Saturday, August 3, 2013

Garlic Chutney Recipe-Garlic Chutney for Dosa Idli and Rice

Garlic is packed with antioxidants and is very good for our health. Garlic has antibacterial and anti fungal properties. It help to lower cholesterol. Garlic thins the blood which can help in preventing heart diseases and stokes.The National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, does not recommend any dietary supplement for the prevention of cancer, but recognizes garlic as one of several vegetables with potential anticancer properties.Several population studies show an association between increased intake of garlic and reduced risk of certain cancers, including cancers of the stomach, colon, esophagus, pancreas, and breast. Garlic is considered to be effective at preventing and treating the common cold. It found that those who consumed garlic had significantly fewer cold attack compared to those who did not eat garlic.Garlic has innumerable health benefits but I have complied only a few. After knowing about the health benefits of garlic,we all should try to  incorporate garlic in our daily diet.

Garlic chutney
Garlic Chutney for idli, dosa and rice
 How to make Garlic Chutney

Prep time - under 15 mins
Cook time - under 15 mins
Serves - 2-3

Ingredients needed 

Garlic - 1 cup peeled
Tomato - 1 medium size
Red chillies - 6
Tamarind -small pea sized ball
Curry leaves - 1/4 cup
Oil -2 tbsp
Salt as required

For the seasoning 

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp

Method 

Heat oil in a kadai/pan and fry the red chillies in low flame. Once done, remove it from the pan.

In the same pan, add garlic and saute until it turns slightly brown. Remove from pan.

Add curry leaves and tamarind and saute for a few seconds. Remove and keep it aside.

Now add 1 tomato fully (do not cut it) and cook in low flame on all the sides. The tomato will change color and the skin will slightly come apart. Switch off the flame. Leave it to cool.

Grind everything together adding salt to taste.

Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add it to the chutney.

Serve this delicious garlic chutney with idli, dosa, adai or as a side dish for curd rice. This chutney also tastes delicious when mixed with hot steamed rice topped with a tsp of sesame seed oil.

More ways to incorporate garlic in our daily diet. 

Garlic rasam 

Poondu Kuzhambu

Andhra Paruppu Podi

Spinach with garlic and lentils

Milagu kuzhambu with garlic

Garlic Pickle

Also refer  How to peel Garlic easily

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16 comments:

  1. Yum yum chutney. My mouth is watering here. New combo chutney for me but can imagine n now I'll make dosas splly for did chutney... I thinkIit will go good for rice too.

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  2. this is really tasty chutney.love it

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  3. We like to spice up our food with garlic too. Your chutney must be very delicious.

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  4. Oh this looks yum!!! Just loved the chutney:)

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  5. Great research on garlic. I will try this way of making chatni for sure, thanks padhu

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  6. One of my favorite chutneys, looks yummy.

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  7. Very good taste. Just had with idlis. Thanks.

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  8. lovely side for dosa. good one, dear. A very very Happy Friendship Day to you !! Have a great day ahead !

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  9. My favourite chutney with crispy dosas..

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  10. looks delicious. never tried making a chutney with garlic.

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    1. It's a fantastic side dish. Just now I hd with idlis, wow really superb. Never tried using garlic, this s the first time, really a great hit.

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  11. Very good taste... thank u so much....

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  12. Padhu I'm jst becoming ur fan...I jst logged in to find a simple way to make veg noodles..thts whn I saw ur site..it's so simple and amazing ... Great going

    Regrads
    Vithya

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