Guava Chutney

This post is dedicated to my blog reader and good friend, Shwetha as this is her recipe. It was she who gave me the idea of using guavas in curries & chutney after reading my post on ‘Passion fruit – Guava – Chocolate cupcake’. Soon, I have tried this chutney recipe and it was really tasty. The natural sweetness of the guava fruit makes ‘mouth-watering chutney’ when combined with spices, coconut & tamarind. Thanks Shwetha!

Guava Chutney

Preparation  time: 10 minutes
Serves: 3
Guava pieces – ¼ cup, matured but unripe guava is best to use 
Grated coconut – ¼ cup
Ginger – ¼ inch piece
Green chillis – 1 or 2 (as per taste), you can also use dry red chilli instead green
Tamarind pulp – ¼ tsp
Salt – to taste
Coconut oil – 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - ½ tsp
Curry leaves

  • Chop outer portion of Guava roughly removing most of the seeds. Few seeds are fine to be added.
  • Combine these pieces with coconut, green chillis, ginger, tamarind and salt in a mixer and grind till you get a smooth paste. Transfer to the serving bowl.
  • Seasoning: Heat coconut oil in a tadka pan. Add mustard & curry leaves. On spluttering add to chutney.
  • Serve with dosa/ idli. It goes very well with neer dosa.
  • Dry red chillies can be used instead of green chillies.
  • Ginger can be avoided if using red chilli.


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