Peanut Mint Chutney recipe – a refreshing chutney using peanuts and fresh mint leaves. This easy peanut mint chutney has the nutty taste of peanuts and the refreshing taste of aromatic mint leaves. I love chutneys as they are easy to make and can be served with a variety of dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Especially with herbs like pudina or mint leaves just like the mint coconut chutney that I love to make for breakfast.
This peanut mint chutney too is equally healthy and delicious and can be served with idlis or dosas or with pulaos or chapatis. Here I have used it as a sandwich spread and it was yum!
This easy chutney has only a few ingredients and can be made in minutes. I have used raw peanuts which I have roasted on the stove-top. Mint leaves and garlic are lightly sauteed and then ground with peanuts, chillies and lemon juice. The freshly squeezed lemon juice gives a nice tang to the chutney.
Aromatic mint or pudina leaves give a nice flavor and a refreshing taste to the chutney. You can store any excess chutney in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for a couple of days.
Peanuts or groundnuts are a great source of iron, magnesium as well as dietary fiber while mint leaves are rich in Vitamin A. So next time you are looking for a healthy dip or a sandwich spread, try this simple flavorful peanut mint chutney recipe.
Peanut Mint Chutney recipe
- 1 cup mint leaves / pudina leaves ( tightly-packed )
- 1/3 cup raw peanuts / groundnuts
- 3/4 tsp chopped garlic
- 1-2 green chillies
- 1/2 tsp oil
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- Pick the mint leaves and wash thoroughly.
- Freshly squeeze the lemon juice and set aside.
- Finely chop the garlic and roughly chop the green chillies.
- Dry roast the raw peanuts in a pan till they change colo and remove from heat . Once it cools down, remove the skin of peanuts.
- Heat oil in a pan and add chopped garlic and saute for 4-5 secs.
- Then add the washed mint leaves and fry just till the mint leaves wilt. Remove from flame.
- Blend this mint-garlic mixture, roasted peanuts, green chillies, lemon juice and salt along with water to a fine paste consistency.
- Peanut mint chutney is ready to be served.
2. Adjust the quantity of water while blending the chutney to get a thicker or thinner consistency.