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I have never been liking peanuts until I started having this chutney. My hubby loves peanuts on the other hand. When ever we are on flight or any trips his major snack would be roasted peanuts. I somehow never developed that liking for peanuts. When I saw so many people discussing on this chutney, I felt I should give it a try some time. And I absolutely loved this chutney. Of all the chutney’s I prepare peanuts chutney has now become my favorite šŸ™‚ A very simple chutney and goes well with any South Indian breakfast. I have adapted this recipe from vahchef.

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Roasted Unsalted Peanuts : 1/2 cup

Red chili Powder : 1 1/2 teaspoon

Tamarind paste : 1 teaspoon

Water : as per need

Salt : as per need

Mustard Seeds : 1/2 teaspoon

Urad dal : 1/2 teaspoon

Curry Leaves : Few

Asafoetida : 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin Seeds : 1/2 teaspoon

Oil : 1 teaspoon


  • In a pan, heat half a teaspoon of oil, when hot add the roasted peanuts. Saute well for 3 to 4 mins.
  • Soak tamarind in water and make juice.
  • When it turn slight golden brown, stop heat and add red chili powder, tamarind juice.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • Next in a blender/mixer, add the above along with salt , water and grind it to chutney consistency.
  • In a small pan, heat remaining oil. When hot add mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, asafoetida. Let it splutter.
  • Finally add curry leaves and stop, add this is to the ground chutney.
  • You can serve this with Idli/Dosa, Upma, pongal.