The other day when I decided to prepare one of my favorite snack – Vada Pav, I had to make this chutney as this is one of the must have condiment for the snack. Now there are multiple variations to the chutney but the ingredients I have mentioned renders awesome flavor to this dish

**If you are making this chutney for Idli/Dosas, you can skip adding sesame seeds, peanuts and chili powder. If you are making this for Vada pav and chaats then you need to add all the ingredients mentioned in the list. Tamarind increases shelf life of chutney powder,if you are going to use them immediately then you can skip adding them. Kopra renders the right taste to this chutney, if you do not have it then use desiccated coconut

*This Chutney can remain fresh at room temperature in air tight container for 15-20 days, always use dry clean spoon while handling it. If you are wondering why all the ingredients are roasted separately and if it can be roasted together then I had tried both ways and concluded that roasting all ingredients separately actually renders right taste and flavor to the chutney

Serve this delicious, spicy, nutty and tasty chutney as part of regular meals/snacks or parties/occasions. You can also carry this chutney on your road trips

Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 10 mins Total time: 15 mins

Servings: 4


  • 1/4 cup dried coconut (Kopra) pieces Or desiccated Coconut
  • 4 tbsp Peanuts
  • 5-6 small dried Red Chilies
  • 2 teaspoon Sesame Seeds
  • 10-12 Garlic Cloves, Peeled
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon tamarind paste – optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon oil

Steps to prepare

  • Dry Roast Coconut until golden brown in a pan
  • Take it out and keep it on a plate
  • Now roast peanut seeds until golden brown in the same pan
  • Transfer peanuts to the plate
  • Repeat the above step for Sesame seeds too
  • Dry roast dry red chilies for few seconds
  • Heat little oil in a pan and roast garlic until aromatic for 1 minute
  • Allow all the ingredients to cool completely
  • Grind all the ingredients with salt to form powder
  • Finally add red chili powder and pulse for few seconds until it is well combined. Store in air tight container
  • Serve this delicious , spicy, aromatic chutney with Vada pav or Idli. When serving with idli/dosa, you can combine the chutney powder with gingelly oil and serve
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Dry Garlic Chutney
Posted by:Rekha Unni

Humble quirky soul embarking on beautiful journey of love called Life. Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies and I love experimenting with different types of foods. it's the love of cooking for my family which has made this hobby as one of my passions

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