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February 3, 2018

Shenga Chutney Pudi - North Karnataka Peanut Chutney Powder - Shenga Hindi

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Shenga chutney pudi

Shenga hindi (Kadlekai chutney pudi in Kannada, Peanut chutney powder in English) is a North Karnataka special side dish for rice, chapathi, idli, dosa and jolada roti. It is a dry chutney recipe prepared without coconut. I learnt this from my friend Megha whose mom is from North Karnataka. It can be prepared easily with very less ingredients. 

People in Karnataka love to mix this shenga chutney pudi with curd and enjoy with jolada roti. But we liked it very much with plain rice drizzled with ghee more than roti, idli or dosa. If you have roasted peanuts in hand, this chutney pudi can be prepared instantly. You don’t need to remove skin of peanuts as well. This peanut powder stays good for a week and its ideal for travel too. 

Recently I shared 3 Karnataka special recipe in Tamil for Aval kitchen magazine. Many of my readers asked me to post those recipes in my website too. So here you go, North Karnataka style Shenga hindi pudi / Kadlekai chutney pudi with step by step pictures and video.

Shenga Chutney Pudi Recipe

Shenga Hindi Pudi Recipe

How to make North Karnataka style Peanut chutney powder recipe for rice, jolada roti.

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Chutney Powder Recipes
Serves: 4
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes


1 cup - 250ml
  • Roasted Peanuts - 1 cup
  • Garlic cloves - 6 nos
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 4 tsp (adjust)
  • Salt - as needed


  1. Dry roast peanuts in microwave high power for 3 minutes or on stove top till golden brown.
  2. Let it cool down. No need to deskin peanuts.
  3. In a mixer grinder, take roasted peanuts, chilli powder, cumin, garlic cloves & salt.
  4. Grind it to coarse powder. Transfer to a container & store for a week.
  5. Mix with plain rice adding ghee OR mix with curd and serve with Jolada roti.


  • Dry roast peanuts in microwave high power for 3 minutes or roast in a kadai in stove top. Roast in medium flame without burning them. Roast till its skin crackles & turn golden.Remove the peanuts & let it cool down.
    Shenga Chutney pudi - North Karnataka
  • In a mixer grinder take roasted peanuts, red chilli powder, cumin seeds, salt and garlic cloves. Grind to a slightly coarse powder.Check for taste and add more salt, chilli powder if needed.

  • Transfer to a clean, air tight box and store up to one week to 10 days. This chutney pudi tastes the best  for Jolada roti / Jowar flour roti when mixed with curd. You can enjoy it with plain rice adding ghee. If you like, you can have it with idli, dosa and chapathi too. You can also add this pudi in broad beans, cluster beans poriyal/Palya.
    North Karnataka chutney pudi
  • Enjoy !


  • Adjust the amount of chilli powder as per your taste.
  • Some people add little sugar. But I didn’t use it.
  • For variations, you can roast cumin seeds, garlic cloves before grinding.

Try this easy, yummy Karnataka style Shenga hindi pudi and enjoy with plain rice & jolada roti !
Karnataka chutney pudi recipe

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bharathi said...

Tried it...tasted great with plain rice and gingelly oil..It came out like store bought Priya's Verusenaga Podi..Thank u

bharathi said...

Tastede great with rice..It was like storebought priya's verusenaga podi.

Chitra said...

Great to know. Thanks for trying :)