Monday, June 23, 2008

Peanut Chutney

Peanuts are versatile ingredients,that go from making a good snack like the masala peanuts to being used as a topping to enhance flavors as while making the capsicum aloo sabzi and also in making tasty chutneys that work very well when paired along with items like dosa's,idli,upma etc.They are said to be an excellant source of monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fat which are very essential for a healthy heart.You can get the entire article on the health benefits of peanuts here.

Peanut Chutney~Mungphali ki chutney
Ingredients and Method to make peanut chutney
1/2 cup peanuts dry roasted
1 small onion
1/2 inch ginger
3 tsp grated coconut
3 tsp sesame seeds
5 small green chillies (or according to taste)
salt to taste
4 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds (for tempering)
1 tsp udad dhal (split black gram lentil) (for tempering)

Heat half the oil,add the sesame seeds,when it starts to splutter add the onion and the ginger

Saute the onion until transparent.Add the grated coconut and the green chillies and saute for about a minute.
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Keep aside until cool.

Grind the sauteed onions and the dry roasted peanuts until smooth.Add water to achieve required consistency.Add salt to taste

Heat balance half of the oil,add the mustard seeds when they begin to splutter add the udad dhal and saute for about a minute until the dhal is golden brown.Remove and pour this on the peanut chutney,mix well and serve.

Notes:This chutney tastes best fresh or within a day or two if refrigerated.

5 comments :

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

Yummmy! I love peanut chutney.. i make coconut+peanut combination.. never tried peanuts with onion.. great idea Usha.

Usha said...

Thanks Mahimaa !!

Andhra Flavors said...

good idea peanut with onion. will try soon:)

Usha said...

Thanks AF,do try and let me know :)

Ramya said...

Was searching for this recipe. Will try it out soon.

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