Poondu Chutney | Garlic Chutney

Poondu Chutney | Garlic Chutney 

Poondu Chutney | Garlic Chutney

Poondu Chutney, also known as garlic chutney, is a spicy, tasty, and traditional South Indian chutney made with garlic, small onions, and red chilies. This garlic chutney is simple to make and pairs nicely with idli, dosa, pongal, kuzhi paniyaram, and other South Indian dishes. Check out the recipe for this delicious garlic chutney below.


Garlic -1/2 cup

Small onions-10 nos

Red chillies -4-5 nos

Kashmiri red chillies -4-5 nos

Tamarind -a small gooseberry sized

Jaggery - 1 Tsp 

Salt to taste 

Mustard seeds -1/2 Tsp 

Curry leaves  few

Gingelly oil -2-3 Tbsps 

Poondu Chutney Recipe Video


👉Heat a tsp of oil in kadai, add small onions and sauté for a minute.

👉Now add garlic and sauté well for 2-3 minutes.

👉Add red chillies, Kashmiri red chillies, tamarind and sauté for a minute.

👉Add required salt mix well.

👉Switch off the gas and allow the ingredients to cool down then grind to a smooth paste without adding water.

👉In the same kadai heat the remaining oil add mustard seeds and curry leaves , allow it to splutter.Add in the ground paste and 1/2 cup water .

Add jaggery mix well.

 👉Allow the mixture to boil until colour of the chutney changes, raw smell goes and thickens. Switch off the gas. 

👉Serve hot with idli, dosa, pongal etc..

Preparation Time-20 mins


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