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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Peanut Chutney / Groundnut Chutney/ Verkadalai Chutney/ Nilakadalai Chutney - Side dish for idli, dosa

Today I am going to share a simple chutney recipe here. It is Peanut Chutney. It is also called as Ground nuts and in tamil it is called as Nilakadalai or Verkadalai. This chutney happens to be my hubby's favorite chutney. It is very easy to make and is delicious. This chutney makes a wonderful side dish for Idly and dosa.
Nilakadalai / Verkaladi Chutney

What are the ingredients needed?

Raw peanuts, 1/2 cup
Red chillies, 2-3 nos
Garlic, 2-3 cloves (optional)
Tamarind, small gooseberry size
Grated coconut, 1/4 cup
Salt to taste.

To temper
Oil, 2 teaspoon
Mustard seeds, 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dal, 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves, 1 sprig
Asafoetida, a pinch

Peanut Chutney
How it is made?
  1. Dry roast the peanuts till it is lightly golden and let it cool down. 
  2. Then grind these roasted peanuts, along with red chillies, tamarind, grated coconut and garlic (if using) into fine paste. Add water as required to grind it smoothly.
  3. Then heat the skillet and add oil and mustard seeds, when they crack, add urad dal, curry leaves and asafoetida and fry for a minute or two.Then add this tempering to the ground paste and mix well. Adjust the consistency as required and also the salt as per requirement. 
  4. Serve it with idly or dosa.

  • After roasting the peanuts and as soon as turning off the heat, add required dry chillies to the peanuts, mix and let it cool along with it. This will give slight roasted effect to the chillies.
  • For more healthier version, you can skip grated coconut and the tempering. 

If interested, do check the other chutneys I have already posted: 


  1. This tastes too good and my fav too

  2. Wow... The crispy dosas with the delicious chutney.. unbeatable... am gr8 addict to the chutney aks...:)

  3. My family favourite chutney. Easy to make and also a flavourful healthy chutney.

  4. Chutney looks awesome Divya, very nicely made and beautiful clicks...

  5. awesome chutney da looks so superb :) yummm I can have 2 dosas with this

  6. Wow very flavourful chutney .I dont make it often but i can feel the taste now after seeing this ...

  7. My favourite chutney.. Beautiful clicks.. Love to have with dosa now..

  8. lovely chutney for idli and dosa,,,

  9. love peanut chutney more, i too make it similarly except the garlic addition, Amma always insist me to add garlic but i never tried ;) chutney and dosa looks too tempting :)

  10. Love this chutney, I do it the same way..

  11. my fav one...comforting side dish..


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