Vegan Dishes: Peanut Chutney Recipe

Updated on April 22, 2017
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Some Information About Peanut Chutney

Chutney is a spicy side dish used for crepes, idlis, pancakes, and cooked rice. Chutney varieties are somewhat limitless, meaning that there are A LOT of them. Peanut chutney is a popular version because of its rich flavor.

Peanut chutney can be made in less than ten minutes. Roasted peanuts, coconut, ginger, green chili, some sugar (optional), and salt are the main ingredients used in this sauce. Tempering is a must for this chutney.

Peanut chutney
Peanut chutney
Thin rice crepes(Neer dosa) are served with peanut chutney
Thin rice crepes(Neer dosa) are served with peanut chutney
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Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: Serves for four people
  • 1/2 cup peanut, dry roasted
  • 3/4 cup coconut, grated
  • 1/2 inch ginger, cut in pieces
  • 3 green chilis
  • 1/4 inch tamarind, soaked in water or 1 tsp tamarind pulp
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or as per taste
  • 1/4 tsp sugar, as per taste, optional
  • 1 tsp oil/ghee, for the tempering
  • 1/2 tsp dehusked black gram split, for the tempering
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, for the tempering
  • 6 curry leaves, for the tempering
  • 1 pinch hing/asafoetida powder, for the tempering

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Peanut Chutney

  1. Dry roast peanuts. It takes about 3-4 minutes on low fire. Cool it completely.
  2. Take grated coconut, peanuts, tamarind, green chili, ginger, sugar (optional), and salt in a mixer or grinder. Grind, adding water as needed to get a near-smooth paste.
  3. Transfer it into a bowl. Chutney should be neither thick nor thin. Adjust the consistency by adding water to it.
  4. Now is the time for tempering. Heat oil or ghee in a hand pan. Add mustard seeds to it. Let it crackle. Add black gram split, a pinch of hing, and curry leaves. Saute on low fire till black gram turns golden. Turn off the fire. Pour it on the chutney.
  5. Mix the tempering at the time of serving. Serve it with hot crepes, idlis, flat breads, puris, or with hot rice.

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Ingredients for grindingPeanut chutney with the temperingPeanut chutney served with thin rice crepes(Neer Dosa)
Ingredients for grinding
Ingredients for grinding
Peanut chutney with the tempering
Peanut chutney with the tempering
Peanut chutney served with thin rice crepes(Neer Dosa)
Peanut chutney served with thin rice crepes(Neer Dosa)

Nutritional Information of Peanut Chutney

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 tbsp or half cup
Calories 59
Calories from Fat36
% Daily Value *
Fat 4 g6%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Carbohydrates 3 g1%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 128 mg5%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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