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Garlic Chutney (Dry)

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Dry version of garlic chutney is made from garlic, coconut and red chili powder. Coconut gives nice nutty flavor to the chutney. It is used in so many chaat recipes. Recently I used this garlic chutney in vada pav. It has bright red color because of the red chili powder. You can adjust the amount of chili powder as per your liking spiciness.


Enjoy, everyone!

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Garlic Chutney (Dry)
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Category: Chutney
Yield: 1 cup
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic cloves – ⅓ cup
  • Desiccated coconut – ¼ cup
  • Red chili powder – 2 tablespoons
  • Salt – to taste
  1. Heat the oil in pan on medium heat.
  2. Once hot add garlic cloves and sauté them till lightly brown.
  3. Then add desiccated coconut and sauté them till coconut become lightly golden.
  4. Let it cool little bit.
  5. Add garlic and coconut mixture in food processor. Add red chili powder and salt.
  6. Pulse it till mixture is grinded and become crumbly. (if you are using mixer then do not use any water.)
Additional Info
You can keep this chutney refrigerated in a air tight container up to two weeks.

Categorized under Chutneys & Dips

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  • Aarti Varma November 28, 2013, 3:49 am

    I just made this and the taste is ok but i would make some BIG adjustments to this recipe.
    First of all DO NOT add 2 tbsp of chili powder. I eat everything very very spicy even by Indian standard but this is a ridiculous amount of chili powder. Try with maybe two teaspoons and add more later if you want. Second remove the oil and garlic from the pan and dry roast the coconut. Otherwise the coconut will absorb all the oil and the final chutney will be an oily blob instead of a coarse powdery texture. Also I prefer more coconut but that is a preference. The main thing is DO NOT use 2 tbsp of chili powder. This will make it inedible.

    • Kanan November 28, 2013, 4:23 am

      Thanks for the suggestions. This might help other people.

  • Amy March 13, 2012, 11:14 pm

    This is delicious & healthy way of having garlic…

  • indugetscooking March 13, 2012, 3:14 pm

    I love garlic flavour. This is a chutney I should try out.

  • Gayathri March 13, 2012, 2:08 pm

    very colourful and spicy chutney ..will give a try

  • Kaveri March 13, 2012, 1:27 pm

    A very flavorful chutney indeed…Like Hema, I too have tasted it in vada pav.

    For your regarding an accompaniment for Steamed Crescents, we enjoyed it as is, since the filling was really flavorful, but I guess you could have it with some Tomato Ketchup.

  • Hema March 13, 2012, 12:18 pm

    I have tasted this chutney with vada pavs, looks really good..

  • faseela March 13, 2012, 10:25 am

    wow…yummy n easy chutney….

  • Radha March 13, 2012, 5:25 am

    This chutney should be delicious. Will give it a try. Like the garlicky taste in food.

  • Prathibha Sreejith March 12, 2012, 11:02 pm

    Sounds delicious, had it at my friend’s place and m family loved but tried it at home. Thanks for sharing the recipe, will try out for sure :-)
    Kanan, I reached to ur beautiful space when ever u left a comment, but never found a GFC link to follow you, donno y? Or do I need to connect via some other link? Lemme know…

    • Kanan March 12, 2012, 11:26 pm

      This is word-press blog so I cannot put Google follower widget on the site. That widget is only for Google blog-spots. If you want you can follow me on Facebook or twitter or subscribe by email for latest recipe update. Thank you for stopping by.

  • Teena Mary March 12, 2012, 10:54 pm

    Wonderful recipe! Loved the bright colour too :)

  • maha March 12, 2012, 10:39 pm

    This looks really very healthy and delicious too….thanx dear 4 sharing this…nice …..