Thursday, April 4, 2013

Groundnut Chutney | Chutney Recipes - How to make Groundnut Chutney

Groundnut chutney or peanut chutney is one of my favorite chutney, which we used to prepare once a week. Some people add coconut to this chutney, while grinding, but I think, that gives little coconut taste. So I did not add and I can say, this is pure groundnut chutney. This is very simple to do with in 10 min. The below version, I learnt from my mom. Now to the recipe...

How to make Groundnut chutney / Peanut chutney

Preparation time: 10 min | Cook Time: 5 min | Serves: 4
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

  • Groundnut / Peanuts - 1 cup
  • Red chillies - 4
  • Coriander - few
  • Curry leaves - 15 - (few for grinding and few for frying)
  • Urud dal - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp ( or as per taste )
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Water - 1/2 cup

1. Take 1 cup of groundnut and dry fry in a wok/kadai/pan in medium heat.

2. Take care not to burn the groundnut. Check if the groundnut skin has become little dark as shown in the below picture. ( Some people may remove the skin at this stage, but my mother, used to say, it is also healthier. So I did not remove the skin).
3. Transfer the content to the mixer grinder.

4.To this add the red chillies, coriander, curry leaves (5), salt.
5. Add water and grind to a paste.

6. In another kadai/wok, add the oil and when hot mustard seeds, urud dal and when they are slight brown, add in the curry leaves and fry for a minute. Mix this thalippu, to the prepared chutney/paste.

7. Serve it with idili or dosa or pongal. Even can be mixed with white rice and eat.

1. You may skip adding the curry leaves while grinding. But I prefer grinding, as my kids, through the curry leaves away from the chutney.
2. As I said, before, grinding the groundnuts, you can cool it down after frying and remove the skin, just by rubbing in hands, if you do not want the skin. Its purely an option.
3. While grinding, you can add 1 or 2 tsp grated coconut to enhance the taste.
4. You can add little tamarind, if you like tangy taste.
5. Red chillies can be replaced by green chillies also.

37 lovely comments:


Wow!i make this with dosa. Nice clicks but I add tamarind or lemon to give a bit sour taste. Is it ok to make it without citrus .



Nava Krishnan

Adore your photography skills and your recipes too. Discovered a new use for peanuts which I am so excited about. Need to try and enjoy the moments.


Hi Sapna.. Thanks for the quick comment. Some people add, but this version is with pure groundnut. Try this and let me know how it tastes.

Kaveri Venkatesh

Love this one...perfect with idlis and dosas


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Pretty pictures, I love this nutty chutney!



You have got a very nice colour for the chutney, looks yummy....

Sangeetha Nambi

Love to lick it more than having it as side dish... :)


Yummy healthy chutney!!

Shruti Dhingra Wahi

Mouthwatering chutney !!! I feel like having it now with idlis !!
Love the colour and texture of the chutney :)

Vimitha Durai

Love it with dosas or idlis. Yum
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I love to have this with dosa, idli or garam chapati!

Priya Anandakumar

I love groundnut chutney, very yummy. Beautiful chutneys.


Nice clicks n the chutney is perfect combi for idli n dosa. Luv this nutty chutney.


Noce click and perfect one, i add tamrind with this...

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks

i have had this chutney at one of my firends place and had gone head over heels over it. thanks a lot for sharing this, dear.


It looks super yummy akila
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Priya Suresh

Love this chutney with some crispy dosas.

Menaga Sathia

Love it with idli n dosa,looks yumm...

Suja Manoj

Delicious chutney,yum


One of my fav. I prepare it in the same way but don't add coriander.

Divya Shivaraman

This is my hubbies fav MIL wanted me to learn this before my marriage for one reason saying "is you prepare this he will not ask for anything else" yummy chutney that is heavy but tasty


love your clicks,so tempting,this chutney is my fav,do quite often

Very healthy recipe and nice post.want 2 grab those nuts..hehehe..


look absolutely perfect and very tempting chutney..wonderful clicks too


This is the chutney I make with my South Indian snacks here.. we don't get putani/chana dal
Lovely clicks !


yummy chutney . I have not tried with groundnuts so far . Bookmarked


I too learned this from my mom.. And I love this :)


Wow, chance-less! That last picture with chutney! yummy Akila! Lovely pics.

Reshmi Mahesh

Deliciously prepared peanut chutney...


creamy chutney ..perfect for dosa and idly

Malar Gandhi

Awesome click, like peanut chutney...nothing can beat its 'yum factor'. :)


idli idli idli....need some idli for this chutney


looks delicious & mouthwatering...lovely!

Earn Online

i generally use a lot of coconut along with ground nut almost equal quantity, it tastes much better


By looking at the pictures i can say it would be a yummy chutney.

Also know the benefits of groundnuts to our health

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