Cilantro peanut chutney is a perfectly fresh and herby addition to anything you choose to dip in it. A mix of cilantro and mint is given a boost by garlic, onions, green chiles, and peanuts. Yes, peanuts. It’s fantastic, trust us.
I have shared a coriander chutney recipe in every cookbook that I’ve written. This clearly illustrates how big a fan I am of this simple yet powerful little chutney and also that there are many different ways of making it. I have a small bowl of this chutney in the refrigerator at all times, and you’ll be surprised how amazingly well it goes with absolutely anything you are eating.–Chetna Makan
Recipe Testers' Reviews
This cilantro peanut chutney is bright, complex, and totally addictive. We enjoyed it so much that we ate it with warmed naan the next day as a snack.
From start to finish, the recipe took me 35 minutes (most of which was time spent picking leaves.) In the future, I will shave the top of my cilantro bunch into my blender. This will save a bit of time and produce less waste. I find the delicate tops of cilantro stems flavorful and edible.
I made the recipe as written and I chose to remove the stem and seeds from my green chile. After blending, I found that I wanted a bit more salt and lime. I suspect each batch will vary a bit depending on the strength/freshness of the aromatics, herbs, etc. This is easily resolved. I added a pinch of salt and lime to taste.
I kept our chutney in a glass jar in the refrigerator. On day 3, it was noticeably less vibrant. The taste had mellowed and become grassier, and the color had darkened. My solution for this is that going forward I'll just eat it within two days—and that won't be a problem. We tried this (separately) with chicken, naan, and eggs before we ran out. It's so good you could eat it on a piece of wood! I can see myself stirring this into soups, putting it on rice, dipping veggies i
This cilantro peanut chutney is a wonderful sauce to have on hand and it goes well with so many things! And it couldn't be easier to make. We ate this on fish, chicken, vegetables, potato and on top of an omelet and it was delicious on all of the above. The herbs and tiny bit of spice will really liven up your food.
Originally published July 13, 2021