Thursday, November 1, 2007

Kadlekai(Groundnut) Chutney

This particular recipe has been a favorite among all of our cousins and to whoever it has been passed on to. It has a fairly simple procedure and is a good accompaniment for Dose, Idli or even Akki Rotti. Another variation would be to cook the chutney in a particular style which I will mention at the last and have it as an accompaniment for rice.(we call it Chutney Anna in Kannada). I have seen a few of the recipes for kadlekai chutney , here’s my version.I should dedicate this one for my princess daughter Jahnavi who eats dose only for this chutney:-)


  • 1 cup Groundnuts
  • 5-6 Green Chillies (you could add more or less depending upon your taste)
  • 10 Curry Leaves
  • 3 flakes of Garlic
  • 4-5 strands of Coriander leaves.
  • ½ inch piece Tamarind soaked in water for at least 5 minutes (optional)
  • Salt as per taste


  1. Dry fry the groundnuts along with the green chillies and garlic until the groundnuts are well roasted.
  2. Set aside the green chillies and the garlic .
  3. Dehusk the groundnuts .
  4. Grind the groundnuts along with the chillies, garlic, curry leaves , coriander and salt adding just enough water to give the right chutney consistency.
  5. You could also add the tamarind while grinding to give a tangy taste. I avoid it.


Chutney Anna: Heat 2 Tbl spns of sunflower/groundnut oil in a pan. Add 1tspn of mustard seeds , once it is done spluttering, add a few broken red chillies followed by 1 cup of chopped onions.

Fry until the onions turn pink. Now add the chutney prepared as above to the pan along with a little water so as to give it a pouring consistency. Bring to a boil and simmer for a few more minutes. It tastes excellent with rice.


Anonymous said...

Hi Thanu,

Your blog looks great!! Will definitely try your groudnut chutney, sounds yum!!!

Great going!!

Reish said...

Chechi awesome.. keep posting and i will keep trying it. If i am still alive i will leave the comments here :P. Kadlekai chutney rocks !!!

papu said...

Hey thanmayi,
This chutney was the best recipe i have ever had. Perfect ingredients. Just followed the recipe. I did not change a thing. I would give 5 stars if i have to. Good job!!!


Raveendra said...
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Rohit said...

It's our favourite now!

-Your neighbours in Westborough :)