This version of Garlic Chutney is the Mangalore Konkani version which uses fresh or desiccated coconut.
This chutney is a very good accompaniment with dosas and chapatis.
It can also be used as a side dish with rice and dal/rasam.
And tastes good as a sandwich spread too.
If the coconut and garlic are roasted well before preparation it can last for a few days without refrigeration and hence can be used during long journeys.
Garlic - 8 cloves
Dry red chilly - 5
Coconut - 1/2 cup (fresh grated or desiccated)
Tamarind piece or Amchur /dry mango powder - 1 tsp
Wet grind along with a few tbsps of water, garlic, dry red chillies, coconut and tamarind/amchur to a smooth paste.
Serve with dosa or Chapatis or use as a sandwich spread.