Saturday, 21 April 2012

Roasted Garlic Chutney Dry

Garlic is known best for keeping cold at bay. Eating a clove of garlic when you feel like you may have an onset of cold, improves your immune system and strengthens up the natural defense system of the body.
Garlic has compounds that help prevent any kind of heart disease. It helps in lowering the cholesterol level in blood.Garlic also helps in the control of blood pressure or hypertension. Garlic is effective against fighting off a host of infections.

Here is a Garlic Chutney, that that be used with pancakes as well as in sandwiches. 
A favorite with all of us at home. 
I have also carried this on my trips abroad, and all my friends who have tasted this have loved it.

  • A dry chutney that can be stored for up to 6 months in the refrigerator and can be stored outside for atleast a month.
  • It can even be mixed with equal quantities of butter to make a sandwich spread.
  • It can be used as a side dish with rice and dal.
  • and also as an accompaniment for dosas/pancakes.
Very easy to make, needs very few ingredients and yet to versatile.

Coconut grated - Fresh/desiccated - 1cup
Dry red chillies - 6
Garlic - 6 cloves
Amchur powder or dry tamarind - 1 tsp

Note : Do not add any water at any time. 
Dry roast coconut , chillies and garlic cloves in a deep fry pan or wok as shown.

Fry till golden as shown.

Now take the blender jar, dry it well.
Now dry grind all the roasted ingredients, along with tamarind or Amchur powder or Dry mango powder to a fine powder.
Do not add any water.
Roasted garlic chutney is ready.

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