Spicy red garlic chutney powder ( Lahsun Chutney powder ) which is one of the signature ingredient for the delicious street food Vada paav can be easily made at home when ever you plan to make vada paav.
I make these in small quantities and use it to have with Bhakris ( delicious earthy jowar flat breads another favorite dish from Dharwad , Karnataka )
The spices can be adjusted to suit your personal taste and also the garlic pods used may be increased as per your preference.
2 tsp Kashmiri red Chilli powder
¼ cup Coconut powder ( dry )good brands are available easily in stores.
3 Garlic cloves, chopped
4 Green chillies, chopped
Pinch of Hing (asafoetida)
1 tsp jeera/ cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
¼ cup Peanuts, roasted
Little oil to roast. ( preferably peanut oil )
Salt to taste
¼ cup white Sesame seeds, roasted.
To prepare the chutney powder
Dry roast peanuts and sesame seeds separately and then add them into a blender to make
a fine powder.
Keep this aside. In a pan, heat very little oil.
Add pinch of hing, chopped garlic, green chillies and sauté well.
Add coconut powder and fry till they get slightly browned. Switch off the flame.
Add chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder. mix well.
Allow to cool and then add the roasted peanut and sesame seeds powder and mix well.
Add salt to taste and keep stirring until all the ingredients are nicely mixed together.
Store in an airtight container.