Peanut Chutney


  • Peanuts – 1.5 cup
  • Red Chillies – 2
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Fenugreek (methi) seeds – a pinch
  • Onion – 1
  • Tamarind paste– 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tblsps
  • Salt to taste

For Seasoning

  • Oil – 1 tblsp
  • Sprig of curry leaves
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Red chillies – 2


  1. Heat 2 tblsps of oil, add peanuts and roast them for 2-3 mins. Keep the peanuts aside after roasting.
  2. In the same oil, add cumin seeds, methi seeds, red chillies and garlic cloves. After about a minute, add the onions and fry them till they become translucent.
  3. Add the peanuts and the fried ingredients in step (2) to a blender. Add tamarind paste and salt as required.
  4. Add water as needed based on how thick or diluted you want the chutney to be.
  5. Grind it into a smooth paste and pour the paste into a seperate bowl.
  6. Take a small sauce pan, add oil and then add mustard seeds. After the mustard seeds splutter, add urad dal, red chillies and curry leaves.
  7. Add the seasoning to the peanut paste in the bowl.

This peanut chutney goes well with Idli, dosa, garelu (vada), pesarattu.



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