Garlic and Curry Leaves Chutney Powder

Think of Spice ..event has given a favorite spice of mine to think for this month. I love garlic, and I would add it to as many dishes as I can as long as garlic suits to the dish perfectly. One among them is chutney powder or Chutney Podi.


Ingrediants :

Roasted Chanadal/Huridakadalae/Pottukadalai - 1cup
Grated dry coconut -1/2cup
Red Chillies - 10 (adjust according to your taste)
Tamarind - 1/2tbsp
Curry Leaves (dried/roasted) - 20 leaves or 2 lines
Garlic Cloves- 3

Procedure :

1. Roast garlic, curry leaves, red chillies without oil on a pan
2. Leave tamarind on hot pan till it is warm. Remove any fibre or seed from tamarind or best is to use a seedless and cleaned tamarind.
3. Take garlic, curryleaves, tamarind, salt and red chillies in a blender. Blend them to a coarse mix. Remove it from the jar and keep it aside.
4. Take roasted chanadal and grated dry coconut in the same blender and blend till you get coarse mix. Mix both the powders well.
5. Blend the mixed powder in the blender to get a fine powder. I keep my final powder a bit coarse as I like it that way.
6. You can choose to tamper the Chutney powder (in such cases you may want to preserve the final powder in the refrigerator)
7.Enjoy this podi with hot rice, stuff it in to make stuffed podi parantha, sprinkle over dosas (esp masala dosa) , add it over idlis....many ways to relish it.

Tampering : Heat oil and add mustard seeds and once it stops popping, add hing and remove it from stove. This tampering can be mixed with chutney powder.


This goes to Sunita for her Think of Spice Garlic event.


Roopa said...

yummy yum :) nanna favorite chutney pudi e time sakath chutney powder ruchisde!

EC said...

Garlic in chutney podi is new to me...nice try

sunita said...

Lakshmi, thanks for that lovely entry :-)

Richa said...

measuring spoons from ikea?? ;)
hey, chutney looks very good, very versatile :)

Finla said...

True it will be delicious with dosa or idlis

FH said...

Love it L, taste great with Idli and Dosas too. My ajji adds whole garlic pods to saaru pd they make once a year.They taste so good when you get them in the saaru!:)
Great entry,I will make it.

Swaroopa said...

cool recipe!! will give it a try...happy new yr, dear.

Lakshmi said...

@ Roopa,

That is exactly what I do when I go India. Ghee+Chutyney pudi variety/pickle. :D

@ easycrafts
It tastes heavenly. You must try it.

Thanks Sunita. I have few moe entries, but I know ur inbox will be flodded with entries as u have given such a wonderful spice to think for. :)

Lakshmi said...

@ Richa,
Lol, yes they are from Ikea. Was not very sure how to take a pic of chutney powder, so just picked them up and clicked :D

@ happy cook, they go well with toasted bread too. It makes a fantastic teatime snack.

Now that you reminded me of sarina pudi, I made it today Ashakka. :D will post it soon.

@ Swaroopa,
Let me know how it turned out in your kitchen swaroopa.

Namratha said...

Garlic goes great with anything, love the pudi...

Latha said...

Looks delicious Lakshmi! Love the color of the pudi!

Laavanya said...

Lakshmi, that sounds delicious and I love the idea of sprinkling this on dosas.

AnuSriram said...

This chutney podi is going to add more taste to the recipes i believe.... Good one... How long can i preserve them in fridge if i make little more quantity?

Grihini said...

happy new year to you too.. :)
ChutneyPudi..hmmm, I can eat it just like that :))

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Chutney pudi tumba chennagi kantha ide.. thanx for the recipe

Lakshmi said...

@ Namratha, Latha, Lavanya
Garlic imparts a very good flavor to the podi. In case you do not eat garlic, just add more curry leaves it tastes awesome too.

Thanks for dropping by my blog Anu. I have answered your question on your blog.

@ Grihini and Ramya
heheee..I used to do that when I was young, just eat the spicy powder. I think got a someone who can eat like me.
Ramya chutney pudi kuda tumba chennagi ittu. Try madi nodi.

Nupur said...

That looks so flavorful and aromatic!

Sia said...

new year and sankranthi wishes to ur lakshmi :)

Raks said...

I too wanted to buy this measuring spoons when I saw in IKEA!soon hav to buy!
Nice entry for the event Lakshmi!

Pooja said...

That really looks yummy !

resh said...

googled for curry leaf chutney powder and found yours.made it. taste was yum ...but came out dark in colour - i guess more curry leaf. will try again
thanks for the recipe

Lakshmi said...

Thanks for the comment. Yup, try it again with less curry leaves. I am glad that you liked the taste.

Unknown said...

mouth watering recipes
i like this website name and congratulate the team

Supriya said...

Hi, ur old garlic & curry leaves chutney just caught my eye. Reminds me of the Maharashtrian Lasun Tikhat. Love the addition of curry leaves. I am keen to try this @ home - but only have tamarind paste. Will that work? If not, what can I sub for the tamarind?