The demand Kerala’s traditional coconut chutney powder has been on the rise in the abroad nations. According to the Coconut Development Board (CDB) data release, the figures for coconut chutney exports have been constantly rising over the past few fiscals and it has touched over $85,000 in 2014-15.
As per the report prepared by the CDB, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) leads in Kerala coconut chutney's imports at a total of $33,923, followed by the US at $17,501. The bulk of the export is to the Middle East countries, where a lot of Kerala-origin people normally reside. "This product has high potential in terms of innovation, traditionalism and value addition with medium investments. The exporters can make use of it”, one of the CDB official said.
The coconut chutney powder, one of the most versatile condiments in most of the South Indian homes is a combination of roasted pulses, grated coconut, and spices and can be prepared from coconut milk residue. The coconut chutney is rich in protein and fibre and usually served with rice, idli or dosa.