This recipe I learnt from my mom. I believe she makes the best chutney.
Coconut- 1 cup
Coriander leaves-½ cup
Tamarind-1 small piece
Ginger-1 inch piece
Green Chillies-4 or 5
One red chilly
Roasted gram (hurgadle in kannada)-1 handful (can add more if you want to increase quantity)
Salt- as per taste
Grind all the ingredients and give a tadka or seasoning of mustard, curry leaves, in oil.
This chutney is absolutely mind blowing with Idli, Dosa, Pongal, upma....just about anything.
If you are health conscious and dont want to use too much coconut then add ½ cup of coconut and more of roasted gram.