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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. Today we will learn how to make garlic chutney following this easy recipe.

Garlic chutney
Garlic Chutney for idli, dosa and rice

Garlic Chutney-Poondu Chutney

Garlic Chutney-Poondu Chutney

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 2-3
 Recipe CategoryChutney Recipes-Side Dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   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


Heat oil in a kadai/pan and fry the red chillies on 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 on 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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  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.

  2. this is really tasty chutney.love it

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

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

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

  6. One of my favorite chutneys, looks yummy.

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

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

  9. My favourite chutney with crispy dosas..

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

    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.

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

  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


  13. This was awesome.
    Thanks for sharing.

  14. Hi,

    Is there any difference between the taste in cooking the chopped Tomato and Full Tomato? Can you please let me know the reason in adding the full Tomato.

    1. Yes, there is difference. Try it and you will know. To add flavor of roasted tomatoes.

  15. Hi Padhu, tried this today & it had the raw garlic smell.. Is it due to garlic not fried properly or excess garlic. I had 1 cup in the standard measurement. Pls let know

    1. You must fry the garlic well in oil. This is garlic chutney, so garlic is the main ingredient in this recipe. 1 cup - standard measuing cup is correct

  16. hi... want to try this, but have a few questions.....
    1. if you toss garlic, will it not smell burnt?
    2. i don't have tamarind, but have tamaring paste, how to go about trying this?

    1. No , as you are frying garlic in oil, it will not get burnt. Regarding tamarind add 1/8 tsp of tamarind paste.

  17. Hi.. How much is one cup garlic? 250 ml cup?

    1. I have used Standard measuring cups for this recipe. Click the link to see the picture and the measurements.

  18. Tried it today... Came out yummy

  19. good one . came out tasty. Thanks much

  20. It was delicious .. Tried it today with dosa..Mine got more of curry leaves taste because I added that much


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