Friday, March 5, 2021

Peanut Coriander Chutney

Peanut coriander chutney served with pesarattu and sambar.

Peanut Coriander Chutney is yet another no-coconut chutney in my blog. Some others include Radish chutney, Spring Onion Tomato chutney, Carrot Peanut chutney, Ridge Gourd chutney, and Tomato chutney

  1. Coriander leaves/Cilantro - 1 small bunch
  2. Peanuts - 1/4 cup
  3. Garlic - 3-5 cloves
  4. Green chilies - 2 or as per your spice level
  5. Tamarind - a small piece
  6. Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  7. Oil - 1 teaspoon
  8. Salt to taste
  1. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan and roast peanuts till they turn crisp. Remove the peanuts and set them aside.
  2. In the same pan, add washed coriander leaves, garlic cloves, and green chilies. Saute till coriander leaves wilt.
  3. Let the mixture cool down completely.
  4. Grind the coriander mixture, peanuts, curry leaves, tamarind, and salt into a fine paste. 
Serve as is or you can add tempering with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Serve as a side dish for dosa or idli. Here in the picture, I have served it with Pesarattu

  • You can replace tamarind with lemon juice.
"Shhhhh Cooking  Secretly" is a monthly challenge in the Facebook group. At the beginning of the month, a theme is chosen by one of the participants and all the participants are grouped in pairs. The participants will exchange 2 secret ingredients with their partners who are supposed to prepare a dish that matches the theme of that month. 

This month's theme was "Chutneys" chosen by Priya Vijaykrishnan who blogs at Sweet Spicy Tasty. Do check her blog for a wide variety of vegan dishes. I would love to try her Oats Tikki. My partner for February 2021 was Sujata Roy. She gave me tamarind and garlic and I made his chutney. I gave her walnut and sesame seeds. She had a very unique "Almond Walnut chutney with Mango Ginger". Do check out her blog- Batter Up with Sujata for a collection of delicious dishes. I would love to try her Mango Kalakand and Cake Sandesh.


  1. When I got married and came to my hubby's home, I was totally surprised that my mother in law would add peanuts to a green chutney.On tasting realized that not only does it taste yummy but also doesn't make the chutney watery. Like your different ingredients used like curry leaves and tamarind. Looks so inviting.

  2. Well I havent tried with peanuts in green chutney. Will try out and tell you . I wonder though if this can be frozen and used for a period of time.

    1. Please do try it and let me know. Well I haven't stored in refrigerator or frozen it.

  3. Your peanut chutney looks yummy with the addition od coriander leaves. I usually never add them. I will try your version too.

  4. I'm a big fan of peanut chutney, but have never tried adding coriander leaves to it. I'm sure it must have added a hearty flavour punch! The next time I make the chutney, I'll try out your version. It looks super delicious!

  5. A yummy and a delicious chutney with peanuts and coriander leaves. Would go perfect with almost everything

  6. Ialways made the white colour peanut chutney, now I am happy to see one with coriander so this is on for this week with some crispy dosas.

  7. Peanut chutney with coriander looks so delicious.. a perfect side with dosa, chillas parathas or khichdi.. love the addition of peanuts here which gives a thick texture to the plain coriander chutney.

  8. I add peanuts to most of my herb chutneys but never tried tamarind to it. I add little curd for the sourness. Next time will try your version.

  9. I make this chutney often but without coriander. I must try adding some coriander to it next time.

  10. I make peanut corriander chutney very often especially when I have run out of coconut and it is my favorite too . I loved the bright green color of your chutney .I love to have it with bread and cucumber slices as sandwich

  11. Peanut coriander chutney is one of the regularly prepared chutney at my place. Liked your version chutney by adding garlic. Perfect chutney for all South Indian breakfasts.

  12. Peanut coriander chutney looks absolutely delicious. One of the hot favourite chutney at my place. I like it a little spicy. I too add garlic . Looks awesome.

  13. Peanut coriander chutney looks so inviting. Flavour of coriander leaves, garlic and nutty taste of peanut surely makes this chutney lipsmacking. It will be a perfect spread for sandwiches. Loved your presentation.

  14. Peanut coriander chutney looks so inviting and perfect side dish for idli or dosa. I also like my chutney on little thicker side.

  15. Sounds and looks delicious. Love the peanut chutney without coconut. Next time I will not rush out to buy coconut just make this yum chutney. Thanks

  16. So I tried freezing for 3 days. It freezes better than its coconut counterpart but still I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. The Chutney looses its texture and even tastes a bit different.