Friday, November 16, 2007

Peanut Chutney

Peanuts contain the good monounsaturated fat, protein, antioxidants and having a good amount of peanut provide good health benefits. Roasted peanut chutney goes well with dosa.


1/2 cup - Roasted Peanut
1 big - Shallot, diced
2 - Dry red chili
3 tbsp - Yogurt/Curds ( medium sour )
Salt to taste


1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp - Jeera / cumin seeds
A pinch or two - Hing / Asafoedita
1 sprig - Curry leaves
2 - Dry red chili
Sesame oil


1 ) Heat oil in a pan, add shallots, dry red chili and fry lightly till shallot is fried a bit. Cool.

2 ) Into a blender, add roasted peanuts, fried ingredients, yogurt, salt to taste and little water and grind to a smooth paste.

3 ) In a pan heat oil, pop mustard seeds, then add jeera, dry red chili, curry leaves and hing. Pour this seasoning on top of the chutney and mix in.

Serve with dosa.

To roast peanuts in microwave - Place 1/2 cup peanuts in microwave safe plate and microwave for 2 minutes. Stop in between and stir and then continue cooking. Cook with caution, as peanuts can burn, if over cooked.


Kribha said...

I love this chutney. I can keep on eating dosas with this one. Nice pic. Thanks for sharing your version.

Asha said...

Looks delicious Pravs! I make it sometimes for Dosas.I am drooling!:))

Erin said...

I have never had this before, but it looks and sounds delicious!

Shweta said...

Yummy chutney! That red chilli looks beautiful :)

easycrafts said...

Its my favourite...i have more of this chutney than the dosa or

Kajal said...

WOW....easy and nice chutney recipe. I can’t wait to try this.:)))

Siri said...

Love the color of the chutney Pravs!.. want some dosas now to go with it..:)


Like the chutney and picture tooo...!!!

Pravs said...

Kribha : Oh great ! one of your fav chutney's huh ? Do post your verion too.

Asha : Oh yeah..its great with dosas.

Erin : Thanks :) Do try and discover the taste of this chutney.

Shweta: Thanks :)

Easycrafts : more power to the chutney :)

Kajal : Try soon and let me know how it turned out for you.

Siri : Will provide dosa..just dig in :)

Raks : thanks :D

Redchillies said...

Wow! some chutney without coconut. I have tasted this in Indian restaurants, gotta try your version.

Seena said...

yummy..oh, at home we add coconut. so next time will try this..

Padmaja said...

Pravs!! My Hubby's favourite, you know as soon as i start roasting the peanuts and before the skins comes off, 1/2 of them are already gone and after i make the chutney, its all his, i don't add shallots or curds but a small coconut piece. Should try your version as well!! It looks delicious!!

Happy cook said...

Love it. It is looking so delicious. Next time when i am making dosa i am going to try this.

Mishmash ! said...

We both love this....have it with dosa and sometimes with vada as well :)

Rina said...

Hi Pravs, I love peanut chutney. Looks yours gr8. I've never added onion into it. Adding the yogurt really lifts this up.

remya said...

i have tried this chutney ...very delicious..nice combo with dosa/ easy one

sunita said...

Pravs, my sister makes this and it's heavenly...your's looks so appetising.

Pravs said...

Redchillies : Definitely try this.

Seena : i have to try with coconut,next time i make :)

Padmaja : I love roasted peanuts too. Now i get to see different vairations to this chutney.

Happycook : Okies :)

Mishmash : Seems like a popular chutney with everyone.

Rina : yea, from usual tamarind, yogurt gives a different twist.

Remya : Do you make it in the same way ?

Sunita : Thanks :D

KayKat said...

This has always been a favorite - my grandma turned me onto it when I was a kid.

Richa said...

a much loved chutney, isn't it :)

bee said...

peanuts and yogurt together in a chutney? that's new to me. must be delish.

Lissie said...

awesome chutney! i love to have it with idlis and dosas...
i have posted dosa and peanut chutney two days back :)

Sia said...

first pic is beautiful pravs...

VegeYum @ A Life (Time) of Cooking said...

The chutney looks so delicious! What else would it go with besides idli and dosa?

Pravs said...

Kaykat :Is this how you make your peanut chutney too ?

Richa : Looks like it :)

Bee : Do try with yogurt. must be a bit different from how you are used to making this chutney.

Lissie : I did see yours..really yummy looking :)

Sia : thanks :D

Vegeyum : I have only had this with dosa.

vini said...

I tried this .....really nice
my family loved it too....

Connie @ BhimiBlog said...

I'm a new reader, but THANK YOU for posting this. My husband of 6yrs is Hyderabadi and I try to make something new every so often. I've always LOVED a good peanut chutney, but never attempted to make it because he didn't think I could do it! Your recipe was easy to follow, and although I changed it a bit (leaving out the coconut, and adding some garlic and tamarind), it tasted PERFECT! He loved it, and was really impressed! My dosas need some work, but practice makes perfect! Thanks again for posting this! I can't wait to read more of your recipes!