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Monday, February 10, 2014

This is one of the most simple chuntey to prepare. I had long time aversion towards trying peanut chutney. That’s because I am not a big fan of peanuts. I mean I like it, but only in certain forms. Definitely not in gravies. So I always thought I wont like this peanut chutney and once even I tried it when I started cooking. But I totally misinterpreted the recipe and it was a flop. But when my Co-sis Bala told me this easy one that her friend told, I wanted to just give a try. And I tried it one day as you have seen it in my Paneer dosa post and few of you wanted the chutney recipe too. And yes, its peanut chutney and this is the one. You know what? I loved it Winking. With idli, dosa and even I had it with some other deep fried snack which I forgot what it is. The best thing in this chutney is its runny and still rich, which I liked the most. So here is the recipe.

Peanut chutney recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins    Serves: 4


Peanuts - 1/2 cup

Channa dal - 1 tblsp

Urad dal - 1 tblsp

Green chilli - 5

Ginger (optional) - 1 small piece

Salt - as needed

To temper

Oil - 2 tsp

Mustard - 1/2 tsp

Urad dal - 1 tsp

Asafoetida (optional) - 2 pinches

Curry leaves - 1 sprig


  1. Dry roast peanuts in low flame to ensure even roasting. Once its is crisp, transfer to a plate for cooling and roast channa and urad dal with a tsp of oil. Lastly add green chillies and fry. Cool everything. Remove the skin of the peanuts completely.
  2. 1-roast
  3. Place in the mixer and grind with ginger (if desired), salt and water. Grind smoothly.
  4. 2-cool
  5. Adjust water consistency to make it runny and temper with the items given under to temper table. Mix well.
  6. 3-temper


    • I always make the kadai hot and add peanuts, roast in low flame for more time to ensure even roasting. As it gets roasted, it slightly splits.
    • Ginger can be replaced with a garlic flake too. In that case avoid asafoetida.
    • If you want, you can add coconut in this same recipe.

I love my chutney runny as you would have seen it in the paneer dosa recipe post. Goes well with all tiffin items.

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  1. It is really healthy and that too without coconut! Love it!

  2. I made this, but was a disaster :(.. I didnt remove the skin of the peanuts and it tasted horrible. The picture looks promising.. I'll try again..

    1. I too did the same mistake for the first time :) Do try again and make it watery. It tastes good then.

    2. I grind it with skin it tastes good thing is may be you didn't roast them to desired level,the skin is loaded with vitamins

    3. I grind it with skin it tastes good thing is may be you didn't roast them to desired level,the skin is loaded with vitamins

  3. My hubby loves Peanut Chutney, but I make it in a different way (quite easy method). Juz grind roasted peanut, 1 garlic clove, red chilli, salt and marble-sized tamarind. Give it a regular chutney temper (Oil, Mustard, Urad Dhal, Hing and Curry Leaves). I should try your version of this chutney one day.

  4. super chutney. and its new version to me . without coconut. I generally add coconut.. but this is surely inviting.

  5. Mine is slightly different from this....will try your version sometime....we make coconut one rarely...we make peanut one regularly....

  6. Love the peanut chutney....... very inviting!

  7. I love peanut chutney in any form... looks so nice.

  8. This is right up my alley. I'm a big fan of peanuts but have never tried or heard of peanut chutney. I'll definitely give it a go next time I get my hands on some peanuts.

  9. Peanut chutney looks yumm. Liked the idea of avoiding coconut. and those fluffy idly's there look fab.

  10. my kid's must for Dosa.. I do it just with Peanut not adding other dals... Looks so tasty

  11. thanks have been looking for a no coconut peanut recipe for long time...

  12. Peanut chutney without coconut is new to me..looks appealing..Will try it next time..

  13. Super chutney. it has been a very long time since i made this. cute clicks

  14. Love the pics... this is very simple and perfect for dosa and idlis... love it :)

  15. peanut chutney with paniyaram the best combination my mom makes every weekend!!

  16. Peanut chutney with no coconut sounds good...will try this version sometime soon

  17. Actually Peanut chutney is my alltime fav: you can try roastedpeanutwithout skin and grind it with pinch of tamarind,salt and red chiili/green chilli,its a basic recipe goes well with dosa,keppakali,chapathi too :-),and thanks for new version Raks

  18. Hi. I so mean to try this recipe but I have this problem with south Indian recipes. The chana and urad dal, is it the one used to make dal? Or is it roasted or soaked or something. Wouldn't it be raw and hard?

  19. Hi. I so want to try this chutney but the urad and chana dals that you use, are they roasted or soaked or roasted or just soaked or nothing at all.
    I ask this because I have seen this in a lot of south indian recipes and am therefore afraid to try them. Please do tell.

    1. Use as indicated in the recipe... In this recipe, its either roasted and ground or for tempering, its just fried in oil. No soaking

  20. Made this today morning.....My family loved it !! Thankyou so much :)

  21. Made this today and my son loved it...asked for more idlies to mop the chutney...Thanks Raks !

  22. Thanks for the recipe. I tried it for the first time and came out yummyy..


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