Friday, December 17, 2010

Peanut - Mint Chutney / Palli Pudina Chutney

Hi to everyone from LA.. How is everyone doing?
Well being happy that the weather here in West Coast is above 30 degrees from our home in East Coast....looks like the clouds followed us here too...Its been rainy and breezy and is going to be that way thru the weekend...great one!...humph...ya great!
Anyways...while I am here and on somewhat cooking break...will try to post from my backlog and drafts whenever I can....
Here is one such post...a wonderful Palli pudina Chutney.
I love the flavor of mint and as a chutney is one of my favorite next to tomato chutney ofcourse! :))
Just mint chutney tastes yummy, just peanut chutney tastes just as about we mix both of them is wonderful, full of a good accompaniment to idlis, dosas, ravva idlis and even with hot rice with a drop of ghee.....yumm!!!
Make it as spicy as you want...


1/2 - 3/4 cup peanuts / groundnuts / Pallilu
1 cup pudina / mint leaves
5-6 green chillies
4-5 dry chillies
2 cloves of garlic
1 large grape size tamarind ball

For tempering:

1 tsp urad daal
1/2 tsp channa daal
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp jeera, cumin seeds

1 tbsp oil
some water for grinding


Dry roast the peanuts, remove the covering if required. This is optional. You can keep the cover on too if you wish.
In a pan, heat oil. Saute garlic. Add the urad daal and channa daal and saute till brown. Add the Mustard seeds and jeera. Let them Splutter.
Dry the dry red chillies and green chillies.
Add the Mint leaves and let them wither, like for couple of minutes. Add the tamarind and let it soften along with the mint leaves.
Grind everything together along with the peanuts with very little water, using as required.
Serve along with idlis or dosas or with white rice with a drop of ghee.....sure will taste yumm yumm! Enjoy!!!


  1. This chutney looks really inviting.Nice combo of ingredients.

  2. Yum yum chutney..great with idli and dosa.

  3. never heard of peanuts with mint...looks yummy!!

  4. chutney looking superb...will have it with some idlis

  5. coincidental but true, yesterday only hubby asked me to make peanut chutney and now here you are with the perfect recipe.

  6. I usualy make this with only peanuts like the twist with mint nice one.

  7. Fantastic the look of it!

    US Masala

  8. Palli and pudina ==> clasic combination kada Smitha. :) The chutney looks yummilicious!

    Happy Holidays.


  9. nice clicks..looks so perfect and yummy!!

  10. never tried this combinations ,,...sure will try them soon, beautiful clicks!

  11. Tried and it came out very well.. loved it.. thanks


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