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Peanut chutney is a super, creamy, slightly sweet, mildly spiced, served with dosa and a very popular recipe from the southern India. This chutney is quick, healthy and delicious. This recipe is easy to make, simply fry all the ingredients with a tsp of oil and grind to a smooth paste. 

Peanut chutney is made with roasted peanuts; spiced with red chilli and green chilli, with sautéed shallots, tomato, garlic and ginger. all blended together smoothly and added with a nice seasoning mixture made of mustard seeds and fresh flavors of curry leaves in to this super awesome dish that would tempt you eat the chutney just like that.

Myself and my son are pretty much in love with peanut recipes, peanut chutney is one among them. And as always, this chutney is quick and easy. If you want, make a large batch, and keep it for a few days in the refrigerator so that you can enjoy with your south Indian breakfast every day.

Follow my step-by-step photo and video recipe to prepare Onion Tomato Peanut Chutney. If you like this recipe, share it, tweet it and pin it. Please do try and post your comments. 

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Coarse       : Side Dish for Dosa

Cuisine      : South India 

Author       : Jayashree Karthik

Prep Time  : 10 min

Cook Time : 15 min

Total Time  : 25 min



  • 1/3 cup raw peanuts
  • 1.5 tsp oil
  • 9 shallots
  • 3 garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 3 green chili
  • 2 red chilli
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp oil for seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • handful of curry leaves


  • dry roast peanuts in medium flame till it changes the color, keep it aside
  • add 1.5 tsp oil in a wok
  • add shallots, garlic and ginger
  • saute well
  • add tomato and green chilli, saute well till it turns mushy
  • add red chilli and saute for few seconds
  • add roasted peanuts
  • mix altogether and saute for 30 seconds to 1 minute
  • cool down to room temperature
  • transfer into mixer grinder
  • add salt
  • grind to a smooth paste, adding little water
  • transfer into serving bowl
  • heat a tsp of oil in a pan
  • add mustard seeds and allow to crackle
  • add curry leaves and allow to turn crisp
  • add seasoning over the peanut chutney
  • onion tomato peanut chutney ready
  • goes well with dosa and chapathi
  1. don't discard peanut skin after roasting
  2. if need grind to a slight coarse paste
  3. shallots is preferable, if don't have add 1/4 cup regular onion

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Onion Tomato Peanut Chutney with Step-by-Step Photo Recipe

Onion Tomato Peanut Chutney

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