Peanut-Sesame Dry Chutney powder

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How long it takes: 30 minutes

I am used to trying out new combinations for chutney powders as it is the best substitute  to the regular wet chutney prepared at home. This was one such thing and  it turned out well enough that it can go into the long list of Dry chutney powders on this blog. Off we go !

What you need to have:

1. Roasted Peanuts – 1 cup

2. Sesame seeds (Thil) – 1/2 cup

3. Cumin seeds – 1 tablespoon

4. Chili powder – 2-3 tablespoon

5. Garlic pods – 5-6

6. Tamarind  – size of a gooseberry

7. Salt – to taste

Ingredients of peanut-sesame chutney powder

What you do with what you have:

1. Place a skillet and dry roast peanuts in it till you get a pleasant aroma andon cooling peal it and keep it aside.

2. Wash and dry roast sesame seeds in the skillet till it splutters and keep it aside Just mix chili powder to it when it is hot and stir it.

3. Transfer all the roasted and other ingredients to a bowl including pealed garlic pods, tamarind, salt and cumin seeds(raw).

All the ingredients of chutney powder

4. Grind the above ingredients in the dry grinder to a medium coarse consistency.On cooling store it in dry and air tight containers and use dry spoons always for serving too.   Enjoy with rice and dal, idli, dosa and parathas. A healthy chutney powder indeed!!!!!

Ready to serve peanut-sesame chutney powder


Good to remember:

1. Always wash and then dry roast sesame for it to splutter well since if it does not splutter there is no aroma and will be raw.

2. As there is no copra it is relatively healthy too with raw garlic and cumin for digestion and aroma.

3. There is no need to separately warm up chili powder as when sesame is hot just pour it into the same skillet and stir in.


10 thoughts on “Peanut-Sesame Dry Chutney powder

    ira said:
    February 13, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    please tell me here washing sesame seeds means washing the seeds in water ??

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 14, 2013 at 8:27 am

      Hi Sethiira,

      Yes washing it in water will provoke it to splutter well on roasting and release the wonderful aroma while you powder!!!!Even while you prepare sesame laddoos you must wash and then dry roast it for better results.

        ira said:
        February 15, 2013 at 5:17 pm

        thanks for replying …
        one more question ..after washing the seeds have to be dried and then roasted or directly after washing put in the pan with little drops of water for roasting …and seeds are dried in the pan ..

        prathibalrao responded:
        February 15, 2013 at 7:24 pm

        Hi Sethiira,

        Just wash and drain as far as possible and then as you say dry roast it till it splutters!!!!!!!!!1I hope i have made my self clear

    ira said:
    February 16, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    thanks …

    Divya Shankar said:
    April 22, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Aunty, don’t we have to dry roast the garlic as well along with sesame and peanuts, will garlic pods not leave moisture while grinding when salt is added? Will dry roasting the garlic help increasing the shelf life of this chutney powder?

      prathibalrao responded:
      April 23, 2013 at 10:23 am

      Hi Divya,

      Use raw garlic pods only which actually enhances the flavour of the chutney powder and of course will not come in the way of shelf life at all. I usually keep the required quantity of powder (any powder for that matter) outside for regular use and the remaining in the refrigerator. Raw garlic will not leave moisture at all while grinding. So try out. Once we dry roast garlic pods it gives out a bad smell in turn it spoils the taste of the powder. Thanks divya for your feed back. Do please pass on the link of this blog among your friends community. How is the new born??????????

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    Sumedha Deshpande said:
    June 30, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Pratibhaji.. I tasted your chutney which you gave me…it’s really very tasty. I will try different recipes you posted..thanks a lot

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 30, 2016 at 9:49 am

      Hi Sumedha,

      Thanks a lot for your sweet words of response. Always recollect the days we spent during the tour.

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