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February 2, 2016

Garlic Chutney / Poondu Chutney - Tomato Garlic Chutney Recipe

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Garlic chutney recipe
As I promised in my yesterday’s post here is the spicy, tangy, tomato garlic chutney (thakkali poondu chutney) that I had served with Puffed rice dosa. This recipe was shared by my reader Suchi vasan :) This tomato garlic ( Poondu in Tamil, Lahsun in Hindi) chutney is one of the best side dish for this puffed rice dosa. As the dosa has mild sourness this spicy, tangy chutney pairs with it very well. Its also a simple and easy to make chutney recipe with just 3 major ingredients. Not just for puffed rice dosa, you can make this chutney as a side dish for our regular idli dosa and it tastes good with curd rice too. Try it and enjoy. Lets see how to make this yummy tomato garlic chutney for puffed rice dosa !

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Garlic chutney recipe / Poondu chutney Easy,spicy garlic chutney recipe - Side dish for idli dosa
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dish for idli dosa
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

  • Ripe tomato - 2 nos (medium sized)
  • Small Garlic cloves - 15 nos 
  • Red chilli - 4- 5 nos ( I used 2 spicy chillies & 2 byadgi chillies for nice color)
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Cooking oil - 2 tsp
To temper
  • Gingely oil/Sesame oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few

  • Wash and chop the tomatoes.Peel the garlic cloves and keep it ready.In a pan heat cooking oil and saute the red chillies,garlic.Saute for a minute and then add tomatoes.
Garlic chutney for idli dosa
  • Saute until tomato turns mushy.Add the required salt and let the mixture cool down.Grind the mixture to a smooth paste adding enough water.
Garlic chutney recipe
  • In a pan,heat gingely oil and temper with mustard seeds,urad dal and curry leaves.Add this chutney to the oil and let it boil for few minutes till it thickens.Serve it with idli,dosa / puffed rice dosa.Enjoy !
Garlic chutney recipe


  • Adjust the number of chillies as per your taste buds. Here I used 2 spicy chillies and 2 byadgi chillies to get a nice color.
  • This chutney tastes good even without tempering. If you are in a hurry, you can skip the tempering part .
  • Use 10 cloves of garlic if its very big.

Enjoy this yummy garlic chutney with idli,dosa !!
Garlic chutney

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mani said...

Hi Chitra.. Last time I had tried Pongal and Sambar recipe it came out really well. Today I wanted to prepare some chutney for the breakfast.. I had immediately checked this section.. Though the recipe looked simple but the combination really tempted me, without any second thought, I had given a try.. It came out awesome.. Thanks again for another wonderful recipe��

Chitra said...

Thank you so much for trying this chutney and sharing your feedback :) I am very happy to know it !