This pungent chutney is made from a blend of common Indian ingredients: cilantro, tamarind, chile, turmeric, and freshly grated coconut.

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Time: 5 minutes


  • Flesh from 1 fresh coconut (7 oz.), finely grated on a box grater or in a food processor (2 cups)
  • 3 tbsp. prepared tamarind concentrate
  • 12 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 2 serrano chiles, seeded and sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbsp.)
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced (3/4 cup)
  • Juice of 1 lime (2 Tbsp.)
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a food processor, add the coconut, tamarind, turmeric, chiles, garlic, onion, and lime juice; pulse until well combined. Add the cilantro and pulse to incorporate. Season to taste with salt. Set aside.