Coconut Relish

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  • ½ fresh coconut, peeled and grated
  • 2-3 small green chillies
  • A good pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp fresh chopped ginger
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 sprigs fresh curry leaf
  • 4 dried chillies
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • A squeeze of fresh lime


In a blender combine the coconut and the green chillies, ginger, salt and lime juice and puree. Add a little water if needed. Place in a small bowl and set aside. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and dried chillies and cook until they pop. Add to the coconut and stir through. Adjust seasoning with salt and lime juice to taste.