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December 2, 2015

Easy Walnut Chutney Recipe - Side dish For Idli,Dosa

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Walnut chutney recipe
Nowadays I started to look for some healthy chutney recipes other than my usual coconut chutney & onion,tomato chutney recipes.Recently I came across this walnut chutney recipe in a facebook page.Its recipe was very similar to my hotel style thick coconut chutney recipe.So this morning I tried it for our breakfast as a side dish for Samai idli/Little millet idli( Recipe yet to come).After having this chutney,Sendhil told its taste is very similar to peanut chutneyHappy.Its an easy to make,South Indian style chutney using less coconut.You can make it without coconut too.It was tasting good with Samai Idli & Dosa as well.If you don’t have walnuts in hand,you can prepare this chutney with Almonds/Badam or just with the skin of badam peel.It will come out well.Refer notes section for more variations.Lets see how to make Indian style,healthy walnut chutney recipe in detail !Check out my 40+ Chutney varieties HERE
Walnut chutney recipe

Walnut chutney recipe

Walnut chutney recipe Easy and healthy side dish for idli,dosa - Walnut chutney
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Chutney Recipe
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes

1 cup = 200ml
  • Walnut kernels - 1/2 cup
  • Grated coconut - 3 tbsp ( optional)
  • Fried gram dal/Pottukadalai - 1 tbsp
  • Green chilli –2-3 nos (use 4 for more spicy taste)
  • Garlic cloves - 5 small ( OR) Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Tamarind - a pinch (optional)
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Take all the ingredients given under “to grind”.First grind everything to a thick paste without adding water.
Walnut chutney recipe
  • Then add water little by little and grind to a smooth paste.Transfer the chutney to a bowl.Temper mustard seeds,urad dal & curry leaves.Mix with chutney.Enjoy with hot idli & dosa !
Walnut chutney recipe


  • For variations u can skip garlic cloves and add 1 inch ginger piece.
  • You can add 2 small onions along with garlic cloves.
  • Skip coconut if you don’t want to use it.But fried gram dal is used for binding.So don’t skip it.
  • You can try using red chillies instead of green chillies.
  • Add more green chillies for spicy chutney.
  • You can temper one pinched red chilli along with other seasoning ingredients.

Easy,healthy Walnut chutney – Tastes the best with hot idli & dosa !!
Walnut chutney
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Malathi Ganesh said...

New combination for idli..How would it taste for regular side dish chitra?

VineelaSiva said...

Wow walnut chutney sounds interesting.Will defientely give a try.

Priya said...

wow !! never made chutney with nuts ..This is really new to me ..healthy one.

Chitra said...

Tastes more like coconut chutney.