Friday, April 19, 2013

Almond Chutney / Badam Chutney

This is one of the simple side dish, if your kids don’t like to eat nuts feed them this way they can’t figure it out. It looks like coconut chutney but rich and healthy nuts are hidden inside. Most of them think nuts will add up fat but it contains good fat, taking them regularly is good for health. When following diabetic diets, adding nuts in your meal is good, you will not feel appetite for longtime since fat takes long time to digest this is been recommended by doctors too.


½ cup
Grated coconut
½ cup
Garlic pod
1 small
Dry red chili
Curry leaves
as per taste
To Temper:
1 tsp
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
a pinch
Urad dhal
1 tsp
Curry leaves
Dry red chili (optional)



  1. Soak almonds with enough water for 2-3 hours, remove the skin and grind to course powder add coconut, chili, salt, curry leaves and garlic.
  2. Grind to course paste with enough water.
  3. Heat oil and splutter all the ingredients in the list and add to ground chutney.
  4. Serve it with idli, dosa, uppma or pongal.

  • Instead of soaking for 2-3 hours even you can microwave for 1-2 minutes.
  • You can reduce the coconut or even leave that, but you will feel a nutty taste and crunchy texture. Since we don’t like that texture I use to add coconut.
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Manjula Bharath said...

delicious and so very healthy chutney :)

Aara Shaikh said...

Looks delicious :)

Preeti Garg said...

Wow.. Badam chutney is delicious thanks for linking with us

vaishali sabnani said...

almonds must be tasting good in the chutney..I too use them for some chutneys..but have never tried in coconut one.

veena krishnakumar said...

very new to me, Will try it ...looks good

Rajani S said...

Never tried almonds in chutney...a new one for me..