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Sena Desai Gopal for the boston globe

Yields a little over a cup

This flaky, dry chutney can be refrigerated for six months or more. Make sure to buy the unsweetened, desiccated, grated coconut from an Indian grocery store. Toss a green salad with this chutney and some olive oil or mix with Greek yogurt and use in wraps as a spread.

4cloves garlic
4-5curry leaves
1cup grated, desiccated coconut
1teaspoon red chile powder
1teaspoon cumin powder
Salt to taste

1. With a mortar and pestle grind the garlic cloves and curry leaves into a fine paste.

2. Mix the garlic-curry leaves paste with the rest of the ingredients. Sena Desai Gopal

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