Almond Chutney ~ Side Dish for Idly

My family likes to have hot idlys along with two chutneys for dinner.Most of the times I make either make coconut chutney or peanut chutney and tomato chutney,garlic chutney.
This chutney I had it in one of my friend's place,we all liked it very much.These days I make this chutney very often instead of coconut chutney to accompany with hot idlys.
It can be made in no time if you are using silvered almonds,as the whole almonds needs to be soaked and peeled.
The richness of the almonds and the flavor of ginger,garlic makes this chutney delicious and tempting.Lets get into the recipe.....................................


Garlic/poondu1 clove
Ginger/inji1/4 inch piece
Green chilly2-3
Curry leaves/karivepillai3-4 leaves
.Mustard seeds/kadugu1/8tsp
Urad dhal/ulutham paruppu1/8tsp


  • Soak the silvered almonds in warm water for 10-15 minutes and drain the water.(if you using whole almonds soak it for 30 mins and peel the skin)

  • Put the almonds,green chillies,ginger,garlic and salt in a blender jar.Grind it to a smooth paste.

  • Heat the oil in a pan and do the tempering with mustard,urad and curry leaves.

  • Add it to the chutney and mix it well.

  • Delicious and simple almond chutney is ready.

  • Serve it with hot idlys


  • Here I used a a small clove of garlic,if you are using a fat clove,use half of it for the given quantity.
  • The green chillies can be sauteed in the oil and used ,its purely optional.
  • I didn't grind it to a very fine paste,bit coarse.
  • If you want you can add 1 tbs od fresh grated coconut also,but we like this way.


Delicious and very healthy chutney, i do the same way with walnuts too..

One of my friend used to tell me about this chutney, but I was lil scared to try it out! ;) But after seeing the pictures...hmm, I have to give it a try! Nice chutney Nalini!

yummy n scrumptious chutney...

delicious chutney and superb props...even i got addicted to this chutney after tasting it from relatives place :-)

super tempting chutney.. haven't tried must try

never heard of this before!looks good and nutritious too!

Delicious and mouthwatering almond chutney. Wonderfully prepared. Looks so comforting.

Very delicious chutney and once i tried with walnuts.

Wow, its very much new to me, will try it soon as we have a Almond tree at home :)

chutney looks delicious :)
sounds interesting and new to me....

delicious and healthy chutney.

very healthy and delicious chutney...

Never thought of making chutney with almonds .too good. loved the bowl.

have tasted cashew nut chutney, but this almond chutney is new, sounds healthy and delicious..will try it soon!

This is something new to me..Chutney with almonds. Am sure it must be delicious.. Very healthy too.. Love the clicks!

It didn't make a paste when I tried it - maybe the almonds were drier (I'm in UK, so they would not be so fresh) - so I added a bit of coconut milk .
Delicious. Thanks for posting

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