Bengal Gram Peanut Curry Recipe | How To Make Bengal Gram Peanut Curry For Idli, Dosa & Meduvada

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Bengal Gram Peanut Curry is a quick, delicious, and excellent substitute for Coconut Chutney. Serve it with the classic South Indian breakfast of idli, dosa or medu vada to pair together for a hearty healthy meal that is naturally vegan too.

Bengal Gram Peanut Curry Recipe | How To Make Bengal Gram Peanut Curry For Idli, Dosa & Meduvada

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 25 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 40 mins
Servings: 3
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Boiled peanuts have a special taste. In this curry we are using Bengal gram along with peanuts. Whole red chilies and peppercorns are roasted and ground to spice the dish. This delicious curry can be had with chapatis or rice. Peanuts contain heart-healthy fat and can be generously used in various recipes.




  1. Heat 1 tsp oil and fry channa dhal and urad dhal till brown. Add red chilies, peppercorns and fry. Cool and grind to a paste along with fresh coconut adding some water.

  2. Heat remaining oil and crackle mustard, curry leaves and cumin. Add asafetida and fry for 2 seconds.

  3. Add peanuts, Bengal Gram, chilles and mix well. Add some water. Stir in the ground masala paste and turmeric. Boil till the masala is blended well. Add salt to taste. Add some more water and boil if the gravy turns thick.

  4. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with chapati or rice.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories 186kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 369mg16%
Potassium 129mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 12g4%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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