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Peanut Chutney with Coconut

Peanut Chutney with Coconut-Kadalai Chutney

Peanut chutney is a very tasty chutney prepared with roasted peanuts. It is a perfect side dish for idli, dosa, pongal. It is easy to make and needs very less ingredients

Course Side Dish, Side Dish for Idli
Cuisine South Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 persons


Ingredients needed for the chutney

  • 1/2 cup Peanuts
  • 1/4 cup Grated coconut
  • 4 Red chillies (or as required)
  • Tamarind (a small piece)
  • Salt needed

For the Seasoning

  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves



  1. Roast the peanut stirring continuously on medium heat. Once roasted, leave it to cool. (you can skip this step, if you are using roasted peanuts)

  2. Then remove its skin to some extent.

  3. Grind peanuts, coconut, red chillies, tamarind and salt with little water first.

  4. Then add more water and blend it to a slightly smooth paste.

  5. Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal and curry leaves.

  6. Saute it for a few seconds and pour the seasoning over the chutney.

  7. Serve as a side dish for Idli, dosa or upma.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

You can adjust the consistency of the chutney by adding more or less water.  

In the video, you will find two ways of making peanut chutney - one with coconut and another with onion and garlic)