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groundnut chutney recipe - quick, healthy and delicious peanut chutney for idli, dosa, uttapam or any indian snack.

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peanut chutney recipe with step by step photos – this quick groundnut chutney is a good substitute for coconut chutney. this is a healthy and delicious peanut chutney that goes very well with idli, dosa, medu vada or uttapam.

peanut chutney recipe

i do have both fresh coconut and desiccated coconut in my kitchen most of the times. but there are occasions when there is no trace of any coconut. either the organic vegetable delivery has not yet come or the desiccated 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.

if you are looking for more chutney recipes then do check coconut chutney, saunth chutneyonion chutney, coriander/dhania chutney and mint/pudina chutney.

groundnut chutney or peanut chutney recipe below:

peanut chutney recipe, groundnut chutney recipe, shenga chutney recipe
4.6 from 15 votes

peanut chutney recipe

groundnut chutney recipe - quick, healthy and delicious peanut chutney for idli, dosa, uttapam or any indian snack.
course side dish
cuisine indian
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 7 minutes
total time 12 minutes
servings 1 small serving bowl
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • ¼ cup peanuts (moongphali or groundnut or shenga)
  • ¼ cup bengal gram (roasted chana dal)
  • 1 to 2 green chili (hari mirch) or dry red chilies (sookhi lal mirch)
  • ¼ inch ginger (adrak)
  • ½ tablespoon sesame seeds (til)
  • 12 to 15 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 1 or 2 teaspoon oil
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • salt as required
  • water as required

how to make peanut chutney recipe

  1. heat oil in a pan.
  2. fry the peanuts on a low to medium flame for 3 to 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.


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.

peanuts for peanut chutney recipe

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

curry leaves for peanut chutney recipe

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

making peanut chutney recipe

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 recipe

dassana amit
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i started in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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60 comments/reviews

  1. Hi,
    I am happy that atlast I found the recipe that I am fond of. I am a big fan of yours. Whenever I have to look for any recipe immediately I search for your recipe only. Can I request you to add some weight loss recipes.


    • thanks much subha 🙏🙂. happy to know. sure, i will try to add some weight loss recipes.

  2. Hello Dassana! can i add curd to this chutney?

    • rajshree, curd will change the taste, but you can add a little bit of curd to get a slight sourness.

  3. H. Hi Dassana, Thank you for the recipes. I tried few recipes it’s really came good. Anybody can follow ur recipes with clear instructions with pictures. Regards. Anitha

    • Welcome Anitha. Thanks for your positive feedback on recipes.

  4. I am definitely going to try this. Could you suggest any substitute for curry leaves or could we skip it all together and get a close taste? I know curry leaves are very imp to give the south indian authentic taste but sadly not available. By the way I am a religious follower of your page and absolutely love your recipes. Thanks a ton for making veg. cooking so exotic and simple at the same time.

    • thanks aarati for your kind words. there is no substitute for curry leaves. without curry leaves some flavors won’t be there. but still you can make the peanut chutney and it will taste good.

  5. Do I have to use white sesame seeds? or will the black ones be enough?

    • black sesame seeds will change the colour. but you can use them.

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