Peanut Curry leaves Chutney powder

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In India ‘Chutneys’ are supposed to be the best accompaniments with snacks and savouries. Chutney  also transliterated chatney or chatni) is a family of condiments associated with South Asian cuisine and my mom used to make various types of powders as an accompaniment.

Intially i started relishing it with dosa and idli, but by now i am so much addicted to it that i even have it with simple dal-chawal n dahi…

Health Benefits:

Curry leaves are natural flavouring agents with a number of important health benefits, which makes your food both healthy and tasty along with pleasing aroma. They contain various antioxidant properties and have the ability to control diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems such as indigestion, excessive acid secretion, peptic ulcers, dysentery, diabetes and an unhealthy cholesterol balance. They are also believed to have cancer fighting properties and are known to help protect the liver.

Yields- 1 cup
Preparation time-15-20 minutes
Cooling time-10-15 minutes


  • Peanuts-1cup
  • Fresh curry leaves-1/2cup
  • Fenugreek seeds-1tbsp
  • Red chillies-6-8 (as per spice preffered)
  • Tamarind- a small marble size
  • Salt- to taste


  • Dry roast peanuts in a wok or a skillet on a medium low flame until they peel off or brown spots appear on them. Take off the heat, transfer to a plate and allow it to cool a bit.
  • Now in the same pan dry roast curry leaves, red chillies, fenugreek seeds and roast for a minute or two. Transfer this to the same plate and let all the roaste ingredients cool a bit.

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  • Once everything cools down place them in the blender/food processor along with salt, tamarind and grind to fine powder.
  • Transfer it to an airtight container and serve as a quick side dish with idli/dosa/hot steamed rice.

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Serving suggestions:

Watermelon Rind/Peel dosa

Melon Dosa4

Navarathan (9) legumes Dosa


Brown and Red rice dosa

Brown dosa final

Maize meal Instant Idli

Cornmeal idli11

Brown rice and Oats Idli

Brown rice and Oats Idli


  • If you feel fenugreek seeds may turn the powder bitter- feel free to skip or reduce the quantity.
  • Spices can be personalized as per the taste.
  • Tamarind need not be soaked and proportion can be personalized as per the taste.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on October 18, 2015, in Indian and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 50 Comments.

  1. Melanie (DoesItEvenMatterWhoIReallyAm?)

    That looks and sounds delicious!

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  2. I’m fascinated by this. I’ve never heard of chutney as a powder. But why not! 🙂 I’m always interested in ways of making food that are new to me. This is delightful. Hugs!

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  3. love curry leaves chutney powder 🙂

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  4. Great idea for a wholesome meal!

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  5. This must be so aromatic!! lovely:)

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  6. Amazing.. love d click n of course the powder.

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  7. Very nice chutney powder Chitra 🙂

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  8. Hmmm I will say what I say always yum yum yum…

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  9. It was in South Indian and Sri Lankan restaurants that I first met curry leaves and dosas


  10. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


  11. Your recipes are always unique Chitra…Will make this podi soon for my family loves Podi varieties…

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  12. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  13. Hi Chitra – I didn’t realise curry leaves pack such a health punch – great recipe to show them off!

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  14. This kind of chutney is almost like a dukkah isn’t it? They’re both made up of toasted nuts and spices..


  15. I enjoyed learning the health benefits of curry leaves, Chitra! They sure are good for you. I have never even seen those before. I will have to look for them at our local Asian market. I did experience tamarind for the first time this weekend, though. I love learning about and trying new foods!


  16. Hi , is it possible to get yur recepies on my mail id .. Wld appreciate it n thanks

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