
(Recipe by Victoria Challancin)

9 medium green jalapeño or serrano chiles, seeds removed, destemmed, and deveined
6 large garlic cloves
2 cups dried coconut
Enough water to make blending easy
Salt, to taste

Place ingredients in a food process and puree to desired consistency (I like this a bit chunky).  

Note:  Obviously, you can adjust the heat and the amount of garlic to suit your taste.  Don't use red chiles as they will make it chutney brown--I just had a pretty one on top for color and to shot my guests that this was a spicy dish!

This product from Costco works well with Indian food as well--Mango, Pomegranate, and Chipotle Chile Sauce.

Victoria Challancin
Flavors of the Sun Cooking School
San Miguel de Allende, México

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Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That does look wonderful and what a colour! I happen to love both coconut and garlic so this would be a total hit with me :D

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