Garlic Chutney Recipe – Poondu Chutney


 Prep Time : 15 mins

 Cook Time : 15 mins
 Serves: 2-3
 Recipe Category: Chutney Recipes-Side Dish
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
 Author:Padhu SankarIngredients 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 idlidosaadai 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.


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