Peanut chutney recipe

    Peanut chutney| verkadalai chutney, made using raw peanuts, red chili and garlic pairs very well with dosa and Idli. As such we all are a big fan of peanuts. This peanut chutney i  tasted in my friend’s place for the first time and i loved the taste very much. It was quite new to me and i immediately noted down the recipe from her. It was so simple and different from the usual coconut chutney i make for dosa | idli. So try out this no coconut added peanut chutney recipe.
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Peanut Chutney recipe 
Peanut chutney

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 10 Minutes
  • Serves: 3-4
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Breakfast | Dinner
  • Description: Peanut chutney| verkadalai chutney, made using raw peanuts, red chili and garlic pairs very well with dosa and Idli
     Raw peanuts  1/2 cup
     Red chili    5-6
     Garlic  3 cloves
    Tamarind  a tiny piece
    Salt  to taste
    Oil  1 tsp 
    Mustard seeds   1/4 tsp
    Curry leaves  few
    Asafoetida  a pinch

Method with step by step pictures :

  • In a pan add few drops of oil and add the red chili, tamarind and garlic cloves.
  • Saute till the garlic changes  color to golden brown.
  • Add the peanuts.
  • Saute  the peanuts in a pan, till it turns golden brown.
  • Be careful, it should not get burnt.

  • Switch off the flame 
  • Allow it to cool.
  • If you want to take out the skin of the peanut, you can do so by rubbing it with hands.
  • But you can proceed with grinding without taking out the skin too.
  • Add the roasted peanut, garlic, red chillies tamarind and salt and powder it in a mixie.
  • Add water to it according to your desired consistency.
  • I added 3/4 cup of water to it.
  • Add water to the powdered mixture and run the mixie.
  • Grind into a smooth paste.
  • Transfer it to a bowl. 
  • Temper it with mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida.
  • Enjoy with hot idli/ dosa.
Peanut chutney
  1. If you get unsalted roasted peanuts without skin , then skip the first 2 steps.
  2. Removing the skin from it doesn't make any difference in the taste, so u can grind with the skin if u want.
  3. If you are making it frequently, then roast the raw peanuts in bulk , cool it and keep it in a air tight box.
  4. Add the water to it while grinding itself, otherwise it won't mix up well with the peanut chutney.

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  1. Lovely chutney..I love peanuts in anything n this one definitely goes in my to do list!!
    Thanks dear for sharing :)

    US Masala

  2. Nice side dish dear...I too make the cutney in a similar way but I add little amount of grated coconut....

  3. I love peanut chutney but i usually add coconut to it, this version too sounds great, would love to try this...

  4. I absolutely love this chutney....great pics.

  5. My all time fav chutney...fabulous clicks..

  6. awesome clicks... I make this too... love the flavor of the peanuts...

  7. I am going to try this for sure soon,excellent pictures!

  8. Lovely pics !! Looks delicous and surely my type of chutney..without coconut I'm trying this !!

  9. Chutney luks very nice,i too had it in my friend's place,love the taste.Nice clicks.

  10. Looks so good and without coconut too, I must try this one day...

  11. Wow! What a gorgeous looking chutney! yummy! Loved the 1st click.

  12. It is tempting and high cal chutney i have seen ever..but luv to have it for dosa without guilt..The clicks r too good..

  13. love this chutney. I always have a big container full of dry roasted peanuts in my pantry. will make it next time am going to have Adai.

  14. peanuts chutney looks soo delicious this chutney anytime


  15. wow...I love peanut chutney...and your version sounds simply soft idli and peanut chutney is my ideal choice for breakfast...!
    very very professional clicks dear...!

  16. without coconut thats look good I luv it.

  17. You have a lovely space here. Like your step by step pictures with nice explanation. Nice chutney. And very tempting clicks..Following you...

    Hamaree Rasoi

  18. I luv peanut chutney....the creamy texture makes me crave for some dosas now :)

  19. Beautiful peanut chutneys...Nice click..

    Pushpa @

  20. I love this with rawa dosa...But my version is with coconut too.This is interesting Jeyashri

  21. I love this chutney .I prepare it this way and sometimes along with a little grated coconut also. What a lovely picture!!

  22. Beautiful tempting and inviting chutney..perfect with dosa...yummyyyyy

  23. My fav to gobble it with idli..nice click!!

  24. That's pretty inviting for my dosa :)

  25. Hi, I'm new to your blog. I just tried your peanut chutney and it was absolutely delicious! I look forward to trying your other recipes!

  26. can add onions to make it more yummy

  27. Hi You can add coriander leaves to the chutney while grinding.. It tastes good with hot idlis and paniyaram.

  28. I am going to try it today...