Peanut Chutney Recipe, How to make Groundnut Chutney | Moongfali Chutney

How to make Groundnut Chutney recipe with step by step photos - Peanut chutney or groundnut chutney is easy to prepare and goes well as an accompaniment with palak idli, dosa, uttappam and upma. It needs very less ingredients and can be made in a jiffy.

Though this chutney is not something that I grew up eating, I am from north-indian their people will eat peanut chutney with dosa when they go outside to have that. I loved it the very first time I ate it in Sagar Ratna(a popular southindian restaurant in my hometown Delhi). 

The chutney has a creamy texture with a nutty flavor and goes well with all tiffin snacks.

Trust me, this recipe is really simple to whip up and it’s one chutney that could make your breakfast extra special.
To make this peanut chutney, we start off with roasting the peanuts. 

To make this delicious chutney, first vegetable oil is heated in a pan, to which peanuts are added and fried until slightly browned. Grind it with other ingredients salt and imli in a mixer with little water. Later on tempered with little oil and few herbs. 

Your yummy chutney is ready in few minutes, you can enjoy it with any choice of your snack or moong dal dosa or rava idli or vegetable appe.

You can check other chutney varieties too that goes very well with tiffin items

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Cuisine : South Indian
Total Time : 25 min
Prep Time : 15 min
Cook Time : 10  min
Author : Jolly Makkar
Ingredients :

For Chutney :

Peanuts - 1 cup
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Garlic cloves - 4 no
Seedless tamarind/Imli- 1/2 lime size
Jaggery/gud - 1/2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 teaspoon

For Tempering :

Dried Red chillies - 1 no
Mustard seeds - 1/2 Tsp
Urad dal - 1 Tsp
Oil - 2 Tsp
Few Curry leaves

Preparation Method:

1. Heat oil in a pan, add garlic pods and ginger, saute for a seconds in a medium flame and remove.

2. On the same pan, add peanuts and roasted it till brown, once it is roasted you feel the nutty flavor from the peanuts, 

remove it from the flame and cool it.

3. Once cooled, the fried peanuts and other ingredients tamarind, jaggery and salt are put into a grinder and mixed it. Some water is added to the mixture to make a delicious smooth chutney. 


1. This peanut chutney is tempered with a mix of mustard seeds in hot oil. Some urad dal and dried red chilli is also added and fried till brown. Next, the curry leaves are added. Finally the tempering is poured over the peanut chutney mix and served.

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Happy Cooking and Enjoy !!


  1. Fingerlicking peanut chutney, serve me this chutney i can have two dosas or idlies with this flavourful nutty chutney.

  2. Love peanuts so am sure would like this peanut chutney. A great share.