Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Peanut Chutney / Moongfali Chutney

Peanut chutney is another of my mom's speciality dishes. This chutney is heavily influenced by Maharashtrian cuisine and it uses peanuts as its main ingredient instead of coconut. It is ready within minutes when one doesn't want to spend time grating coconuts. It goes well with spicy dosas (Indian crepes), rava idli, rava upma and I specifically love to have this with sabudana khichdi. I am re-posting this post sending this recipe to My Legume Love Affair hosted by Sra and Susan.

1 cup roasted peanuts
teaspoon chana dal
1 tablespoon grated coconut (optional)
1 teaspoon oil
small piece of tamarind (size of 2 peas )
3-4 tablespoon coriander leaves
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
pinch of asafoetida
5-6 curry leaves
2-3 thai green chilies/ 1/2 Jalapeno or as per taste
salt for taste

Fry the chana dal on low flame till light brown. Roast the peanuts till crisp and brown on all sides.
Grind all ingredients except mustard, oil, curry leaves and asafoetida into a fine paste with as little water as possible. Season the chutney with mustard, curry leaves, asafoetida.


Urmi said...

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I appreciate for your wonderful presentation. Peanut chutney looks yummy and delicious.

Sushma Mallya said...

I love peanut chutney but i do it in a different way...ur version is very nice,will surely try it soon

Bharathy said...

I have tried peanut chutney as such.Coriander combo seems to be quite good! :)
One of my best friends had been highly suggesting the Movie Mamamia to me..though I haven't yet watched!..Glad to know it's one of your fav :)

Supriya said...

@Babli: Glad to know that you liked the recipes.
@Sushma: It will be nice to know your version too. I always love diversity in cooking. I enjoy seeing so many different recipes on the food aggregator. It makes cooking fun rather than a daily chore :D
Bharathy: Yeah, the coriander and peanut combo tastes nice. My mom usually makes this only with rava idli, but in my college canteen at Pune, they served similar kind, but spicier version of chutney with a variety of things...even rava upma.
Do watch Mamamia ..it is a nice comedy movie..very colorful too.

Cham said...

I never added cilantro but seems a wonderful idea!

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

Have had this before and like it very much.

Malar Gandhi said...

I like peanuts chutney they are creamy and tasteeee:)

my kitchen said...

Adding coriander in peanut chutney sounds good,looks yummy

s said...

thanks for this recipe...was searching all over for one..

sra said...

Hi, I've never seen a green peanut chutney, this is a revelation! Thanks!