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Peanut Chutney Powder | How to make Peanut Chutney at home

A bowl filled with homemade Peanut Chutney Powder, showcasing its coarse texture and rich brown color.

Peanut Chutney Powder, also known as Peanut Pudi, is a popular South Indian condiment made from roasted peanuts and spices. Peanut powder can be sprinkled on dosas, idlis, rice, or used as a dip. Peanut Pudi adds a delightful nutty and spicy kick to a variety of dishes. It’s part of staple food in south India region.


  • 1 cup raw peanuts
  • 4-5 dried red chilies (adjust to taste)
  • 7- 8 garlic cloves 
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind 
  • 1/2 tablespoon red chilli powder (optional)



Step 1: Roasting Peanuts

  • In a pan, dry roast peanuts until they are golden brown. Remove and set aside.
  • After the peanuts cool down, Remove the cover from roasted peanuts (optional)

Step 2: Roasting Red Chilies

  • In the same pan, add dried red chilies, garlic cloves and roast until the red chillies become crisp. Be cautious not to burn them.

Step 3: Grinding

  • Allow all the roasted ingredients to cool.
  • In a blender or food processor, add the roasted peanuts, red chilies, cumin seeds, asafoetida, salt, and tamarind
  • Grind into a coarse powder. Don’t over grind; maintain a slightly coarse texture for a better consistency.

Step 4: Adding Oil (optional)

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Pour the hot oil over the ground powder and mix well. The oil helps in preserving the chutney powder.

Step 5: Storing

  • Allow the Peanut Chutney Powder to cool completely before storing it in an airtight container.
  • Store in a cool, dry place. It stays fresh for several weeks.


How to Enjoy Peanut Chutney Powder:

  • Sprinkle on dosas or idlis with a drizzle of ghee or oil.
  • Mix with hot rice and a dollop of ghee for a quick and flavorful rice dish.
  • Use as a dip for snacks or vegetables.


Why Peanut Chutney Powder is Famous:

Peanut Chutney Powder is loved for its nutty, spicy, and slightly tangy taste. Whether enjoyed with dosas, idlis, or as a rice accompaniment, Peanut Chutney Powder is a delightful addition to the South Indian flavors.

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