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Ver Kadalai (Peanut) Chutney

Ver_Kadalai_Peanut_Chutney_1 Peanut or ground nut chutney is my favorite one. India is one of the largest producers of peanuts. In Tamil it is called as Ver Kadalai, Nila Kadalai. In Hindi it is called as Moongphali, Mungfali, Singdhana.

It is mainly used to produce edible oil (Kadalai Ennai in Tamil). Sweets like Chikki, Kadalai Urundai are prepared. It is used to prepare savory like Kadalai Pakoda, used in Mixture the popular south Indian snack. It is also boiled, roasted, fried and consumed.

Here I have prepared a simple chutney with roasted skinned peanuts.

Cooking time: 15 minutes


  • Roasted and skinned peanut – 2 table spoon
  • Grated coconut – 2 table spoon
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tea spoon
  • Red chilli – 4 no
  • Garlic – 4 to 5 cloves
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Tamarind – small marble size (adjust as per your taste)
  • Salt – as per taste
  • For seasoning
    • Mustard – ½ tea spoon
    • Urad dal – ½ tea spoon
    • Curry leaves – few
    • Oil – 1 tea spoon

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  • Fry all ingredients with few drops of oil; grind to a smooth paste.

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  • Do the seasoning.

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  • Serve with any snack.



  • Garlic helps to digest easily and gives nice flavor.

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Sushma Mallya March 22, 2010, 10:07 pm

    i usually do this chutney with not with so many ingredients, just a simple version, but yours certainly looks good, love peanuts in any of my dishes…

  • Priyap March 22, 2010, 10:11 pm

    Just love this peanut chutney with crispy dosas…ymmm!!

  • Nisha March 23, 2010, 11:42 am

    Sounds really interesting, i’m going to try this one

  • ShireenAnandh January 23, 2012, 5:02 pm

    my husband loves this chutney very much..sure i ill follow this way by adding garlic..


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