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Green coconut chutney

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Makes approx. 250g/9oz
Dietary Vegetarian
From Saturday Kitchen
This beautiful fresh green chutney is fragrant and cooling with hot curries - and can be made in seconds!


  1. Put all the ingredients into a blender and whiz until you have got a thick paste, adding a little water if necessary.

  2. Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more lime juice if you like.


  • 250g/9oz fresh grated coconut or frozen coconut, thawed
  • or 150g/5oz desiccated coconut
  • 1 large bunch of fresh coriander
  • 1 large bunch of fresh mint
  • 4-5 green chillies
  • 6-8 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp (heaped) cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 large lime, juiced (or to taste)
  • salt

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