Peanut Chutney

Peanut Chutney
On my recent trip to India, I feel in love with chutney of all kinds. I learned to make this peanut chutney while I was there. It is amazing with mini dosa, as pictured, or as a base for pizza. The spicy, savory peanut chutney is also great to eat alone with a spoon. Tasty!

This chutney is easy to make in just a few minutes. What are you waiting for? Get cooking!

  • 1.5 cups roasted peanuts (if raw, roast for a few minutes)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 red dry chili
  • 6 fresh curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh tamarind
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • water

  1. In a small pot heat the peanuts, cumin, coriander, chili, tamarind, fresh curry leaves, and about 1/3 cup water over medium heat.
  2. Stir until everything until warm which for me is about six minutes
  3. Toss everything into a strong blender and blend until smooth. Adding extra water as necessary. I usually have to add between 1/3-2/3cup extra water.
  4. Serve and Enjoy!

Makes about 2 cups of chutney.


  1. What are "curry leaves"? They almost look like Thai basil.

    1. curry leaves are leaves from a curry plant. they are very common in south indian dishes. most indian houses I visited had one growing.

    2. Cool! Are you able to get it locally fresh?

    3. I was thinking the same thing. This looks awesome, but where the heck can I find curry leaves? Wonder if one could substitute powder. I know it wouldn't be the same but close maybe?

    4. Yes, I get the fresh leaves at the local indian store.

      Curry powder? Maybe. The powders I have seen are a mix of spices usually and not pure curry. Experiment and let us know!