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Peanut chutney recipe

by Jeyashri suresh
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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aipi September 12, 2010 - 4:04 pm

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

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Sadhana September 12, 2010 - 4:09 pm

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

Sushma Mallya September 12, 2010 - 5:02 pm

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

s September 12, 2010 - 5:47 pm

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

Priya September 12, 2010 - 6:15 pm

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

Home Cooked Oriya Food September 13, 2010 - 2:05 am

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

RAKS KITCHEN September 13, 2010 - 3:01 am

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

Shabitha Karthikeyan September 13, 2010 - 4:29 am

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

Premalatha Aravindhan September 13, 2010 - 7:04 am

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

PALATABLE September 13, 2010 - 8:21 am

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


Rachana September 13, 2010 - 12:13 pm

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

Priya September 13, 2010 - 3:43 pm

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..

Sayantani September 13, 2010 - 4:54 pm

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.

Satya September 13, 2010 - 5:23 pm

peanuts chutney looks soo delicious ..love this chutney anytime


Jay September 14, 2010 - 9:45 am

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

Vijiskitchen September 14, 2010 - 12:25 pm

without coconut thats look good I luv it.

Hamaree Rasoi September 15, 2010 - 11:52 am

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

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Sharmilee! :) September 15, 2010 - 2:03 pm

I luv peanut chutney....the creamy texture makes me crave for some dosas now 🙂

Pushpa September 15, 2010 - 4:58 pm

Beautiful peanut chutneys...Nice click..

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Gulmohar September 15, 2010 - 4:59 pm

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

Padhu September 16, 2010 - 1:55 pm

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

Sarah Naveen September 17, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Beautiful pic...so tempting and inviting chutney..perfect with dosa...yummyyyyy

kothiyavunu.com September 17, 2010 - 7:45 pm

My fav chutney..love to gobble it with idli..nice click!!

M D September 6, 2011 - 9:45 am

That's pretty inviting for my dosa 🙂

r^2 June 28, 2013 - 11:42 pm

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!

Janaki Iyer July 17, 2013 - 10:46 am

Hi...you can add onions to make it more yummy

Anu Giri November 21, 2013 - 2:05 am

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

Unknown January 15, 2017 - 11:15 am

I am going to try it today...


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