Saturday, May 25, 2013

Garlic Chutney - Poondu Chutney Recipe | Side dish for Idli Dosa

Garlic Chutney Recipe
Garlic Chutney(Poondu Chutney) is very handy when you dont have tomato or coconut in stock.I got the chutney recipe from chef jacobs cookbook which my sis gave me.The chutney is super spicy and flavourful best with idli / dosa / even rotis.If you are a garlic lover then this chutney is for you!

Garlic Chutney Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Garlic - 10 cloves
Red Chillies - 4
Small Onion - 5
Tamarind - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Gingelly Oil - 1/2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 small sprig
Poondu Chutney Recipe


  1. Grind together garlic,small onion,red chillies and tamarind together to a semi coarse mixture in a blender.Set aside. Heat 1 tsp oil in a kadai/pan - add the ingredients listed under 'to temper' let it splutter.Garlic Chutney Recipe - Step1
  2. Then add the garlic onion paste along with salt and give a quick mix along with the tempering and saute till raw smell leaves.Add 1-2 tbsp of water and allow it to boil.When it starts sticking add oil little by little.Switch off and add remaining oil and mix.Garlic Chutney Recipe - Step2
Serve hot with crispy dosas or with soft idlis!
Poondu Chutney Recipe
My Notes:
  • Break the red chillies roughly before grinding so that it grinds well and evenly
  • Be generous in adding gingelly oil else the chutney will start sticking.
  • The chutney is super spicy to our taste buds so adjust red chillies according to your preference.This goes well with idli dosa and even rotis.
  • This will surely keep well for 2 days(in room temperature) which is ideal for packing. When refrigerated it will keep well even for a week.
  • We are grinding the ingredients raw so make sure to saute well along with tempering until raw smell totally leaves.
Garlic Chutney Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. gingelly oil on the top OMG awesome one !

  2. Can you tell me about gingelly oil and is there any replacement for this type of oil

    1. You can use normal cooking oil for tempering...

  3. Chutney looks yummy.. awesome combo with dosa or idli..
    Sunandas Kitchen

  4. Lip smacking chutney..Want to try & taste it soon!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prathi Ruchi

  5. Chutney looks simply delicious and mouthwatering.

  6. I make this adding more onions. must try ur method

  7. My fav chutney, love it very much.

  8. I will prepare the colour.

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  10. should the garlic be peeled off or should be added as such??


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