Traditional Garlic Chutney / Bellulli Khara is a delicious dish from North Karnataka . A perfect dish to enjoy during winters and monsoon season. A very versatile chutney that can be easily stored for more than month. I always prefer to make small batches and enjoy fresh garlic chutney. Bellulli Khara is very simple to make with easily available ingredients . It is easily whipped in just 10 minutes. I bet you will love it .

Various Uses of Garlic Chutney / Bellulli Khara:

  • Serve it with Hot rice and Ghee
  • Goes well with Dosa and Idli
  • Serve with Roti , phulka and even Paratha
  • Smear on your toast and enjoy
  • Add it to Veggies when you stir fry
  • Add to plain dals too.

Benefits of Garlic in our diet :

  • Boosts our Immune System
  • Known to reduce Blood Pressure
  • Helps to lower Bad Cholesterol
  • Helps to Detoxify
  • Strengthens the Bones
  • Helps to fight Fungal Infections
  • Combats Allergies
  • Good for Digestion

Some Insight about North Karnataka Cuisine:

  • Jowar ,Rice, Maize ,Peanuts are an integral part of the diet here ,due to the climatic conditions
  • Food is Slightly Spicer
  • Salads aka Kosambiri and Curd is an integral part of the diet
  • The dishes are simple, nutritious and flavorful.
  • Easy to cook and enjoy

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Preethi Prasad
Traditional garlic chutney from North Karnataka . It is spicy and super addictive.It is very easy to make and can be easily stored for more than a month. Perfect to enjoy during winters.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Accompaniment, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • Wide Bottom Pan
  • Spatula
  • Blender / Mortal Pestle


  • 25 Nos Garlic Pods Peeled
  • 15 Nos Kashmiri dry red chilli
  • 10 Nos Guntur Red Chilli(Any Spicy Variety)
  • 1 Cup Curry Leaves
  • 1 Cup Fresh Coriander Leaves
  • 2 Tbsp Cumin / Jeera
  • 2 Tsp Oil
  • 1/2 Lemon Size Tamrind
  • Salt to taste

For Tadka / Seasoning

  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1/4 Tsp Hing / Asafoetida


  • Wash and completely dry the curry leaves and Coriander Leaves .
  • Heat 2 Tsp oil in a wide bottom pan . Fry both the varieties of dry red chillies for about 2-3 minutes .
  • Transfer them to a dry plate.
  • In the same pan add jeera , peeled garlic pods , curry leaves , coriander leaves ,salt and tamrind and saute for about 3 minutes .
  • Turn of the heat.
  • Blend all the ingredients coarsely using a mortar pestle or a blender.
  • Heat the same pan with 1 tbsp oil.
  • Add hing / asafoetida. Transfer the coarse garlic chilli paste and mix well.
  • Let it cool completely and transfer the contents to an airtight container.
  • Serve and enjoy………………….


  1. This garlic chutney is a traditional recipe from Northern Karnataka.
  2. There are many variations to this .
  3. You can add desiccated coconut and jaggery too.
  4. Good for women who have just delivered. Reduce the quantity of chilli if you want it less spicy.
  5. I have used a mix of kashmiri and guntur chilli. Kashmiri chilli gives a nice colour and Guntur chillies give the heat.
  6. Use dry spoon to serve.
  7. I have already mentioned the various uses of this versatile chutney.



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Preethi Prasad

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  1. 5 stars
    Wow I have never had this garlic chutney. Hubby will love it and I can feed him the coriander and curry leaves that is is reluctant to eat. Thanks Preethi.

  2. 5 stars
    bellulli khara, zunka and some ‘jajjidha’ onion slices – I think I could dream a hundred ways about this combo. The coirander leaves takes this to another level, alva preethi ?

  3. 5 stars
    Am not a great fan of garlic but once I had this belluli khara with akki roti and I really loved the combination. It is so delicious and aromatic .

  4. 5 stars
    I always depend on my maid for this flavourful bellilli chutney. Now thanks to you I can make it myself. Love it.

  5. 5 stars
    OMG preethi, that’s one finger licking chutney with garlic! The name itself is making me salivate and i m literally drooling as i read thru the garlic chutney recipe! Steaming hot rice with a generous drizzle of ghee and this chutney, oh my , bliss on plate!!!

  6. 5 stars
    This is such a delicious looking chutney. Adding all those red chillies must make it really hot and tasty. This is the kind of chutney we like eating with our thali.

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