Garlic Chammanthi

Roasted Garlic Chutney

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Servings: 2 -3
Author: Maria Jose Martin
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  • 1 cup Coconut
  • 5 big pieces Garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Pottu kadala (roast gram dal)
  • 2-3 Dry red chilli I used 2 big ones
  • Gooseberry size Tamarind refer notes
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • Salt
  • Oil I used sunflower oil


  • Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped garlic pieces. When it starts changing colour, add pottukadala. When garlic and pottu kadala is golden brown, add dried red chilli and fry for a min. Remove from fire and let it cool.
  • Grind the cooled roasted ingredients to a fine paste. Add coconut, tamarind, salt and water to this and grind again, till everything is mixed well.
  • Serve with Dosa, idly or Rice


The qty of tamarind depends on it's strength. Do a taste test first and add accordingly. Also be careful while adding salt, since tamarind may contain salt sometimes.