Peanut and Mint Chutney

Most of our week days dinner would be either fluffy idly or crispy dosa or spongy uthappam.To accompany I have to make 2 different varieties of chutney according to each ones taste bud. The fresh mint leaves  attracted me to make some chutney,in our household we make mint chutney in a slightly different way with the urad dhal.
After seeing a mint chutney recipe with roasted peanuts in one of my old cook book,wanted to try.The chutney came out delicious with the refreshing flavor of mint and the goodness of peanuts..We enjoyed with idly for our dinner,now off to the recipe..............................

Basic Information

Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking Time ~ 10 minutes
Serves ~ 2

Mint leaves/pudina1cup(loosely packed)
Green chilly6
Tamarind/pulismall gooseberry size
Saltto taste
For the Tempering

Mustard seeds/kadugu1/2tsp
Urad dhal/ulutham paruppu1/2tsp
Curry leaves5 leaves
Red chilly/varamilagai1(broken)
Asafoetida/perungayama pinch


Dry roast the peanuts in a pan in a medium flame till it becomes golden color or a nice aroma comes out.Remove and let it cool down.
Meanwhile heat a tsp of oil in the same pan,saute the shallots and green chillies.Then add the mint leaves and fry it for a minute.Put off the fire.
Now in blender jar put the roasted peanuts,onion and mint leaves mixture,tamarind,coconut,salt and grind it to a paste with little water.
Heat a pan with the remaining oil and do the tempering,pour it over the chutney and mix it well.
Serve it with idly or dosa.


  • Addition of coconut is optional,can be made without coconut also.
  • Along with the mint leaves,coriander leaves can also be added.
  • The amount of red chillies can be increase or decreased according to preference.

This recipe is off to Vegan Thursday event started by Priya of Priya's Versatile Recipes.


Nice idea of adding peanut. As you said we also go with idly for weekdays breakfast and everytime i break my head to prepare some chutneys... but as a result i have some good number of chutney recipes at hand now. will add this one with the list.

Nice twist to peanut chutney :) looks so inviting and what beautiful clicks makes me want to lick the chutney ;)

Interesting chutney! Mint chutney is my favorite and loved the twist with peanuts...would like to try it soon...nice clicks!

Chutney looks so delicious.. Interesting combo of peanut and mints.. Great side dish for idly dosa..

Ohh... interesting and flavorful combo of chutney... Love the both... Must be great taste with idli dosa...

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