Garlic Chutney

Garlic Chutney1


For this simple-as-can-be dip, rich-tasting  garlic is pureed with a spicy red chillies and dash of tamarind pulp. Use it as a dip for idli/dosa/paratha/roti, a topping for bruschetta or even as a spread for a sandwich.

  • Yields- 1 cup
  • Preparation time- 15 minutes
  • Cooking time- 5 minutes


  • Roughly chopped garlic cloves-1 cup
  • Red chillies-3-4 (adjust as per the spice preferred)
  • Tamarind pulp-1 tbsp
  • Dates-2 (pitted, chopped)
  • Curry leaves-2 sprigs
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil-1 tsp


  • Heat oil in a pan add garlic and saute until the raw flavour goes of on a medium flame.
  • Add red chillies, curry leaves and saute for a minute or two. Turn off the flame and allow it to cool a bit.
  • Now put the sauted garlic, red chillies, curry leaves in a blender/food processor along with tamarind pulp, chopped dates, salt and blend to a smooth paste by adding some water.

Garlic Chutney2

  • Serve with idle/dosa or any breakfast dishes.

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  • Spice can be personalised as per the taste.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on July 11, 2015, in Dips, Indian and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

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  2. My mouth watered as I read this. 🙂

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  3. This sounds very delicious but what do I do, when I can’t get curry leaves here?

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  4. Yum! That’s a great idea! Hugs. 😀

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  5. Will the garlic chutney keep in the preserving jar for a long time, or does it simply last in the fridge for a short while? I’m keen to make it!

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  6. This sounds so good, send some this way please!

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  7. Loving your recipes!!

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