1 cup grated coconut
2-3 cloves garlic
3-4 green chilies
1 small onion
1/4 tsp jeera (cumin)
4 tsp putani (roasted gram)
a small piece tamarind soaked in water
a small handful coriander leaves
salt to taste
Chop all the ingredients, mix with grated coconut, tamarind water and salt and grind to a paste.
Some people like the chutney coarsely ground and some like it as a fine paste. The choice is yours.
Temper with mustard, chana dal (split bengal gram) and curry leaves.