Garlic is one of the most valuable and versatile foods on the planet.Today garlic is a widely recognized health enhancing supplement as garlic promotes the well-being of the heart and immune systems with antioxidant properties and helps maintain healthy blood circulation. 
Garlic chutney / poondu chutney recipe is a puree of garlic, tomatoes and red chillies with the addition of seasonings. This spicy and flavorful garlic chutney can be served with idly or dosai .


     To Grind

  • 22 Garlic Cloves (Big)
  • 4 Red Chillies
  • 2 Tomatoes, Medium Sized
  • Salt to taste 

     To Temper

  • 2 Tsp of Gingelly Oil
  • 1 Tsp of Mustard
  • 1 Tsp of Urad Dal
  • Pinch of Hing
  • Handful of Curry Leaves



  • Chop the tomatoes into small pieces.

   Oil Roasting

  • Heat the oil in a pan, fry garlic and red chillies for 1-2 mins until it turns golden brown. Keep it aside.
  • Add little oil to a pan, saute tomato for a min until it starts to become soft. Switch off the stove. Let all the ingredients cool down for 5 mins.


  • Now take a blender/mixie, add all the ingredients listed under ” To grind”.
  • Grind it by adding little salt and water.


  • Heat the oil in a pan, add all the ingredients listed under ” To Temper” once mustard seeds burst out, add the ground paste to it , mix well and switch off the stove.    
  • Garlic chutney is ready to serve. 


  • Serve it with idly or dosai
  • If you want the chutney to be tangy, add little tamarind paste to it.
  • Adjust spiciness according to your taste. 

     Health Benefits of Garlic 

  • Garlic has germanium which is a anti cancer agent.
  • Regulate blood sugar levels and cholesterol.
  • Strengthen your body defense against allergies. 
  • It has a anti microbial properties and boost the immune system.