Chilli Garlic Chutney

We keep this chutney around the house as it’s useful for quick stir fries, an easy dip and even a dynamite mug of soup.


  • Dried red chili, 150gm, soaked
  • Garlic pods, 150gm
  • Salt, 2 tbsp
  • Sugar, 1 tbsp
  • Vinegar, white, half cup
  • Vegetable oil, half cup
  • Water as required.


  1. Blend all the ingredients together, using the soaking water for the chilies as required to facilitate the blend.


  • If using for soup, straining the final liquid makes it more pleasant to drink. You’ll also need to adjust the seasoning.
  • The salt in this chutney is a little lower than required for a dip. This is to prevent overdoing the salt when using in stir fries that could have other salt-bearing flavors, such as soy and fish sauce.
  • Very similar to this recipe posted earlier.

Featured Recipes

Chilli, Garlic, MSG

A few years ago, we breakfasted at a Gujjar table, with a meal of chilli garlic chutney, buttermilk, bajra rotis and white butter, the combination known as chaaya-chatni. The prodigious quantities of white butter I ate that morning will never will repeated.

This chutney is a slight variation of that one, which we still fondly remember.


  • Red chillies, dried, soaked in water overnight, 50 grams
  • Garlic cloves, peeled, 50 grams
  • Roasted Sesame oil, 2 tablespoons
  • MSG, finely ground, one fourth teaspoon
  • Sugar, 1 teaspoon
  • White vinegar, 3 tablespoons
  • Water in which the chillies were soaked, as needed


  • Blend the lot, adding the water as needed.
  • Use quickly or store in an airtight jar with a layer of sesame oil over it.


  • The strength of different brands of vinegar differs. Add sparingly for sour notes per your taste.
  • MSG is optional.
  • Use for stir fries, marinades, with parathas, noodles and more.
This chutney is great with parathas, noodles, as a marinade for meats and chicken, as a masala for a vegetable stir fry and more.

Spicy Seed Spread

This seed spread is spicy and flavourful and tastes wonderful on a piece of toast. Here’s the recipe.


  • Set 1
    • Peanuts, roasted, 6 tbsp
    • Chilies, red, dried, 1 tbsp / 3-4 pieces or per taste
    • Black peppercorns, 1 tsp
    • Honey, 2 tsp
    • Salt, 1 tsp
    • Garlic, 1 tbsp
    • Enough refined oil to blend smoothly
  • Sesame seeds, 1 tsp
  • Sunflower seeds, 1 tbsp


  1. Blend all ingredients in set 1
  2. Mix with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Serve as a dip with vegetables or on toasted bread


  • This is a very high calorie mixture. Please use it sparingly.