Monday, August 20, 2012

Garlic chutney

Poondu chutney or garlic chutney I describe here is a raw chutney. It is a native dish in my home town and it is different from the most popular garlic chutney that includes tomato. I have heard that this raw garlic chutney is very healthy for everyone and I used to make this for my dad more often. It is a custom in my home town to take an evening bath also after coming home from office. At that time we can see the mom or wife of that person starting to steam the idlies for dinner. Those were the days we used to take idly or dosa for dinner as well as breakfast, but now it has changed to oat meal for breakfast and chapati for dinner:) In my native we make many kinds of chutneys. One among them is this garlic chutney. It is the most spicy hot dish I have ever tasted. One should not generously dip the food in this chutney because of the spice level, but it will do many good things to our body if we include this dish at least once in a while.


We got a bunch of fresh garlic from hubby's friend Mr.Raynor. Thanks to him I generously added the fresh garlic in many of our dishes:)
I served this spicy garlic chutney with adai.

Ingredients:
Garlic - 1
dry red chilly - 4
cumin - 1/4 tsp
tamarind - gooseberry size
salt - to taste (1/2 tsp)

To temper:
mustard - 1/2 tsp
sesame oil - 1 tbsp
hing / asafoetida - a pinch
curry leaf - few

Method:
Heat one drop of oil in a wok. Fry the red chillies and grind everything under ingredients. Don't add any water. Grind as finely as possible.
Now heat the wok again with 1 tbsp sesame oil and let the mustard crackle. Cover the vessel to prevent the mustard jumping all over the kitchen:)
Add the curry leaves, hing and immediately switch off.
Mix the chutney paste to this tempering.
Raw garlic chutney is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Serve as side dish with idly, dosa,chapati, adai or curd rice.
If it is very spicy, add a few drops of sesame oil while serving.

Note:
This medicinal chutney helps in digestion and cholesterol control.
To control the garlicky breadth, chew 1/4 tsp fennel seeds after meals (again good for digestion and reduces water weight). 

9 comments:

Anu said...

Different one, bcoz never tried with raw garlic. Maybe should.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

New to me...Looks yummy and flavorful..

Chandrani said...

Very flavorful and yummy chutney.


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Sayantani said...

love such spicy chutneys...wonderful recipe.

Priya said...

Super flavourful chutney, can have two more idlies or dosas with this chutney.

Santosh Bangar said...

gr8 recipe of chutney

Chitra said...

Bookmarked.. will try for sure.

Sathya Sankar said...

Wonderful chutney,looks yum!

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Suja Manoj said...

Spicy and flavorful chutney,great one.