Pickles,Jam & Chutney powder/ VIDEO RECIPES



Seriously mornings are getting busier day by day.Cooking,packing lunch boxes,making every one get ready on time ,serve on time ,rush to bus stop on time.. Uff.. looks like time runs super fast in the mornings..with that,its making us all run on toes. In these scenarios,Chutney powders always come to my rescue,when i don’t have any time left to cook a side dish.You can find at least one type of chutney powder stocked up in my pantry always.Prepare at one shot and store for few months.Today i share with you all one of the simplest and yummilicious chutney powders of all ” Peanut Chutney Powder / Kadlekayi or Shenga Chutney Pudi ” .


Peanut chutney powder also known as shenga chutney pudi or shengdana dry chutney is actually a North Karnataka and Maharashtrian Cuisine.That’s the advantage of having relatives from different regions.I got to learn this recipe from my granny (who’s from North Karnataka) through my Mom. In fact my last two typical north Karnataka recipes , Jolada rotti and ennegayi palya are  also from my granny’s cook book . She was a very good cook.

This version of chutney pudi is actually a quick fix when compared to my normal lentil chutney pudi ,but coming to taste, this is very addictive.With just a few ingredients you can easily prepare this versatile mix and use it with anything everything.Serve as an accompaniment with your dosa,idlis,jowar rotis,chapathi or sprinkle a spoon of it to pep up your stir fries,salads or quickly use it to thicken your curries and gravies.I infact use it in vadapavs and sometimes in sabudana kitchdi too. Wow !! isn’t this spice powder really handy ?? Don’t you think its worth to store them in your pantry too? Here goes my recipe of peanut chutney powder aka magic powder ..a teaspoon of which that can work wonders !!

Check Out the Video recipe here :



Smitha Kalluraya
5 from 2 votes
Course condiments
Cuisine karnataka


  • 2 cup Peanut Ground nut
  • 1/2 cup Roasted chana dal / Bhuna hua Chana / Putani
  • 8 - 10 flakes Garlic, , peeled .
  • 10 - 18 Red Chilli, mix both spicy + red color giving chilli variety ( guntur + byadgi variety)
  • a  handful Curry Leaves
  • lime size Tamarind
  • 1 tsp Cooking oil
  • to taste Salt


  • Dry roast peanuts in a kadai or microwave , till the skin peels off or brown spots appear on them.
  • Dry roast fried gram a little, till they get crispy.
  • Add a teaspoon of oil to the frying pan. Keep the flame on low and roast red chillies and tamarind.Mid way,add curry leaves, and continue to roast till red chillies,tamarind and curry leaves have turned crisp.
  • Transfer all the roasted ingredients into the frying pan including raw garlic.Next ,fry the mixture for another 1-2 mins and take off from the heat.Garlic will not get crisp,it will be  little raw only.Allow the mixture to cool completely before grinding.
  • Transfer the above mixer jar,add salt and pulse it to a medium coarse powder, don't make it too smooth. That's it Peanut chutney pudi is ready.Store it in air tight container. If handled properly can store for months together.
  • To serve mix a spoonful of peanut chutney powder with a dash of ghee / butter /oil/curd and serve as an accompaniment for Idly /Dosa/Paniyaram/Jowar Roti etc ...even hot rice.


  1. Grind the peanut mix only after it is cooled well. Else oil will come out of it while grinding.
  2. Grind the powder to a medium coarse consistency .Making too smooth will convert into lump coz of oiliness in it.
  3. If you wish you can add 2 tbsp roasted dry coconut / kopra too. Roast and add.
  4. In case you don't like garlicky taste, you can omit it. Instead add another handful of curry leaves.
  5. To make it a more quicker version than the above : just buy ready roasted peanuts.Also instead of roasting red chillies, can use red chilli powder .
Thanks for reading the post....plz drop your valuable comments.. it really motivates me...Also If you liked this post, I would really love it if you could share it ...Thank you !!
Love ~Smitha

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  • Reply
    Sony P
    June 27, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I can have this anytime…… Looks tempting!!

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    Linsy Patel
    June 27, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Looks very nice

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    Vidya Chandrahas
    June 27, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Chutney powder looks tempting and inviting.

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    June 27, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Amazing idea for easy chutney if we have this powder handy..

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    Priya Suresh
    June 27, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Love this flavourful chutney, can have anything with this chutney.

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    Priya Shiva
    June 28, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Awesome! nice recipe..

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    Nalini Somayaji
    June 28, 2014 at 9:05 am


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    Shobha Kamath
    June 28, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Very flavourful chutney. Loved it.

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    Vibha Sp
    June 28, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    luks yumm , it will dominate on al curries , so much tasty , v dont add kadle , but v add dry coconut

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    Babitha costa
    June 28, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    i normally use peanut in my lentils chutney powder just love it.Nice clicks

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    sangeetha pn
    June 29, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I had once had when one friend of mine had got it from India which her mom had prepared and she shared the recipe with me and I prepared it and enjoyed alot, recipe was almost similar with slight variation in proportions 🙂 so I feel this is an awesome chutney

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    Eli Z
    June 29, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    What a great idea. Never tried a chutney like this , but there will for sure be a first time!! YUM!!!

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    nandoos Kitchen
    July 1, 2014 at 5:10 am

    nice, tasty and healthy chutney powder..

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    Jyothi Kiran
    April 13, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Lip smacking taste!! Fell in love with it 🙂

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    arvind shah
    May 13, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    This sengdana chutney is very tasty and can be eat with chapati parotha as snacks

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    Mehjabeen khan
    December 1, 2015 at 8:36 am

    So easy n yummy….thanks smitha

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    Manjula Harpanahalli
    February 26, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Lovely. I like all your recipes!

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    February 28, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I tried making chutney powder for the first time & tried this recipe. I must say your instructions are very clear and the chutney powder is very very tasty.
    I did add 2tbsp of dry coconut and the overall flavour is amazing.

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    Vijaya Lakshmi
    April 8, 2017 at 4:41 am

    I tried it for the first time and followed your recipe, its really tasty ,very tasty . Thank you for very clear instructions.

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    Kaveri G
    August 16, 2017 at 12:26 am

    I tried this recipe following exactly same measurements and it came out very yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Very simple ingredients but tasty.

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    August 23, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    I really love this recipe. I have friends from both Maharastra and Karnataka, who introduced this addictive peanut chutney powder. I wanted to try this, ur post will really help me a lot. Thanks for sharing

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    November 6, 2017 at 3:01 am

    This tip is amazing. “To make it a more quicker version than the above : just buy ready roasted peanuts.Also instead of roasting red chillies, can use red chilli powder” I made this for shavige and it was so Yummm. Thanks

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    February 12, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    For how many days can we preserve this chutney powder?

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    September 4, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Do we need to store it in the refrigerator ?

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    May 22, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Great website discovery for me! Like your photos and step by step explanation. We use this in sandwiches.

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    Akshatha Kulkarni
    September 8, 2020 at 7:00 am

    It’s better to prepare, daily my family members ask chuntney pudi…

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    June 16, 2021 at 9:34 am

    5 stars
    This was super yummy! I love it 😀

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    November 24, 2021 at 11:27 am

    5 stars
    Your recipe helped me get the best groundnut chutney podi .!!!! Thanks a lot.

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