Joe's Books

Coconut Lagoon


Joe Thottungal is a Canadian chef and the owner of the restaurants Coconut Lagoon and Thali Coconut Lagoon in Ottawa. For five years he worked in hotel kitchens in Toronto and Windsor, and at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ottawa, where he earned his Certified Chef de Cuisine (CCC) designation. In 2008, Joe was named Ottawa Chef of the Year by the Canadian Culinary Federation. In 2016, he won top prize at Ottawa’s Gold Medal Plates competition, followed by a silver medal at the 2017 Canadian Culinary Championships. Joe lives in Ottawa with his wife and three children.

Joe's contributions


Ottawa Cooks

Signature Recipes from the Finest Chefs of Canada’s Capital Region
Anne DesBrisay



Freedom products are prepared perfectly in the kitchen, whether for a dessert recipe, a snack, or a healthy and balanced meal.


My Thali

From the award winning Chef Joe Thottungal, “My Thali” brings the vibrant everyday flavours of South India to home kitchens. Order online or pick your copy at both Coconut Lagoon & Thali restaurants.