Peanut Chutney

Peanuts, also known as groundnuts, have immense health benefits. Incorporating them into our diet in any form is beneficial; Peanut chutney is one such way to include them in our diet.

Peanut Chutney or Kadalekaayi Chutney(In Kannada) is a common accompaniment of breakfast in India. It’s a tasty condiment that goes very well with Idli, Dosa, uttapam, Poori, uppittu, chapatis, and rice bhaath.

Making the peanut chutney at home is simple and hardly takes about 10 minutes to be done to savor with your favorite dish. There are several variations to this chutney; however, this recipe is my favorite. Continue reading to know how to make the peanut chutney.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2-3 servings


  • 150g shelled peanuts 
  • 2 dried red chilies
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 green chili or to taste
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind extract
  • ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro(optional)
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste
  • For seasoning(Optional):
    • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
    • ¼ teaspoon urad dal
    • ¼ teaspoon chana dal
    • 5-6 Curry leaves
  1. Heat a small frying pan on medium heat.
  2. Add peanuts into the pan, dry roast them for 3-4 minutes until they turn light brown, and their skin starts to break. Then add dried red chili to the same pan and dry roast along with peanuts for another 30 seconds. Turn off and allow the ingredients to cool down and then transfer to a blender.
  3. Into the blender, add garlic, green chili, tamarind extract, black peppercorns, cumin seeds, cilantro, salt to taste, and about 50 ml of water and blend the contents into a fine paste.
  4. Add more water to adjust the chutney consistency, if necessary, and blend again until done.
  5. Transfer the chutney into a serving bowl.
  6. For seasoning – Heat cooking oil in a small pan on low heat. Once the oil is hot enough, add urad dal and channa dal and fry them until light brown. Then, add the curry leaves and turn the heat off.
  7. Pour this seasoning over the chutney.
  8. Give it a gentle mix just before serving and enjoy peanut chutney along with Idli, dosa, poori, uppittu, chapatis, or rice bhaath. Enjoy!
Peanut Chutney

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Happy cooking and happy eating ❤


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