This Verkadalai or Peanut Chutney is one of my favorite chutneys. It’s very easy to make. It’s a perfect side dish for Idly and Dosa. There are two versions of this side dish. One is with onion & garlic and the other one is without onion & garlic. This chutney is very handy, if you are running out of time. This does not need any peeling or grating, just fry a few spices and grind it. It gets ready within few minutes.

Verkadalai Chutney | Peanut Chutney
Verkadalai Chutney | Peanut Chutney

Author: Malini
Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 2
Prep Time: 10 mins |Β Cook Time: 5 mins |Β Total Time: 15 mins
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

  • Peanuts / Ground nuts / Verkadalai – 1 cup
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Chana dal – 1 tbsp
  • Red Chili – 2 to 3
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Tamarind – 1 inch
  • Salt – required level
  • Oil – 1 tbsp

Description:

  1. Check the peanuts, if it’s already roasted properly. remove the skin and use it directly, else dry roast the peanuts until it becomes a golden brown color. Do not burn the peanuts.
  2. Now get the other ingredients like coriander seeds, cumin seeds and chana dal. Take a small pan, add 1 tbsp of oil, heat it and saute the seeds for a few seconds and then add red chili, curry leaves and tamarind as well.
  3. Roast it for few mins, when the aroma starts spreading, turn off the burner. Cool it down.
  4. Now add the sauteed spices and ground nuts in a mixer jar, add the salt and required amount of water as well.
  5. Grind it coarsely and check the consistency, if you don’t like very solid chutney, add a bit more water and grind it.
  6. Once it is done, transfer it to a container and serve with Idly or Dosa.

Step by step process with picture representation:

Get the ingredients ready.

Check the peanuts, if it’s already roasted properly. remove the skin and use it directly, else dry roast the peanuts until it becomes a golden brown color. Do not burn the peanuts.

Peanuts | Ground nuts | Verkadalai
Peanuts | Ground nuts | Verkadalai

Take a small pan, add 1 tbsp of oil and heat it.

Now get the other ingredients like coriander seeds, cumin seeds and chana dal,Β saute the seeds for a few seconds and then add red chili, curry leaves and tamarind as well.

Roast it for few mins, when the aroma starts spreading, turn off the burner. Cool it down.

Now add the sauteed spices and ground nuts in a mixer jar, add the salt and required amount of water as well.

Grind it coarsely and check the consistency, if you don’t like very solid chutney, add a bit more water and grind it.

Once it is done, transfer it to a container and serve with Idly or Dosa.

Verkadalai Chutney | Peanut Chutney
Verkadalai Chutney | Peanut Chutney

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