Kobbari Pachadi Recipe, Andhra Pradesh's Unique Coconut Chutney
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Kobbari Pachadi, a coconut chutney from the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, is a dish that embodies the essence of this region's cuisine. Andhra Pradesh is a state with a rich culinary history, influenced by its geography and the various dynasties that ruled over it.

The cuisine of Andhra Pradesh is known for its bold flavours, fiery spices, and the use of fresh herbs and vegetables. The coastal region of Andhra Pradesh, where Kobbari Pachadi originates from, is abundant with coconut trees, which are used in various forms in the cuisine of this region.

Kobbari Pachadi is a chutney made with fresh coconut, chillies, tamarind, and a blend of spices. The coconut is grated and blended with a mixture of roasted chillies, tamarind, and spices, giving the dish a vibrant flavour profile that is both tangy and spicy.

The dish is often served as an accompaniment to rice, dosas, or idlis, and is a staple in many Andhra households. The dish is not only flavorful but also nutritious, as coconut is a rich source of healthy fats, fibre, and essential vitamins and minerals.

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  • 1 cup freshly grated coconut
  • 3-4 dried red chillies
  • 1 small piece of tamarind
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • ¼ tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Water, as required


  • Heat a pan over medium heat and add the dried red chillies, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, and fenugreek seeds. Roast the spices for 2-3 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Add the grated coconut to the pan and continue to roast for another 2-3 minutes, until the coconut turns golden brown.
  • Turn off the heat and add the tamarind to the pan. Let the mixture cool.
  • Once the mixture has cooled, transfer it to a blender and blend until smooth, adding water as required to achieve a smooth consistency.
  • Heat oil in a small pan and add the blended mixture to it. Add salt to taste and stir well.
  • Serve Kobbari Pachadi with rice, dosas, or idlis.