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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Peanut chutney

Peanuts (called Verkadalai in Tamil and kappalandi in Malayalam) are a store house of protein.
This chutney using peanuts is very simple and quick to put together. It requires only 4 ingredients including salt and is thick, creamy and mild tasting. It goes really well with dosa/idli.

What you need:
Peanuts/groundnuts - 1/2 cup
Red chillies - 3 (adjust to taste)
Curry leaves - a few
Salt

Either dry roast or roast in half a teaspoon of oil,the red chillies and curry leaves. Then reduce the flame and fry groundnuts until they are well roasted. Let it cool. Add salt and blend until smooth.
This, along with adai was our dinner tonight.
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16 comments:

Harini said...

its a regular at home but I prepare it by adding green chillies and tamarind and many other ingredients for variation!

lata raja said...

Awesome tasting chutney, a very welcome change from routing thengai chutney.

Suma Gandlur said...

Yummy one. One of our favorite sidedishes to go with dosas / idlies.
Thanks for trying dhibba rottes. I am glad that you liked them.

Archana Vivek said...

very nice and simple.

jayasree said...

No coconut in this chutney? As you said, it looks very creamy. Should try it sometime.

Priya said...

Can have two more extra ildis with this flavourful chutney,my fav..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Never made chutney with peanuts...looks yumm...

Vimitha Anand said...

Simple yet awesome chutney... My favie...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Absolutely love this chutney, simple and amazing with practically anything.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Interesting chutney,new to me.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Superb proteinaceous chutney.. long time since I had it..
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vaishali sabnani said...

chutneys are welcome with or without food....this one looks really good!

sowmya's creative saga said...

had tasted at a friends place..goes well with dosas..looks yumm

sanjeeta kk said...

Love this chutney..and the variation in it.

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Pavani said...

I'venever made peanut chutney this way.. Looks simple and delicious.

Suparna said...

yummy groundnut chutney...would try ur version :P