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June 13, 2014


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Peanut chutney without coconut

Peanut chutney also known as groundnut chutney/ Kadlekai chutney/ Verkadalai chutney/ Palli 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.

 I learnt ragi mudde and so many typical Andhra , Karnataka recipes from her. I will share them one by one in future. And coming to 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 style peanut chutney recipes on net. Whatever be its origin, it tastes 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 you are a peanut lover, do try this easy groundnut chutney recipe. I am sure,u’ll make it more often like me.

Groundnut chutney recipe

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

1 cup -250ml
  • Peanuts/Groundnut - 1/2 cup
  • Green chillies - 3 to 4 
  • Garlic cloves - 4  ( small sized)
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Coconut – 1 tbsp ( 1 big finger size,optional)
  • Salt - as needed
  • Boiled,cooled Milk – 1/4 cup (optional)
  • 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 your 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. Do not use milk if you want to use this chutney for 2 to 3 days storing in refrigerator. 
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 and dosa. Tastes yummy !!


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Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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 :)

Unknown said...

Peanut chutney looks tempting!!

Unknown said...

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

Rafeeda AR said...

this looks really delicious....

Rajani said...

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

nandoos kitchen said...

looks great.. Nice combo with dosa..

Unknown said...

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

Sona said...

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

Priya Suresh said...

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

sowmiya sabarinath said...

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

Chitra said...

Thank u Sowmiya :) I am so happy !

Unknown said...

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

Chitra said...

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

JOTHI said...

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

Chitra said...

Thank you :)