Garlic Red Chili Chutney

A vibrant, spicy garlic red chili chutney that enhances the taste of any dish. This chutney, made with only a few ingredients, is a must-have for chaat or dipping other crispy snacks like Baked Yuca Fries, Black-Eyed Pea Fritters, Air Fryer Onion Pakodas, Garlic Knots, Potato Pancakes, Falafel, Smashed Brussels Sprouts, and a lot of others.


You’re probably here because you want to make chaat, right? If so, don’t worry; I’ve got this. You can easily make garlic red chili chutney at home after reading this blog post.

Garlic red chili chutney is a tasty and spicy chutney dish prepared with garlic and red chili flakes. This chutney goes well with any Indian food and provides a fantastic burst of heat and flavor to your dishes.

This recipe is really easy to make at home and requires little effort. There is no cooking step involved in this recipe. All you need to do is put everything together and you’re done.

In Hindi, it is also called lehsun ki chutney or red chutney.

This chutney can be used in any Indian chaat recipe or as an accompaniment to snacks like these Smashed Potato Bites, Lentil Nuggets, Spinach Pakora, and Hasselback Potatoes. Additionally, you can spread this chutney on buns, dosas, parathas, sandwiches, etc.

This chutney keeps well in the fridge for up to a week. This chutney can be made over the weekend as part of your meal preparation. You may even prepare a large quantity and freeze it. This means that you can keep the chutney in the freezer and use it anytime you have a hankering for chaat by just letting it defrost in the fridge or at room temperature.

Try this mouthwatering chutney recipe to treat your taste buds. Relish!

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Why You Should Make This Recipe?

  • Quick and easy to make
  • No cooking is involved
  • Require a few basic ingredients
  • A healthy way to incorporate garlic into your diet
  • Perfect for sandwiches, paratha, chaat, and other Indian dishes.
  • Also works as a dipping sauce for momos and pakodas
  • This Garlic Red Chili Chutney has a strong flavor from both chili flakes and fresh garlic. A small amount can go a very long way!

Ingredients for garlic chutney


This recipe for spicy, intensely flavored garlic chutney only calls for a few minimal ingredients. Although the majority of the flavoring work is done by the garlic and chili flakes, supplementary ingredients are also important. You’ll need the following:

  • Garlic: Garlic is an important ingredient in this recipe. Use fresh garlic instead of aged ones for maximum flavor. Avoid using sprouted garlic.
  • ‌Red Chili Flakes: Red chili flakes are perfect for adding desired heat to this chutney! If you don’t have chili flakes, you can use a few drops of hot sauce as an alternative.
  • Cumin seeds: These seeds add a special smokey flavor.
  • Green chilies: Wash them thoroughly. Cut the stem off. Cut into big pieces. If you don’t want your sauce too spicy, just take out the seeds.
  • Salt: To balance the flavor of this chutney.
  • Lemon juice: Another important ingredient of this recipe is lemon juice. It aids in reducing the raw, strong flavor of garlic. White vinegar can be used in its place as well.
  • Mint leaves: Mint leaves are renowned for being a fantastic appetizer. By stimulating digestive enzymes, it supports the digestive system.
  • Coriander leaves: It adds a refreshing, citrusy, and tart flavor to this chutney. The vitamin K found in coriander leaves is essential for maintaining healthy blood clotting. Also, vitamin K supports bone repair and the prevention of diseases like osteoporosis. Evidence also suggests that vitamin K may assist reduce your risk of developing heart disease.

How To Make Garlic Red Chili Chutney?

  1. In a mortar and pestle add garlic cloves, red chili flakes, cumin seeds, salt, green chilies, and lemon juice.
  2. Grind it well, and add coriander and mint leaves.
  3. Again crush them nicely until everything is well combined.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

How To Use This Garlic Red Chili Chutney?

  • Use this chutney as a dipping sauce for Indian appetizers and snacks. Garlic Chutney is one of my favorite condiments to provide alongside Cucumber Raita, Tamarind Chutney, and Cilantro Mint Chutney. It goes well with Broccoli Fritters, Potato and Peas Samosa Muffins, Vegan Tater Tots, Vegetable Patties, and Gram Flour flatbread (Besan Roti).
  • Use it in your favorite Indian-style chaat recipes.
  • Serve as a condiment, with a choice of bread or rice.
  • I love pairing this chutney with vegan mayo or vegan yogurt, makes the best dip with any snack.
  • You can add this chutney to your favorite marinade or curry, the strong taste of garlic will make everything better.
  • Chutney can be mixed with vegan margarine and can be used as a spread for gluten-free breads.

Storing Suggestions

  • Store this chutney in a clean, sterilized jar or container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • You can also freeze this chutney either in an ice cube tray or containers/jars for up to a month or two in the freezer.
  • Thaw it in the refrigerator or kitchen counter before using it.


  • You can make this chutney in a blender too, but that will have a different texture.
  • If handling chilies is something you’re not used to, wear gloves. Simply to avoid the burning sensation, this is. After finishing the task with the chili, wash your hands thoroughly with soap.
  • It’s best to use dry Kashmiri red chilies or other mild chilies when preparing this chutney to achieve a gorgeous red color without overwhelming the taste buds with heat.
  • This chutney’s consistency shouldn’t be either too thick or too runny.
  • Vinegar can be used in place of lemon juice to increase the product’s shelf life.
  • If you prefer a little sweetness, add a half teaspoon of sugar; otherwise, omit it.
  • Use fresh garlic cloves, not wilted or dried, at all costs.
  • Sprouting garlic cloves should not be used because they would bitterize the chutney.
  • Don’t skip lemon juice or vinegar; they are essential ingredients in this recipe since they help to lessen the strong flavor and taste of garlic.
  • Use fresh water or water that has been boiled and chilled for a longer shelf life.
  • Although the storage life of this chutney is a week in a refrigerator, it is advised to consume it fresh.


  • Five ordinary chilies and five Kashmiri chilies can also be used in its instead of red chili flakes and green chili.
  • Use any garlic you have, large or small.
  • You can add Jaggery or cane sugar to balance the flavor.
  • Substitute vinegar for lemon juice. Because vinegar promotes a longer shelf life, I like it. The vinegar won’t smell in the chutney.
  • Fresh red chilies can be used in place of red chili flakes. To make this chutney, slit fresh red chilies, remove the seeds, and combine them with either fried or raw garlic. The chutney will, however, lose some of its shelf life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is This Garlic Red Chili Chutney Vegan?

Yes, this chutney with garlic is vegan.

Is This Garlic Red Chili Chutney Gluten-Free?

Yes, there is no gluten in this garlic red chili chutney,

Is Garlic Red Chili Chutney Good For Health?

This chutney is healthy as well because it contains raw garlic, which has many health advantages. Garlic includes various anti-inflammatory organosulfur components. Eating garlic may be especially beneficial for preventing cognitive decline, prevents cellular damage, and may help reduce several risk factors for heart disease, like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar levels.

Garlic consumption has also been linked to a lower incidence of stomach, lung, and a risk of developing colon cancer.

What Is The Healthiest Way To Eat Garlic?

Raw garlic has a substance called Allicin in it that helps thin the blood and lower cholesterol levels. Due to the fact that raw garlic contains allicin, which is diluted when cooked, the ideal way to take garlic is to eat it raw and on an empty stomach.

Can You Substitute Red Pepper Flakes For Chili Flakes?

Yes. Chili flakes can be swapped out for red pepper flakes. But remember that chili flakes are less spicy than red pepper flakes.

How To Store It?

It should be kept in an airtight container or jar.

How Long Will This Chutney Last

This chutney can keep for up to a week in the fridge and up to 2 months in the freezer.

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Garlic Red Chili Chutney

A vibrant, spicy garlic red chili chutney that enhances the taste of any dish. This chutney, made with only a few ingredients, is a must-have for chaat or dipping other crispy snacks like , Black-Eyed Pea FrittersAir Fryer Onion PakodasGarlic KnotsPotato PancakesFalafelSmashed Brussels Sprouts, and a lot of others.
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: Garlic red chili chutney
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 32kcal


  • 25 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp red chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 bunch mint leaves
  • 1/2 bunch coriander leaves


  • In a mortar and pestle add in garlic cloves, red chilli flakes, cumin seeds, salt, green chillies and lemon juice.
  • Grind it well, and add coriander and mint leaves.
  • Again crush them nicely until everything is well combined.
  • Serve as a condiment, with choice of bread, rice or any snack.


Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This sounds like a great recipe for anyone looking to add some spice and flavor to their meals! The garlic red chili chutney seems really easy to make, and I love that it doesn’t require any cooking. The recipe includes some basic ingredients like garlic, red chili flakes, cumin seeds, green chilies, salt, lemon juice, mint leaves, and coriander leaves, all of which are easily available. This chutney can be used in various Indian dishes and even as a dipping sauce for snacks like momos and pakodas. I appreciate how versatile this chutney is and that it can be stored in the fridge or freezer for later use. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Garlic and red chili are two of my favorite combinations. I sometimes make garlic chili oil whenever we have some excess at home. I guess it’s time for me to try chutney, so thanks for your easy recipe. I should do this when I have time.

  3. 5 stars
    Your Garlic Red Chili Chutney recipe sounds incredibly flavorful and versatile! The combination of garlic and red chili is sure to add a delicious kick to many dishes. Your step-by-step instructions and the addition of coconut make it a unique and tasty condiment. Thanks for sharing this recipe – I can’t wait to try making it and spice up my meals. Keep those fantastic recipes coming! 🌶️🥥👩‍🍳

    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed the dish! I will continue to post more amazing recipes so don’t you worry! 🥰

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