Monday, December 10, 2007

Poondu chutney (Garlic chutney)

So, we went to see my parents this past weekend. Man, oh man! Talk about having feasts! Amma and I made this chutney to eat with idli and sambar. This one is pungent and spicy. Plus, it is soooooo EASY! You will have yummy poondu chutney ready in literally 5 minutes time.

Just so you know... This chutney is not for the faint of heart or those who have immense concerns about having garlic breath. To those I ask this: Isn't getting garlic breath worth it to eat a yummy chutney? Besides, God invented mouthwash and breath mints for a reason! :) Ok, ok. Enough chit-chat. Let's get on with the recipe. Ok?


Garlic - 3 cloves
Whole red chillies - 15 or to taste

For seasoning:
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Sesame oil or any light oil


People, this is so easy, it's almost embarrassing to write a method section! Just grind the garlic with the red chillies and salt in a mixie. Do the seasoning and pour over the freshly ground chutney. Enjoy spicy garlic chutney with idli, dosa!

1 comment:

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks for the recipe dear! My aunt would add some tamarind pieces while grinding this. I like your version too. Enjoyed the intro and laughed at the breath mint:)