Garlic Chutney

Red garlic chutney in a smal bowl on a gray cloth.

Instant garlic chutney, also known as Gujarati lasan ni chutney or lasun ki chutney is a spicy garlic chutney.  No cooking is needed and it is ready in 5 minutes. It is a key component to add heat to many Indian dishes. It is a great dabeli chutney and also in chaats, shaaks, khichdi or even dals. You will find it most often in street foods.

Time to make: 5 minutes

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free

Red garlic chutney in a smal bowl on a gray cloth.

Garlic chutney is one of the three main chutneys my Mom always had on hand at home. It was either ready made in the fridge or frozen. Three chutneys were Apple Butter Chutney, Coriander Chutney and this is the third. The combination of these three are key to many popular Indian dishes such as pani puri, chaats, dabeli, vada pav among many others.

Garlic chutney is:

  • Packs HUGE flavor – a little goes a long way and it adds depth of flavor to your dish
  • Made with minimal prep – it is just garlic and a few spices blended together
  • Easy to make ahead – in a few minutes it is ready and can be stored for serving later
Garlic chutney in a small bowl with a bulb of garlic in the background on a blue cloth.

Making the chutney

This is such a simple recipe!

  • Just add garlic cloves, spices and water.
  • Blend and check consistency.
  • If you prefer the chutney a little thicker, add a tablespoon of water at a time and mix.
  • Repeat until you get the consistency you prefer.

I prefer it a little thicker for dabeli or sandwiches. For chaats, I like it a little thinner so it mixes easily.

Storing the Chutney

  • Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated.
  • It should last 3 weeks.

Freezing Garlic Chutney

  • Store in a freezer safe container or zip lock bag.  Keep 4-6 months in freezer.
  • Remember to defrost before using.

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5 Minute Garlic Chutney (Lasan ni Chutney)

Shilpa Joshi
Instant garlic chutney, also known as Gujarati lasan ni chutney or lasun ki chutney is a spicy garlic chutney that is key to so many Indian dishes.  No cooking isneeded and it is ready in 5 minutes.
5 from 3 votes
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Chutney
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Servings 1 cup
Calories 140 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 25 cloves garlic 75g
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp red chilli powder lal mirch
  • 1 tsp cumin powder jeera powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • tbsp lemon juice
  • water

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a blender jar.
    Garlic cloves, spices and water in a blender jar.
  • Blend ingredients until smooth paste forms. Adjust amount of water to make as thick/liquidy as you like your chutney.
    Garlic chutney ingredients being blended in a blender.
  • Serve and enjoy this spicy chutney
    Red garlic chutney in a smal bowl on a gray cloth.

Notes

This chutney packs a big punch! Use in small quantities to add big flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1179mgPotassium: 360mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 34IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 156mgIron: 3mg
Keyword chutney, chutney for chaat, chutney for dabeli, garlic chutney, no cook
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