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May 14, 2011

Garlic Chutney / Poondu Chutney

       This is my grandma's recipe which uses raw Garlic, typical village style spicy garlic flavored chutney. Its so simple recipe and a must try recipe for garlic lovers.This chutney goes well with super soft idli and dosa or as even as a sandwich spread. Make this chutney little spicy for more taste.

Preparation Time : 5 minutes
Cooking Time : 15 minutes
Serves  3
  1. Garlic   2 pods (peeled and roughly chopped)
  2. Dry red chillies   4-5(to your taste)
  3. Tamarind    2" piece
  4. Tomato   1 small(optional)
  5. Salt   to taste
To temper
  1. Sesame Oil   4 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds   1/2 tsp
  3. Chana +urad dal   1 tsp
  4. Curry leaves   few

  • Grind garlic,dry red chillies and tamarind ,enough salt to a smooth paste.(if you want soak the chillies and tamarind in 1/4 cup water and grind it).
  • Heat oil in a wok,add all the tempering ingredients and fry lightly then pour the chutney to it.
  • Cook in low medium flame,cook covered for few minutes and open the lid and cook completely till the raw smell of the garlic leaves.
  • Serve this chutney as a accompaniment for idly/dosa or curd rice.
Instead of red chillies you can also add 1 tsp of chilli powder .


  1. I always have second thoughts when I make this.. I am so worried about garlic overpowering.. Let me try this .. thanks !

  2. Super chutney sangeetha .... U have given me the recipe for my dinner dear... will try it out and let u know:)

  3. Nice chuteny Sangeetha...never made garlic sure does look great and would taste awesome with idly.

  4. chutney recipe sounds gud...must be yum with idlis

  5. I wonder.. Chutney with Garlic??Let me try and tell u soon :) Paka super ah eruku...

  6. i have had garlic chutney at a Pune brekfast joint.....and i loved it!!! The recipe sounds promising.....

  7. Super sangeetha... My favorite one...

  8. garlic...i love its taste ...and i thnk its a great way to have garlic...thn for happy follower of ur blog now...would like to invite u to follow my blog....

  9. flavorful n delicious...pass me d plate dear..
    Tasty Appetite

  10. Have bookmarked this Chutney.. Little bored of Tomato and Coconut Chuteny. Wl try urs.
    Your words are very energetic and encourages me a lot.
    Btw, I have corrected the link. It works good now. Here it is

    I have posted Mughalai Chicken Curry. Have a Look.

  11. new ways of making chutneys are always welcome.. looks tempting...
    all ur south indian recipes are awesome :)

  12. Can have two more idlies with this garlic chutney,yumm..

  13. I am sucker for garlic n this chutney sounds heavenly to me ! How can you go wrong with grandma's recipe :)
    US Masala

  14. Thats really spicy, goes well with idlies and dosas.

  15. Me and my daughter loves garlic,this is the first time I have come across a chutney with garlic.Sounds awsome will surely give it a try and let you know.

  16. First time in your blog. Chutney looks awesome.


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