Monday, July 21, 2014

Spicy Peanut Chutney

                      Peanut chutney is a great side for Dosa, Idli, Upma, Uttapam. When i made this chutney for the first time, my husband became fan for this chutney. The simple masala, we add will increase the taste of this chutney.


  • 1 cup Peanuts
  • 4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 6 garlic pods
  • 1/2 cup tamarind juice  (extracted from a marble size of tamarind)
  • Salt as per taste
  • 3 tsp oil


For masala:

  • 1/2 tsp avvalu / mustard seed
  • 1 tsp jeera / cumin
  • 8 - 10 curry leaves
  • 1/4 cup urad dal / menapa pappu


  • Take 1 tsp oil in a pan, add garlic pods and peanuts.
  • Roast them on a low flame until crisp. switch off the stove and add red chilli powder. (so that chilli powder will not burn).
  • Now grind the peanuts along with the  tamarind juice. Adjust water to make it runny.
  • Now add 2 tsp oil to a pan, when the oil is hot add mustard seeds / avvalu and jeera, let them splutter. 
  • Add urad dal and curry leaves. When urad dal turns slightly golden color switch off the flame, let it cool. 
  • Make the urad dal mixture into powder in a blender.
  • Before serving the chutney, add the powder. (Add the powder only before serving).

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