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Peanut Chutney

Best Peanut Chutney Ever

This slightly spicy, slightly tangy with a hint of sweetness is my MIL's kickass Peanut Chutney. Try this recipe and it will be a staple in your home.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course condiments
Cuisine Indian, south indian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup peanuts roasted
  • 3-4 Dry red chilies roasted
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch tamarind ball
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1 tsp groundnut oil
  • Salt to taste

For the tadka

  • 1 tsp groundnut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves


  • In a heavy bottom pan, heat groundnut oil. Roast garlic, we need to bring it to burnt garlic level. Remove from oil and set aside
  • Add onion to the same oil and cook till soft.
  • Grind together all the ingredients of chutney to a smooth paste using water
  • In a small tadka pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds to it. Once they crackle, add jeera seeds and let it brown.Add dry chillies and curry and saute for 2 mins.
  • Pour on top of the chutney and enjoy with dosa or idly.


You can use one tart tomato fried instead of tamarind for an interesting twist to this recipe.
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