Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Vaer Kadalai / Peanut Chutney

This is my Mother-in-Law's recipe. I never heard/tasted this chutney until I got married. But later came to know that it is a very common chutney.


1. Roasted peanuts- 1 cup
2. Grated coconut- 2 tablespoons
3. Garlic- 1
4. Red chillies - 2
5. Salt- as needed
6. Turmeric paste- 1/2 teaspoon
7. Jaggery - a small piece

For tempering:

1. Oil - 1 teaspoon
2. Mustard seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
3. Uradh dhal- 1/2 teaspoon.
4. Curry leaves -few


Grind together all the items provided in the ingredients section into a fine paste with desired amount of water.
Before serving, temper it with mustard seeds, uradh dhal and curry leaves.

This chutney goes very well with Kuzhi paniyaram.


  1. Tried your kadalai chutney and it turned out very well Akka !! Hats off to you !! It's refreshing to read your blogs !! :)

  2. Hi Lavanya, Your blog is very nice with cool recipes. Started trying ....
    Is there anything like turmeric paste or you meant tamarind?

  3. Hi Subhashini,

    Thanks for pointing it out. I meant tamarind paste.


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