Dry Garlic Chutney

Dry Garlic Chutney

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A powerful combination of pungent garlic and nutty dried coconut, perked up with a generous dose of chilli powder, the Dry Garlic Chutney is a flavourful albeit strong value-add to many snacks and chaats, especially Vada Pav. For a change, you could try sprinkling some on an open sandwich too!

Also do try other variations of garlic chutney like Fresh Coconut Garlic Chutney , Green Garlic Chutney , Coriander Green Garlic Chutney , Chilli Garlic Chutney , Garlic- Flaxseed Chutney , Carrot Garlic Chutney and Garlic Tomato Chutney.

Enjoy how to make Dry Garlic Chutney recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

Dry Garlic Chutney recipe - How to make Dry Garlic Chutney

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 0.5 servings
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For Dry Garlic Chutney
1/4 cup roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tsp coconut oil or
1/4 cup grated dry coconut (kopra)
1/4 cup chilli powder
salt to taste

For dry garlic chutney

    For dry garlic chutney
  1. Heat the oil in a small broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Switch off the flame, add the coconut and mix well.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a plate and allow it to cool completely.
  4. Once cooled, blend in a mixer along with the chilli powder and salt till smooth.
  5. Store the dry garlic chutney in an air-tight container and refrigerate. Use as required.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tbsp
Energy28 cal
Protein0.4 g
Carbohydrates1.1 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat2.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0.3 mg
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Dry Garlic Chutney recipe with step by step photos

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How to proceed for the Dry Garlic Chutney:

  1. To make the Dry Garlic Chutney, first place the garlic cloves on a clean, dry surface.
  2. Then crush the garlic cloves .This can be done by hand, pestle or by pressing down on the garlic with the side of the knife so that the skin comes off easily. Alternatively, you can pop the garlic cloves into the microwave oven and heat them for about 30 seconds.
  3. Peel the garlic well and discard the peel.
  4. Roughly chop the garlic and keep it aside. We need approximately ¼ cup of roughly chopped garlic to make 7 servings of the dry garlic chutney.
  5. This is what the dried coconut or Khopra looks like. It is one of the favourite ingredients of Maharashtrian households. 
  6. Grate the dried coconut and keep aside. Use only dried coconut or “Khopra” to make the chutney as the fresh coconut will be too tender and will ruin the chutney. You can even use desiccated coconut but the flavor will not be as good.
  7. Heat the coconut oil or oil in a small broad non-stick pan and add the garlic. See why we love coconut oil.  Coconut oil is a medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s).  Unlike other fats, they go directly from the gut to the liver. From here, they are then used as a source of energy or converted into ketones. As the calories in MCT’s are used straight away, they are less likely to be stored as fats in the body. MCT's have shown to improve your brain and memory function, they also give a boost to your energy levels and improve your endurance.  The MCT in Coconut oil reduces the LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) while increasing the count of HDL cholesterol, maintaining normal blood pressure and good for diabetics.
  8. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute till the rawness goes away but it should not start changing color. At this stage, if you feel so, you can even add sesame seeds and sauté for a few seconds.
  9. Switch off the flame and add the coconut to the pan.
  10. Mix well so that the coconut is mixed with the oil and the garlic.
  11. Transfer the mixture into a plate and allow it to cool completely.
  12. Once cooled, add the coconut-garlic mixture into a small blender jar. If you use a big jar for small quantities, it will not blend well.
  13. Add the chilli powder for the spice. You can reduce or increase the chilli powder according to your preference. You can even add a little Kashmiri red chilli powder to give it a beautiful red color.
  14. Also add the salt.
  15. Pulse the blender a few times to get a coarse texture like dry chutney but there should not be any pieces of the garlic. Do not blend it continuously as the coconut might start to release some oil which will make the chutney sticky.
  16. Store Dry Garlic Chutney in an air-tight container and refrigerate. The Dry Garlic Chutney will last 7 days in the fridge and 20 days in the freezer.
  17. Sprinkle the Dry Garlic Chutney over vada pav or use as required. This chutney is super hot and tasty!  I would advice you to have only a little at a time. I had about a tablespoon of this chutney and my mouth was on fire!

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Dry Garlic Chutney
 on 10 Mar 18 12:23 AM

Dry Garlic Chutney
 on 10 Mar 18 12:22 AM

Dry Garlic Chutney
 on 12 Sep 17 07:54 PM

Why r u saying the dry chutney powder, Why r u store in refrigerator, Am not feel this is a chutney powder, There is no chutney Aroma,
Tarla Dalal
13 Sep 17 08:28 AM
   Hi Raju, This is a dry chutney recipe, we are saying to serve in the fridge as there is coconut so to increase the shelf life best to store it...
Dry Garlic Chutney
 on 04 Aug 17 03:53 PM

Dry Garlic Chutney
 on 22 Jun 17 09:43 PM

Thank you for the dry chutni recipe. I always use it for vadapav at my husband''s shop as a commercial basis. Loved it.
Tarla Dalal
23 Jun 17 09:52 AM
   Great to hear that Divya.
Dry Garlic Chutney
 on 09 Jun 17 11:13 PM

Tarla Dalal
10 Jun 17 10:15 AM
   Hi Prathiba, thanks for the feedback.
Dry Garlic Chutney
 on 02 Jun 17 09:21 PM

Tarla Dalal
03 Jun 17 09:43 AM
   Hi Sangeeta , we are delighted you loved the Dry Garlic Chutney recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Dry Garlic Chutney
 on 29 Apr 17 12:03 AM

Very good chetney I have made several times my family loved it. It can be eaten with rice n dal or chapaty
Tarla Dalal
29 Apr 17 08:32 AM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Dry Garlic Chutney
 on 23 Oct 16 06:43 PM

Superfast and yummy recipe. Apart from Vada Pav and snacks, this chutney can be mixed with a small spoonful of oil/ghee and eaten with hot plain rice, idlis, dosas and uttapam. These are must try combinations.
Tarla Dalal
24 Oct 16 08:43 AM
   Hi Tina Thank you for your suggestion, Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
Dry Garlic Chutney
 on 06 Mar 16 03:16 AM

It taste really nice, just perfect the way I was looking for garlic chutney
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