peanut chutney recipe, how to make peanut chutney | quick peanut chutney

by dassana amit updated March 13, 2014

peanut chutney: quick peanut chutney recipe, 15 minutes peanut chutney recipe

this peanut chutney is a good substitute for coconut chutney. this quick peanut chutney goes very well with idli, dosa, medu vada or uttapam.

i do have both fresh coconut and dessicated coconut in my kitchen most of the times. but there are ocassions when there is no trace of any coconut. either the organic vegetable delivery has not yet come or the dessicated coconut has got over or i feel lazy to grate coconut.

we generally have a typical indian breakfast in the mornings. either its idli or dosa or poha or parathas. so when i make idli or dosa during breakfast time. i have to make some chutney right, to go with the soft idlis or the crisp dosas. so on such occasions, i make a quick peanut chutney. and what if there are no peanuts. then i make coriander chutney :-)

now you have to try this peanut chutney to know how good it is. there are sesame seeds as well as roasted chana dal (bengal gram) also in the chutney. so this is a healthy chutney recipe for you.

unlike coconut chutney this peanut chutney won’t get spoiled or rancid if you add it to tiffin box or keep it out. so for a tiffin box having idli or dosa, you can add this peanut chutney to it. but do this only on the day when you make the chutney.

i make this peanut chutney and refrigerate it. stays good for 5-6 days. whenever i make light snacks i serve this chutney or with the family favorite – idli and dosa.

steps to make this awesome peanut chutney recipe:

1: heat oil in a pan. add the peanuts and fry them in the oil till they start changing color. fry for about 3-4 minutes on a low to medium flame.

2: now add curry leaves and fry for a minute.

3: lastly add the sesame seeds, roasted chana dal and fry for 2-3 minutes.

4: let this mixture cool. add green chilies, ginger & salt and grind the mixture with some water to a smooth consistency.

serve peanut chutney with idli or dosa or even pakoras or store in an air-tight container and refrigerate and use whenever required.

peanut chutney

if you are looking for more chutney recipes then do check onion tomato chutneymint coriander coconut chutney, saunth chutneycurry leaves chutney, coriander/dhania chutney and mint/pudina chutney.

peanut chutney recipe details below:

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peanut chutney
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healthy and delicious peanut chutney for idli, dosa, uttapam or any indian snack.
Recipe type: side dish
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 1 small serving bowl
  • ¼ cup peanuts
  • ¼ cup roasted chana dal/bengal gram
  • 1-2 green chili or dry red chilies
  • ¼ inch ginger
  • ½ tbsp sesame seeds
  • 12-15 curry leaves
  • 1 or 2 tsp oil
  • a pinch of asafoetida/hing
  • salt as required
  • water as required
  1. heat oil in a pan.
  2. fry the peanuts on a low to medium flame for 3-4 minutes.
  3. add the curry leaves and fry for a minute.
  4. lastly add the roasted chana dal, sesame seeds & asafoetida and fry for 2-3 minutes more on a low flame.
  5. take care that you don’t over brown or burn this mixture, else the chutney might have bitter tones.
  6. let this mixture warm or cool down.
  7. add in a chutney grinder or a small blender.
  8. add in the ginger, green chilies and salt.
  9. pour some water and grind the peanut chutney to a smooth consistency.
  10. you can make the peanut chutney thick or of medium consistency.
  11. check the salt and add more if required.
  12. serve peanut chutney with idli, dosa, medu vada, uttapam or pakoras.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2-3

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Ashish January 17, 2014 1

Gr8 Chutney and very easy to make…thanks


dassana amit January 17, 2014 2

welcome ashish


Kalai July 28, 2013 3

Dear mam,
Wow, great site to look at.. Pleasing photographs, step by step preparations really a WOW… Ur photos itself tempts me to do… Thank u for the recipes… Keep posting… My wishes to u…


dassana July 29, 2013 4

thanks kalai for this sweet comment.


sweta July 24, 2013 5

love the recipe.. sometimes even tamarind is missing for chutney… this is really quick easy and fuss free. thanks a lot for the recipe


dassana July 26, 2013 6

welcome sweta.


jyoti March 18, 2013 7

No mention of ginger in the ingredients… it mentioned by mistake?


dassana March 18, 2013 8

no. ginger is added to the chutney. about 1/4 inch ginger to be added. thanks jyoti for pointing that out.


Laura March 2, 2013 9

This is very different from any chutney I have seen before (not that I see a lot in Ohio haha). Pinning for sure! Love peanuts.


Janani February 27, 2013 10

Love all the peanut based chutney this sesame addition is too good.Totally getting hooked to your site.Its really good one.


Pooja February 26, 2013 11

Simple and yum !


chinmayie @ love food eat February 25, 2013 12

I make peanut chutney often! I have a similar recipe on my blog too :)


Sk Singh February 25, 2013 13

When a pinch of asafoetida is to be added in this peanut chutney.It seems author of the recipe forgot about it.


dassana February 26, 2013 14

thanks. yes the author forgot to mention in the recipe details :-) since asafoetida has to be cooked, its added when the chana dal and sesame seeds are added and then fried.
will update the post.


Courtney Rae Jones February 24, 2013 15

Great idea :) I love peanuts, so I think I would love this flavourful chutney.


Charul @ Tadka Masala February 23, 2013 16

This is like completely new to me! But looks yum. Will try soon.


Asmita February 23, 2013 17

This chutney looks incredible! Cannot wait to try this out.


Kiran @ February 22, 2013 18

I’ve never though of nut chutney — so easy, thanks for sharing :)


Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb February 21, 2013 19

I have practically all ingredients at home except the chana daal is missing. Oh Dassana I really want some of your peanut chutney it looks divine!!


Mallika February 21, 2013 20

Your peanut chutney looks very delicious. I loved your clicks too!


aparna February 21, 2013 21

wondering about the taste with the skin of peanut ? generally we remove the skin ! and then grind it ! never knew with out coconut u can do the same ! lovely presentation ~


dassana February 22, 2013 22

one does not taste the skin at all. generally i don’t remove the skin of peanuts in any recipe, i add them, including poha.