Garlic Chutney | South Indian Style Garlic Chutney Recipe

The South Indian Style Garlic chutney is a very spicy and super delicious roasted garlic chutney which is perfect for dosa, upma, or even rice.

Whenever I make South Indian Upma, Dosa, Uttapam or any other snack there has to be a South Indian STyle Chutney. I mean, I can’t or should I say won’t serve the SI dishes with our North style mint or some other chutney. I mean I know it wouldn’t taste as good as with them.

That being said, the chutney tastes AMAZING, it literally would make you go gaga over. I served the chutney with quick semolina dosa and we all loved it. I haven’t ever thought that garlic would taste so tempting in chutney. The recipe is adapted from FoodViva and is definitely a keeper recipe if you like garlic.

Here are some more South Indian Chutney recipes:

Coconut Chutney

Curry Leaves Chutney

Flax Seeds Chutney

Onion Chutney

Raw Mango Chutney

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4 from 2 votes
Garlic Chutney
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

A very spicy and super delicious roasted garlic chutney which is perfect for dosa, upma, or even rice.

Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Servings: 4 People
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 1 cup garlic cloves
  • 10-15 dried red chillies
  • 1/2 cup coconut, grated
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp
To temper
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • a pinch asefida
  • few curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  1. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan and add garlic cloves. Roast until slightly golden. Remove from oil and set aside.

  2. Into the same oil, roast dried red chillies and coconut for few minutes. Remove and set aside.

  3. Blend the roasted garlic, red chillies along with salt, tamarind and some water until smooth.

To temper
  1. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil and add mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafetida. 

  2. Stir and pour it over the chutney.

  3. Store in air tight jars in the refrigerator. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes
Adjust red chillies as per your taste. You may store the chutney in the freezer for a month or so.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4 tbsp per person
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 95.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.6g 16%
Saturated Fat 3.9g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7%
Sugars 2.1g
Protein 3.5g 7%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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25 comments on “Garlic Chutney | South Indian Style Garlic Chutney Recipe”

  1. Usha says:

    I love garlic and this chutney is my kind of chutney.

  2. harini says:

    That looks so tempting. I don’t remember making a coconut chutney with garlic. I should try this combo.

  3. Priya Kumar says:

    I liked this garlic chutney, bookmarked. I love this with masala dosa.

  4. Can smell the flavor of this chutney rite now through my lappy screen. Garlic chutney is my all time favourite, drooling here.

  5. Pavani says:

    I’m just drooling thinking how delicious this chutney would have tasted. It looks absolutely yummy!!!

  6. I was just looking for more recipes to make with garlic and here you have a wonderful one. I am in love with this spicy chutney and literally drooling over it.

  7. Anything with garlic is always delicious… this is one chutney that goes so well with dosas…

  8. Nice article, good blog

  9. Wonderful chutney and we too love garlic chutney made this way!

  10. When ever we go to Sagar Ratna, the first thing I do is to attack on their chutneys. Though, loving chutneys so much, yet I haven’t made garlic chutney so far. Bookmarking your recipe to make it this weekend with dosa 🙂

  11. Wow! Such a rich Color chutney. I too never tried chutney with so much garlic. But will try this is one soon. Hope the smell won’t embarass me.

  12. I too make garlic chutney but I have never tried it with coconut before, I love this recipe idea, will definitely try it next time.

  13. Vibrant looking chutney, love garlic:)

  14. Such a delicious looking chutney and yes, we south Indians love our chutneys with breakfast specials. Garlic flavoured ones are my fav.

  15. Jayashree says:

    This chutney tastes good with dosa. Its the favourite of my son.

  16. Sonal says:

    This chutney is after my own heart! Absolutely loved the simple and easy recipe. Saving to try later!!

  17. Garlic chutney is my fav, I always keep stock in my fridge.. Love your version dear!!

  18. The more garlicky the better.. nice different kind of chutney to try out.

  19. Jagruti says:

    I have only prepared Gujarati and Maharashtra style garlic chutney not South Indian Style. Love the golden colour of this chutney next time will prepare this one

  20. Flavorsome chutney sapana! Will go great with idly/dosa!! Love your compostion and clicks! That dark background compliments the chutney color so well

  21. Ruchi says:

    Tempting chutney Sapana.. looks awesome . Love it

  22. One of my kids is an absolute fan of this.. yumm and such droolicious pics

  23. Lathiya says:

    I recently started loving the garlic flavor and now I use it in most of my dishes.. your garlic chutney looks delicious and lipsmacking

  24. Suja Ram says:

    Thats a delicious Chutney, nice and vibrant colour.

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