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Peanut Chutney in a bowl with mini Idly

Palli Pachadi or Peanut Chutney

Palli pachadi or peanut chutney is a spicy, delicious side dish for breakfast.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup Peanuts
  • 2-3 Green Chilies (adjust as per your taste)
  • 1 small Tamarind (marble size ball)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 tsp Salt or as per your taste
  • 1 tsp Oil


  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1/2 tsp Chana Dal
  • 1 Red Chili
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Oil


  • Dry roast peanuts in a frying pan stirring continuously without burning peanuts. When roasted, transfer them to a plate and let them cool.
  • In the same pan, add 1 tsp of oil. Add 1/2 tablespoon of cumin seeds, green chilies, garlic cloves, and ginger. Saute them for 2 minutes and turn off the flame. Add tamarind and let them cool.
  • Add all the fried ingredients to a blender, salt, and water.
  • Blend them into a smooth mixture.
  • Add 1 tbsp of oil to a pan then add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, chana dal, red chilies, and curry leaves. Fry them until dal turns golden.
  • Add the tempering to the peanut chutney.