Lasaniche Tikhat (Coconut Garlic Chutney) – Famous Batata Vada Chutney

Lasniche Tikhat (Coconut Garlic Chutney)

Lasaniche Tikhat (Coconut Garlic Chutney) – Famous Batata Vada Chutney

This is famous Maharashtrian Chutney that you generally eat with Batata Vada. This tasty dry Chutney is easy to make and lasts for 2-3 weeks at room temperature.

Ingredients

Dried coconut (Khopra) grated 2 cups

Garlic cloves ½ cups

Red chilli powder 1.5 teaspoon

Jaggary crushed 1 teaspoon (optional)

Chinch/Imli (Tamarind) dry pulp 1 teaspoon or Amchoor (Mango Powder) 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Instructions

1. Dry roast the grated dried coconut till it is light brown. spread it in a plate for it to cool.

Grind roasted dry coconut

2. Peel  garlic cloves.
3. On cooling grind the roasted grated coconut in a grinder to get coarse powder.

4. Crush garlic cloves separately into a smooth paste. I normally use KhalBatta / Mortar – Pestle / Khandni – Dasto for this as small quantity does not grind properly in Grinder.


7. Add salt, red chili powder, jaggery and tamarind (chinch) in Khal and pound it further to make a coarse paste.

Pound Garlic and add Tamarind pulp, Chilly powder, Jaggery and Salt


8. Now mix this garlic mixture with ground coconut; you can either mix it by hand or in grinder.

Serve this Chutney with Batata vada, Bhajiya, Roti, Rice or actually with anything. I like it most with Rice and Curd.

Note: If you use Kashmiri chilly powder – you will get vibrant red colour chutney. I didn’t have it; so used normal chilly powder.

Lasniche Tikhat (Coconut Garlic Chutney)

We like the taste of Jaggery and Imli (Khatta Mitha / Sweet n Sour). If you don’t like this taste; do not add Jaggery.
This chutney lasts for 2 to 3 weeks at room temperature if stored in air-tight container.

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