Peanut Chutney – South Indian Style



  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 4-5 dry red chilies
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste

For tempering

  • 1 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 10-12 curry leaves


  1. Heat the oil in a pan
  2. Add peanuts and fry until slightly browned
  3. Remove them in a plate
  4. Add red chili, ginger, garlic and onion in the pan and fry for 3-4 minutes
  5. Add them in the plate with peanuts
  6. Let the peanuts and other ingredients cool
  7. Transfer them in a grinder along with tamarind paste and salt
  8. Add some water and grind to make a smooth chutney


  1. Heat oil in a pan
  2. Once the oil is hot, add urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let them crackle for a few seconds
  3. Add asafoetida and curry leaves
  4. Pour the tempering over the chutney and mix well
  5. Serve the chutney with dosa, uttapam or idli

Serves: 6

Inspiration source:

Andhra Style Peanut Chutney (Palli Chutney) + Video



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