I had first tasted Vada Pav in the US only, the vada was served between the bun with some sweet chutney and spicy green chutney. Only later, did I come to know that it's served traditionally with this dry garlic chutney and fried green chilly. Now in Bangalore, I see so many versions of the Vada Pav, but I still prefer the classic one, with just the garlic chutney and green chilly, of course I don't mind the sweet chutney and spicy green chutney, but the garlic chutney is a must. So when I made Vada Pav ( will be posting it soon ) at home, I made this Dry Garlic Chutney, it's very easy to make, the main ingredients are garlic, coconut and peanuts and it gives a wonderful flavor and taste to the Vada Pav..
Need To Have
Chopped Garlic - 3 tablespoons
Raw Peanuts - 2 teaspoons
Grated Coconut - 1 tablespoon
Coriander Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Kashmiri Chilly Powder - 3/4 teaspoon
Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
Original recipe from here.
Dry roast the peanuts, cool, remove the skin and keep. Next, dry roast the grated coconut till it becomes dry, remove and keep.
Heat some oil, add the chopped garlic, saute till it turns golden, then add the peanuts, coconut, coriander seeds and saute for 2 more minutes. Then add the chilly powder and salt, mix and remove.
Using a mortar and pestle, pound it till you get a coarse mixture.
You can use dry dessicated coconut, since I didn't have it, I used fresh coconut but toasted it till dry.