Peanut Chutney

Peanut Chutney | How to Make Peanut Chutney

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What is Roasted Peanut Chutney?

Chutney with a creamy texture, nutty flavor, hint of garlic, curry leaves and heat of green chilies is roasted peanut chutney. It is a great accompaniment for idli, dosa etc. Moongphali chutney is very easy and simple to make. It can be customized as per your liking.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for peanut chutney

I am sharing the traditional and basic Andhra style peanut chutney recipe. Did I mention it is made up of peanuts, do I need to mention that? It can be customized in a number of ways. To start with de-skinned peanuts can be used. However, I have used roasted peanuts with skin. I have used garlic and green chilies to flavor the groundnut chutney. Urad dal, tamarind etc can also be used. Further, I have not tempered the peanut chutney; you can temper using oil, mustard seeds etc.

A very interesting chutney recipe on the blog is guava chutney. It is sweet as well as tangy works great with poori, paratha etc. View the recipe here. You might also like a collection of green chutney recipe. There is different green chutney for summers, winters, for fasts, chaat etc. View the collection here.

Peanut Chutney Recipe

Preparation time 5 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Serves/Makes ½ cup chutney

Ingredients for Peanut Chutney Recipe

  • ½ cup peanuts (moongphali)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • A handful of curry leaves
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste

How to make moongphali Chutney

  1. Take ½ cup peanuts in a pan. peanut chutney
  2. Dry roast on low flame till aromatic. Let the peanuts cool down.peanut chutney
  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp oil. Add 1 garlic clove and 2 green chilies. Sauté till raw smell goes away.peanut chutney
  4. Add ½ tsp cumin seeds and a handful of curry leaves. Cook for 30 seconds.peanut chutney
  5. Transfer roasted peanuts and prepared tempering in a grinding jar.peanut chutney
  6. Add water as much required.peanut chutney
  7. Add salt to taste.peanut chutney
  8. Grind to a smooth paste.peanut chutney
  9. Use within a couple of hours. Thereafter the taste will diminish. Bon appétit.peanut chutney


  • Serving Ideas: Serve moongphali chutney with idli, dosa, uttapam.
  • You can add urad dal, tamarind etc to flavor peanut chutney.
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