Isabelle’s Island Eats – ‘Satini Coco’ : Coconut Chutney

Authentic recipes from Delicious Mauritius

‘Satini Coco’ which translates in English as ‘Coconut chutney’ is a very popular accompaniment to many traditional Mauritian dishes such as curries, rice, roti and salt fish.

It is simply made up of four exotic ingredients – fresh coconut, mint, tamarind and chilli, when combined together creates an amazing fusion of flavour!

As a child I have memories of watching my Grandmere making it the traditional way using a manual rock grinder ‘roche cari’ to crush the coconut and all the ingredients together. The smell of the mint, tamarind and coconut together was divine.  But not to worry now a day’s a standard blender should do the trick.


  • 1 Small Fresh coconut / 125g grated coconut
  • 2 tbsp Fresh tamarind / 2tbsp Tamarin paste
  • Half a bunch of fresh mint leaves
  • 3 green chillies (add more according to taste)


1. Break the coconut, remove the outer and inner skin so you are left only with the white coconut flesh.

2. Grate the coconut.

3. If using fresh Tamarin place in a small bowl of water and leave to soak for 10minutes so that the seeds can easily be removed.

4. Place grated coconut, mint leaves, tamarind and chillies in a blender and mix until a nice paste is formed.  (Should be a greenish colour and wet paste)

5. Add salt to taste.

** The coconut chutney should be stored in the fridge and can be kept up to 7 days.

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