How to Make Peanut Chutney- Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Peanut Chutney

This peanut chutney is one of the simplest chutneys to prepare. Peanuts are a source of proteins, and this chutney is a good substitute for coconut chutney. It is a delicious accompaniment to idlis, dosa, parathas, etc. It also uses dals like chana dal and urad dal which adds to its protein content without contributing much to fats. Also, unlike coconut chutney, this chutney won’t get spoiled or rancid for around a week’s time if you refrigerate it.
Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People
 5 Minutes 15 Minutes


For chutney

  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1 tbsp (tablespoon) chana dal
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 5 green chilies
  • 1 small piece ginger (optional)
  • Salt to taste

To temper

  • 2 tsp (teaspoon) oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 2 pinches asafoetida (optional)
  • 1 sprig curry leaves


Step 1

Dry roast peanuts in low flame. Stir occasionally for even roasting.

Step 2

Once they turn light brown and crisp, transfer to a plate for cooling.

Step 3

While the peanuts cool, roast chana and urad dal with a teaspoon of oil.

Step 4

Add green chilies to it and fry.

Step 5

Allow to cool.

Step 6

Once the peanuts cool, remove the skin of the peanuts completely.

Step 7

Place in the mixer.

Step 8

Grind with ginger(if desired), salt and water.

Step 9

Grind to a smooth paste.

Step 10

Adjust consistency with water to make it runny.

Step 11

To temper, heat one teaspoon oil. Once the oil is heated, add mustard seeds.

Step 12

Once mustard seeds begin to crackle, add asafoetida or hing, curry leaves and ural dal to it.

Step 13

Saute for 1 minute and turn off the flame.

Step 14

Temper over the smooth chutney paste, mix well and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1 tbsp

Calories 59 Sodium 148 mg
Total Fat 6 g Potassium 79 mg
Saturated 3 g Total Carbs 3 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 1 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 1 g
Trans 0 g Protein 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg Vitamin A 0%
Calcium 0% Vitamin C 0%
Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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