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