Peanut Chutney

Peanut/Groundnut Chutney is an Indian side dish popularly known as ‘Kadalekaayi Chutney’ in Karnataka. It is usually served along with Idlis/ Dosas/any kind of roti, and even with white rice. Also, it is the easiest to make and tastiest to eat! Here’s how to make it –

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Serves: 2


100 g Peanuts/Groundnuts
2 Guntur red chilli
2 Cloves of Garlic
1/4 inch Tamarind 
1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Coriander Leaves
80 ml water


  1. In a saucepan, add peanuts.
  2. On a medium flame, dry roast peanuts till they start turning light brown in color ( takes 3-4 min).
  3. Add Guntur red chilli to the same pan and dry roast along with peanuts for another 30 seconds.
  4. Turn off flame, keep the pan aside for 2-3 min until the ingredients cool down.
  5. In a mixer jar, add roasted peanuts, red chilly, garlic, tamarind, black pepper powder, salt, coriander leaves, and water.
  6. Grind all ingredients into a fine paste.
  7. Add a little more water if you like your chutney a little runny.
  8. Enjoy delicious peanut chutney with Idlis/ Dosas/any kind of roti, and even with white rice


  • Make sure that you don’t over roast peanuts.
  • You can tweak the quantity of each ingredient as per your taste and preference.
  • If you would like, temper this chutney with cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Chutney can be stored in the refrigerator for 1 day.
  • If you are using the chutney after storing in refrigerator(it would have become slightly dry), add a little water and pulse it in a mixer 2-3 times to get it back to original consistency.


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