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Red Chili Chutney

 Published 2008-Jul-29   Updated 2017-Oct-24

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Millagai Chutney, Dry Chili Chutney)

Any readymade chutney in our refrigerator is total bliss. They are so multifunctional and can be used in many ways in many recipes either as an accompaniment or as an ingredient in a main dish. But it is not necessary that all readymade chutney is store brought, it can be easily, quickly and hygienically made at our sweet home. One of the many types of chutney that can be made in a jiffy is the spicy, colorful, aromatic and tangy red chutney.

Red chutney is made with three simple ingredients; red chilies, garlic and ginger. This chutney is an important ingredient in chaat, especially when one likes a spicy chaat. It can be used in bhel puri, paani puri, sev puri and many more. It adds loads of flavor and works in harmony with the other two essential chaat chutneys, the green chutney and tamarind date chutney. It is also used as an accompaniment for momos, samosa and even kachoris. It could also be used as a spread in dosas, pesarattu, sandwiches and kaathi rolls. Go ahead and make this red chutney and transform any dull food into titillating spicy food.

Recipe for Red Chutney

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: NIL
Serves: 8-10


  • Red Chilies - 10-12
  • Garlic - 4 cloves
  • Ginger - 1" piece
  • Salt - as required


  1. Blend all the ingredients together with little water to make a fine paste.
  2. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Serve with any chaats.


  • Use Kashmiri chilies to make the chutney for bright red color.
  • Soak red chilies in water for 15 min for easier grinding and smooth texture.
  • Sauté the ground red chutney in 2 teaspoons of oil to retain the freshness for a long time.

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Comments (4)

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so yummy
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Thank you.
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I really like most of the recipes,cant wait to try them out
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Thank You. Try and give your comments.

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Comment by ashi raies
M really thankful to u.. u help me alot by ur receipes... i have just 2 months for my marraige.. hope i could learn much :)
i have a question abt this chutney... whether the chilli used is dried one or raw one..
a new cook

Reply :-
its dry red chillies.

Comment by Tamsyn Prior
Hi there. I am looking for a recipe on how to make chutney using Jalapeno chilli's as the main ingredient. I need to be able to keep the chutney for quiet a lengh of time ie preserve it? Thanks.

Reply :-
Try the green chutney using jalapenos instead of normal green chillies. Pour the chutney in ice trays and freeze it. After it is frozen remove the chutney cubes and put it in ziploc bags. This stays good for 6-8 months. Whenever you need just take a chutney cube and heat it.

Comment by  chris apergio
Please add me to your emailing list. I would love some curry reciepes.

Reply :-
Sure Chris.

Comment by shashi kala
it is very hot and i think it is not good to stomach idont know correctly

Reply :-
Hi Shashi kala, We are just going to use little bit while making chaats. So it wont be very hot.

Comment by jyoti bansal on 16 May 2009 07:46AM
after making red chilli chutney,take a pan and add 2tbsp of desi ghee.add one finely chopped onion to it and fry till light brown then add the chutney and remove from flame.njoy with chappati.
try it out.

Reply :-
thanks for the tip jyoti. will surely try it.

 Published by on and last updated on 2017-10-24.