Saturday, 25 February 2012

Peanut Coriander Chutney

When we are bored with the usual coconut chutney for idli and dosa  this chutney made  with peanut and coriander is a welcome change.In the postpartum period, peanut can be used in small quantities and mom made this chutney for me.It was such a  yummy side dish and I loved the nutty coriander flavor of the chutney.

The health benefits of Coriander leaves are numerous.
  • It is a natural body cleanser.It removes the toxins and heavy metals from the body.
  • On regular usage,it increases the HDL or the good cholesterol levels in the blood
  • Good source of Iron and Magnesium
  • Has strong antioxidant properties
  • Reduces minor swellings
  • Promotes liver function etc.
So here is the chutney made from this super good leaf....

Mom used:

Peanut,roasted - 1 cup
Coriander leaves- 1 bunch
Ginger- 1" piece
Salt to taste

For seasoning:

Mustard -1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dal - 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves- a few
Oil- 1 teaspoon

  1. Grind together coriander leaves, peanuts, ginger and salt using water.Transfer the chutney into a bow.
  2. Heat oil and put in the ingredients listed under seasoning.When it splutters, pour over the chutney and mix well.
Serve along with idli / dosa


You can replace half the quantity of peanuts with grated coconut

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#13

Earlier in this series of 'Postpartum Diet' that is a part of Blogging Marathon #13-


PostPartum period - An Introduction
Nutritional need in Postpartum Period
Postpartum Diet


Manathakkali Vatral Podi
Moongdal-Garlic Rasam
Paneer Ajwain Paratha and Vegetable Dal
Paneer Capsicum Rice
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Bon Appetit...


  1. I love this chutney! esp the green makes it so wonderful!

  2. indeed looks lovely, and would be a great option

  3. Delicious and wonderful chutney !!

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  4. This is one of the most popular chutneys in Gujrati he peanut in it.

  5. Nice yummy chutney:) looks delicious.. thanks for sharing the health benefits too..

  6. Looks yummy. Love the colour.

  7. I have realised that peanut is the most flexible chutney ingredient ever! Add coriander, or coconut, or tamarind, or even tomatoes or roasted capsicum and voila! You have a brand new flavorful chutney :)

  8. can't do without this chutney for idli/dosa :)

  9. i love this chutney and its the best with idlis and dosas!

  10. Looks yum!!! Never added coriander along with peanut!!! Color looks great!!!

  11. Awesome recipe dear. Bookmarked


  12. The chutney looks great.. cant wait to eat idli and chutney now :)


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