Poondu/Garlic Chutney(Version 2)

Today's recipe is a very aromatic and spicy chutney which is a great accompaniment for fluffy idly and crispy dosa.
We all know garlic has lots of medicinal values such as it prevents high cholesterol,blood pressure and it is used in most of the recipes.
My mom makes the garlic chutney slightly different whereas in my in-laws house it is made with tomatoes which is spicy and tangy.The tomatoes used in the chutney balances bursting flavor of garlic and the spiciness of the red chillies which is a easy to make with lesser ingredients.Now to the recipe of spicy and flavorful chutney....


Garlic/Poondu20-22 cloves
Tomato/Thakkali2no.(medium size)
Red chilly/Varamilagai10-12nos.
Mustard seeds/kadugu1/2tsp
Urad dhal/ullutham paruppu1/2tsp
Saltto taste


  • Peel the skin of the garlic and slice it,chop the tomatoes and keep aside.
  • Heat a pan with a tsp of oil,fry the red chillies followed by garlic then add the chopped tomatoes,saute it till it becomes soft and mushy.Allow it to cool.
  • Grind it in the blender with salt without adding any water.
  • Heat the pan with the remaining oil and add the mustard seeds,urad dhal.Then add the ground paste and put off the stove(no need to cook).
  • Serve it with idly or dosa.
  • As the moisture is evaporated in the chutney it stays good for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
  • Tempering with mustard seeds and  urad dhal is purely optional.
  • The chutney will be bit spicy,so top it with generous amount of sesame oil.
  • If you want the chutney to be tangy,then a tsp of tamarind paste can be used. 
  • The garlic here I used are big cloves,after slicing approximately 1 cup.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page to check my blogger friends recipe.


Wow......This looks awesome & sooooo yummy Nalini.......very versatile.

yummy n flavorful chutney.......

Garlic chutney looks delicious...

tomato must balance the strong garlic flavor well

Such a lovely colour of the chutney..looks equally tasty too.

Super flavourful chutney, wish to have it for my dinner.

so spicy n yummy chutney...never tried garlic chutney with tomatoes, will try it sometime...loved its color, so hot!!
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love the combination of garlic and tomato....garlic has so many health benefits...this will be too good!

Garlic and tomato?! new to me..but looks spicy and delicious!

Garlic chutney with tomato looks delicious.

all time fav is garlic chutney...looks great
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So colourful and flavourful..

It was lovely doing the BM with you Nalini..great keeper recipes..

Yummy chutney .. perfect with idli or dosai.


Looks totally yum and delicious...

The chutney and idlis makes me hungry now..

Absolutely fantastic chutney. quite tempting to try

healthy chutney and goes well with idli ... thanks for sharing

lovely chutney..tempting colors!

Looks delicious...I am trying, hoping it will turn as good as it looks!

Really superb and healthy give the tomotto in grams

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