|Beautiful bulb that builds your bones and brightens your health…hidden within are those lovely pearls called cloves. Awed by its aroma? No surprise then…with these garlic cloves, you have fallen in love.
Garlic Chutney Powder is an ubiquitous, signature condiment, that is used pretty commonly in South Indian breakfast and snacks, be it plain roti, Pav Bhaji or Bhakri, Idli or Dosa, mixed with rice or sprinkled on sandwich. Its powerful pungent scent making its strong presence felt when smelt. Well known for its health benefits, brought about chiefly by Allicin, a sulphur compound that is also responsible for lending that distinct aroma, it is most commonly used to combat common cold.
Preparation time: 5 min
Roasting time: 10 min
Cooling time: 15 min
Quantity: 100 gms
Garlic 250 gms
Pepper corns 10 gms
Cumin seeds 10 gms
Methi seeds 10 gms
Coriander seeds 20 gms
Red chillies 4 nos.
Tamarind A small piece (marble size)
Dry coconut grated 200 gms
Salt to taste 1 tsp approx.
Roast all the above ingredients separately over low flame in a pan. After each ingredient is roasted keep transferring to a plate. Let them cool thoroughly at room temparature.
A drop of oil can be used for roasting red chilies only.
Dry coconut can be roasted last. When you are done with roasting all other ingredients, turn off the flame. Heat that still remains in the pan after switching off the flame is enough to roast dry coconut.
Powder them coarsely. Store Garlic Chutney Powder in an absolutely dry air tight container.
While preparing, storing or serving any spice powder, pan used for frying, grinder used for grinding, container used for storing and spoon used for serving, all have to be absolutely dry. Even a drop of water for grinding is a big No-No!
Garlic Chutney Powder is excellent for health during winter season.
While preparing any masala powder, it is always advisable to dry fry ingredients separately due to variance in size, thickness and texture of ingredients.
To get rid of itchy athlete’s foot, soak your feet in a bath of warm water and crushed garlic.
Did you know…you can fix hairline cracks on glass using garlic? Crush some pods and rub the juice on the crack. Wipe away any excess.
Few cloves of garlic squeezed through a garlic press and mixed with extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt makes for a healthy dress!