Red Chilli Garlic Chutney for Chaat

post modified on November 7

Written by Puja

Red Chilli Garlic Chutney is a spicy and colorful chutney made with Kashmiri Red Chilli and Garlic. This chutney can be added to any Indian Chaat Recipe to enhance the flavor and can also be used for appetizers too. (Step-by-Step-Recipe)

Red Chilli Garlic Chutney

About Red Chilli Garlic Chutney:

Red chili garlic chutney is a combination of red chili and garlic. This recipe is very simple and can be made easily at home without any fuss. This recipe does not involve any cooking process.


It is also known as red chutney or lehsun ki chutney in Hindi.

This chutney can be refrigerated and can be used for two weeks easily. You can make this chutney over the weekend as part of your meal prep. You can even make a big batch and freeze it. So whenever you have a craving for chaat, just thaw the frozen chutney in the refrigerator or room temperature and then use it.

You can use this chutney for snacks or any Indian chaat recipe. You can even use this chutney as a spread for sandwiches, dosas, parathas, rolls, etc.

Red Chutney

Why You Should Make this Recipe?

I guess you are here because you are planning to make a chaat, right? Then no worries I have got you covered. With this blog post today, you will learn how to make red chili garlic chutney, easily at home.

  • fireless cooking
  • require basic ingredients
  • quick
  • a good way to include garlic in your diet
  • great for any Indian chaat, sandwiches, paratha, and much more
  • can also be used as a dip for momos and pakoda’s

Pro Tips:

  • Make sure you Wear gloves if you are not used to handling chillis. This is just to prevent the burning sensation. And once you are done with the chili work, wash your hands properly with soap.
  • Always prefer using dry Kashmiri red chillis or milder chilies to make this recipe to get the nice beautiful red color without making it too spicy.
  • The consistency of this chutney should neither be too thick nor too runny.
  • You can use vinegar instead of lemon juice for longer shelf life.
  • If you like a hint of sweetness, add half a teaspoon of sugar, or you can skip it.

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Red Chutney Recipe

Basic Ingredients Used to Make this Recipe:

  • Kashmiri Red Chilli: Always choose red chilies that are low in heat, like you can go for Kashmiri or byadgi. And also if you don’t want to add seeds then simply break the chili into two parts and remove the seeds as much as possible then soak them in the water.
  • Garlic: Another key ingredient for this recipe, avoid using sprouted garlic for this recipe.
  • Ginger: The addition of ginger brings a nice taste to this recipe.
  • Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is another important ingredient in this recipe. It helps to reduce the pungent and raw flavor of garlic. You can also substitute it with white vinegar.
  • Sugar: If you like a hint of sweetness, add sugar or jaggery. But you can skip it if you don’t want.
  • Others: Apart from the above you would also be needing chaat masala powder, cumin powder, salt, and water.
red chutney

Red Chilli Garlic Chutney for Chaat

Red Chilli Garlic Chutney is a spicy and colorful chutney made with Kassmiri Red Chilli and Garlic. This chutney can be added to any Indian Chaat Recipe to enhance the flavor and can also be used for appetizers too.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: red chilli garlic chutney
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 84kcal
Author: Puja


  • 15 Kashmiri Red c hili dried, seedless
  • 2 cup Water hot
  • 10 Garlic clove
  • 1 Ginger inch
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Water


  • Soak dried red chili in 2 cups of hot water for about 15 minutes.
    red chutney
  • Drain off the water and transfer to the blender.
  • Now add garlic, ginger, cumin powder, chaat masala powder, sugar, salt, lemon juice, and 1/2 cup of water.
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  • Blend everything into a smooth paste.
  • So the red garlic chutney is ready.
  • This can be stored for a week in the refrigerator.


Nutrition Facts
Red Chilli Garlic Chutney for Chaat
Amount Per Serving
Calories 84 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g
Sodium 1202mg52%
Potassium 198mg6%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 17IU0%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Chilli Garlic Chutney:

Is this Red Chilli Garlic Chutney Vegan?

Yes, this garlic chutney is vegan

Is this Red Chilli Garlic Chutney Gluten-free?

Yes, this chili garlic chutney is gluten-free.

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