Garlic Chutney

Ingredients (Serves 2 – 3)

  1. Sesame oil / nallenna – 2.5 tbsp

Onion – 1/2 small, cubed

Garlic – 1/2 cup (Slice the large garlic cloves for even browning)

Salt – To taste

2. Dried red  chilies – 4, soaked in hot water for 20 minutes

Kashmiri chili powder – 1/2 tsp (added to give a nice orange color to the chutney)

For seasoning

3. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Dry red chilly – 1 – 2, broken

Curry leaves – 4 – 5

Hing / kaya podi – A tiny pinch

Method

1. Heat sesame oil in a cheena chatti/ pan. Add chopped onion little salt and saute until onion turns transparent. Add garlic and cook till golden brown. Remove from the pan and let it cool. Grind to a coarse paste along with salt, soaked red chilies and kashmiri chili powder. Add warm water little by little and blend to a fine paste. Transfer the chutney to a small bowl.

2. Heat the leftover sesame oil. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red chilly and curry leaves. Add a tiny pinch of hing and mix well. Add the ground paste to the pan. Taste-check for salt. Cook for 1 – 2 minutes and switch off. Serve with idli/dosa.

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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