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June 13, 2014


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Peanut chutney also known as groundnut chutney/Kadlekai chutney was in my try list for long time.Though i am not a big fan of it, i wanted to try it for Sendhil.I know he loves peanut a lot.So i got this recipe from my friend Megha who is an expert in cooking Andhra & Karnataka dishes Thumbs up.I learnt ragi mudde and so many typical andhra,karnataka recipes from her.I will share them one by one in future.And this chutney,i have tried many times in my kitchen.Like Sendhil,i too started loving this chutney a lot.I am not sure whether this chutney is of Andhra style because i found different types of andhra peanut chutneys on net.Whatever be its origin,it tastes the great !.Sometimes i use little milk along with water to make the chutney super white in color  & it tastes more like the chutney that is served in road side hotels.It is a best side dish for idli,dosa.U can make “N” number of variations in this chutney.I have shared them in “Notes” section.So if u are a peanut lover,do try this easy groundnut chutney recipe.I am sure,u’ll make it more often like meWinking smile.

Easy peanut chutney recipe

Easy peanut chutney recipe Peanut chutney for idli,dosa - Easy and tasty side dish!!
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Chutney
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes


  • Peanuts/Groundnut - 1/2 cup
  • Green chillies - 4-5 nos
  • Garlic cloves - 4 nos
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Coconut – 1 tbsp ( 1 big finger size,optional)
  • Salt - as needed
  • Boiled,cooled Milk – 1/4 cup
  • Water - as needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil – 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chillies – 1 no
  • Curry leaves - few

  • Heat a kadai well for a minute.Simmer the flame and dry roast the peanuts till it turns golden brown.It crackles as soon as it is roasted.Switch off the flame and leave it in hot kadai to become crispy.After it is cooled down,take a handful of peanuts and rub them between ur palms to remove its skin.Do in batches and set aside.
Peanut chutney step1
  • Now heat 1 tsp of oil in a kadai,and saute the green chillies.
  • In a mixie jar,add cumin seeds,coconut,green chillies,peanuts,garlic cloves,salt and grind it once to crumble them.Then add little milk + water .Grind it to a smooth paste.
Peanut chutney step2
peanut chutney step3
  • Temper and add to the chutney ! Adjust its consistency by adding water.
    Serve with idli,dosa,Enjoy !


For variations
  • U can use red chillies in place of green chillies
  • Add 1-2 small onions to the above recipe.
  • Using coconut is optional.
  • U can also add few stalks of coriander leaves while grinding.
  • Roast 1 tbsp of chana dal in little oil and add while grinding.
  • Adding milk is also optional.But it gives white color to the chutney

Enjoy with idli n dosa.Tastes yummy !!

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  1. Adding milk for chatney tis first time I am cing,but looks gr888

  2. Adding milk is new.. Normally I used to roast the peanuts and add other ingredients directly.. will try sauting green chilies next time.. :) lovely click as usual dear :)

  3. Peanut chutney looks tempting!!

  4. Its teeny bit different than how I prepare it.. And we love it in any form.. Looks delicious !! :)

  5. this looks really delicious....

  6. I've never added cumin or milk to chutney, so it is a nice variation to the recipe I normally follow. This looks inviting!

  7. looks great.. Nice combo with dosa..

  8. adding milk !!! for chutney !!!! thats really a new thing.. will surely try

  9. Delicious chutney.. Adding milk to chutney sounds new, will try next time..

  10. Love this chutney with crispy dosas, its been a while i prepared them.

  11. i tried it today it came ot well.all credits goes to u

  12. Hi Chitra.. I tried this chutney without milk n coconut for dosa.. It came out really yummy.. And it stayed for long..

    1. That's a great tip for summer. I will try this way :)Thanks for the feedback Anusha :)

  13. Nice receipe i tryd 2day it cme out very wel thanks


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