Peanut Chutney | Verkadalai Chutney


Posted on February 16th, 2011

Idly with coconut chutney and dosai with peanut chutney, this is my favourite combo :) At school, college and at work, I was the one to introduce peanut chutney to my friends. Dear hubby never had an idea of how peanut chutney would taste before I made it for him! Believe me folks, this chutney would taste awesome :)

Peanut chutney - Verkadalai chutney
Peanut chutney – Verkadalai chutney

I read in an article that peanut lovers crave novelty! They will be creative, curious and easily get bored by the usual routine :) Not to forget, peanuts  are good sources of many essential vitamins and minerals!!

Ingredients for peanut chutney
Ingredients for peanut chutney

Ingredients:

Peanuts (groundnut): 1 cup
Red chillies: 2-3
Tamarind: Pea size ball
Salt: to taste
Curry leaves: few
Asafetida (Hing):  a pinch
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
Cooking oil: 1 tsp
Cumin seeds: 1/4 tsp

Peanut chutney with dosa
Peanut chutney with dosa

Note: I have tasted peanut chutney in many restaurants where they prepare the chutney without roasting  peanuts. I do not like the taste of raw peanut chutney. I prefer to use roasted nuts. You can add 1-2 extra chillies to enjoy spicy tangy peanut chutney.

Verkadalai chutney with dosai
Verkadalai chutney with dosai

Preparation Method:

  • Roast peanuts until you smell aroma the of fried nuts.
  • Allow it cool.
  • Grind roasted peanuts along with salt, red chillies, tamarind and water till you get paste like consistency.
  • Add water as needed.
  • Once done, transfer the chutney to serving bowl.
  • Heat oil and do seasoning with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and Asafetida.
  • Add it to the chutney and mix well.
  • Serve with dosa/idly!
Peanuts and peanut butter are good sources of many essential vitamins and minerals.

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15 Responses to “Peanut Chutney | Verkadalai Chutney”

  1. Deepa Says:

    I’ve never tried peanut chutney before..this looks yum….

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  2. chan Says:

    Roasted peanuts so tempting that I can never wait to see them pasted that they lose their crispness.You add the paste without the roasted peanuts to the dosaimavu and prepare crispies-dosas- and eat them with roasted peanuts! What a thought?
    Wishing you all the best for giving me thoughts along with the recipes. Don’t say I am free to practice what I preach![this is the 2nd time]
    Thanks guys!
    Cheers!
    chan

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  3. Simi Sreedharan Says:

    It came out well. Thanks

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  4. puja Says:

    will give this a try …hope it will come out well ….

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  5. priya Says:

    Hi,

    Where we have to add the Red Chillies? I think its missing on preparation method.

    It would be great if u tell this…

    BTW Thanks for the recipe, it looks nice!

    Cheers,
    Priya

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  6. Rashmi Says:

    Amazing recipe.Can you please suggest me a few companies that make this Groundnut Chutney and are famous all over India.

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  7. Pallavi Says:

    Hi,
    Thanx for the wonderful recipe. I really wanted this and I am going to try it out today itself.
    :)

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  8. Raja Says:

    Western tamilnadu this dish is common for rice

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  9. bk Says:

    Tastes good with momos also

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  10. JITU Says:

    I HAD PEANUT CHUTNEY MANY TIMES, BUT THE DIDNT LIKE IT MUCH.
    I WANTED PEANUT CHUTNEY WITHOUT ADDING COCONUT TO IT . I WILL DEFINITELY TRY THIS RECIPE TOMMORROW MORNING FOR BREAKFAST. THANKS A LOT. JITU

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