Sunday, September 17, 2017

Garlic Chutney / Poondu chutney

Garlic chutney
Garlic chutney

A different side dish to a regular breakfast / dinner will always make the food special and it will tempt your family members to eagerly wait for the food you make. One such side dish is this Garlic chutney for the regular food Idli / Dosa that you  make at home. No coconut is added to this healthy chutney recipe.

Garlic has plenty of health benefits. It reduces blood pressure, prevents you from getting cold if you add garlic to your regular diet. It lowers the risk of getting heart attack and it contains anti oxidant property. Garlic is low in calories but very rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese.

So this garlic chutney recipe is one of the ways to add garlic to your diet. Try out this simple garlic chutney recipe at your home and share your feedback in the comments section below.

Ingredients (serves for 2 )

Garlic - 2 (whole) or 20 - 25 pods
small onions - 10
red chili - 2
urad dal - 2 teaspoon
curry leaves - 1 sprig
tamarind - 1 inch piece
salt - as needed
sesame oil / gingely oil - 2 teaspoon 


  • peel garlic and onion
  • heat sesame oil in a pan and add urad dal, red chili and curry leaves
  • once urad dal turns to golden brown in color, add small onions and garlic
  • saute till the onions become transparent
  • cool it down and transfer it to the mixer / mixie
  • add tamarind piece and salt
  • grind it to a smooth paste
  • serve as a side dish for idli and dosa

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