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Peanut Chutney

This is a quick, healthy and delicious groundnut chutney for idli, dosa, uttapam or any indian snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: side dish
Cuisine: indian
Servings: 1 small serving bowl
Author: Dassana Amit


  • ¼ cup Peanuts (groundnut or shenga)
  • ¼ cup Bengal gram (roasted chana dal)
  • 1 to 2 Green chili Or dry red chilies
  • ¼ inch Ginger
  • ½ tablespoon Sesame seeds
  • 12 to 15 Curry leaves
  • 1 or 2 teaspoon Oil
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
  • Salt as required
  • Water as required


frying ingredients

  • Heat oil in a pan. fry the peanuts on a low to medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the curry leaves and fry for a minute.
  • Lastly add the roasted chana dal, sesame seeds & asafoetida and fry for 2-3 minutes more on a low flame.
  • Take care that you don't over brown or burn this mixture, else the chutney might have bitter tones.
  • Let this mixture warm or cool down.

making peanut chutney

  • Add in a chutney grinder or a small blender.
  • Add in the ginger, green chilies and salt.
  • Pour some water and grind the chutney to a smooth consistency.
  • You can make the chutney thick or of medium consistency.
  • Check the salt and add more if required.
  • Serve peanut chutney with idli, dosa, medu vada, uttapam or pakoras.