Saturday, 1 June 2013

Kara Chutney / Red Chutney / Garlic Chutney - 2 Varieties

Posted by Veena Karanth at 07:29:00
Red chutney or garlic chutney is the best combination for akki rotti, aloo paratha and even you can use it as sandwich spread. As it contains both coconut and garlic. this chutney helps a lot in digestion.It is very easy to prepare and very tasty and spicy also. Garlic is being consumed almost in all parts of the world. It is low in calories.Suppose, if you have high cholesterol then consumption of garlic will help to lower it. It helps to decrease the  LDL level and increase the HDL level. It has anti cancer properties. Another ingredient, coconut, which is used in this recipe is helpful in reducing the sugar level. I have shown here two varieties of red chutney where one can be preserved and another one cannot be preserved.

spicy red kohlapuri garlic chutney

How to make red chutney(garlic chutney)

Red Chutney Ingredients: Type 1

This chutney is also known as kolapuri red chutney. It hardly takes some where around 20 minutes to prepare.

Ingredients for Kolapuri Red Chutney.

  • Red chillies- 10 to 15
  • Garlic- 1 pod
  • Salt- as required
  • Lemon- half rind
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Jeera (cumin seeds)- 1/4 tsp
  • Methi ( fenugreek seeds)- 1/4 tsp

Method to prepare Kolapuri Red Chutney

  • Soak red chillies in water for around half an hour.
  • Dry roast fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds slightly. Please make sure that you do not over roast it.
  • Now take a mixer jar. Add soaked red chillies, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds,salt,garlic,lemon and run the mixer till you get a smooth paste without adding water.
  • Heat a pan. Now, Add two tbsp of oil in to it.
  • Now add these grounded mixture into it.
  • Fry it for around five minutes till the raw smell disappears
  • Transfer it to an air tight jar.

Now  Kolapuri Red Chutney is ready to be served.

Kitchen Masti Points:

  1. This chutney can be mixed with any other Indian curry.
  2. It goes on well with idlis,dosas and chapatis.,kadubu
  3. This chutney can be preserved for a period of 1 month or so.
  4. The kohlapuri chutney can also be used while preparing Bhel Puri Masala

Red Chutney Ingredients: Type 2 

This chutney takes roughly around fifteen minutes to prepare.
garlic chuntney

Ingredients for red chutney:

  • Coconut scrapings- 1 cup
  • Red chillies(byadige)- 4
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida- a small pinch(optional)
  • Garlic- 3

Method To Make Red/ Kara/ Garlic chutney

  • Peal the garlic skin.
  • Take a mixer jar. Add garlic, coconut scrapings,salt and asafoetida. Add one fourth cup of water and run the mixer till it is blended smoothly.
  • Now, transfer it into a bowl.

Your red chutney or garlic chutney is ready to be served.

Kitchen Masti Points:

Omit red chillies and use green chillies for another variation.

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Unknown on 28 December 2015 at 18:40 said...

Thanks for the recipe. Should we add lemon piece itself or juice?

Veena Karanth on 3 June 2016 at 21:35 said...

no, its the lemon juice

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