Rajasthani Lehsun Chutney Is A Smoky, Spicy Flavour Journey

Chutneys are as much a part of Indian cuisine as dal and rice and every state has its own signature type. In Rajasthan, the staple is Lehsun Chutney, made with roasted garlic and fiery red chillis that reflect the cuisine of the state. Though it’s quite basic in terms of preparation, the layers of flavour are very complex which makes it a treat with any meal.

The chutney is best served with traditional Indian bread such as roti or paratha, or even with rice. It is also a great condiment to add to dal, curries, and stews to add a spicy and flavorful kick.

In addition to its delicious flavour, Rajasthani Lehsun Chutney is also known for its numerous health benefits. Garlic, the main ingredient in the chutney, is high in antioxidants and is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. It is also said to help lower cholesterol levels and improve heart health.

For anyone who loves spicy and flavorful food. Its unique blend of spices, combined with the health benefits of garlic, make it a must-try chutney. Whether you are serving it with a traditional Indian meal or using it as a dip, this chutney is sure to be a hit.


  • 3-4 heads of garlic
  • 8-10 Kashmiri dry red chillies, soaked in hot water
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp ajwain seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tbsp hot oil
  • Juice from 1 lemon


  • In a small pan, add fennel seeds, cumin seeds, ajwain and coriander seeds in a pan. Roast it until fragrant and keep it aside to cool.
  • Roast the garlic pods on a direct flame. Once blackened on the outside, peel the garlic cloves and keep aside.
  • Add roasted garlic, soaked chillies, roasted spices, red chilli powder, salt and lemon juice in a mixer jar and grind coarsely.
  • Add hot oil, mix and it is ready to serve.