Maharashtrian Recipes: Are you looking for a healthy way to spice up your meals? Are you tired of the same old chutneys you've been having? Do you love the flavour of roasted peanuts? If yes, we have the perfect solution for you: Maharashtrian Shengdana Chutney. This dry chutney combines the goodness of roasted peanuts and whole dry red chillies with a little garlic and cumin. You can sprinkle it on top of your theplas, parathas, cheelas, etc. and you can also relish it with some dal rice. People even pair it with dosas and sandwiches. And if you want a moist texture, simply mix it with some oil or ghee. The possibilities are truly endless! Another great thing about this homemade chutney is that it's nutritious too. Find out more below:
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Is Peanut (Shengdana) Chutney Good For Health?
May boost heart health
Peanuts are a heart-friendly ingredient due to their high content of healthy monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. They also contain Oleic acid, which can increase the levels of good cholesterol in the body. The antioxidant content of chillies is said to prevent blockages in your blood vessels and arteries.
Can aid in weight loss
Along with healthy fats, peanuts are rich in protein. They can help curb your appetite and keep you satiated for longer. They also give you a sustained energy boost. All of these characteristics make peanuts a good addition to your weight-loss diet. The capsaicin content of chillies is also believed to help those wanting to shed extra kilos.
Good for your skin
Peanuts contain vitamin C, vitamin E, resveratrol and healthy fats that can make your skin glow and work against ageing. Chillies also contain vitamin C, and thus add more benefits.
Peanuts, garlic and cumin are said to boost one's immunity, reduce inflammation and protect the body from a variety of diseases.
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Have we convinced you how great this chutney is? Now, here's how to prepare it:
How To Make Maharashtrian Style Peanut Chutney | Easy Recipe For Dry Shengdana Chutney
Dry roast peanuts for around 10 minutes, or until they turn brown on the outside. Take care to stir them around constantly to avoid a burnt flavour. Allow them to cool and then peel them well. In a grinder, blend garlic, whole dry red chillies, cumin seeds (jeera), red chilli powder, turmeric (haldi) and salt to taste. Add the roasted peanuts and blitz until you get a coarse powder. Enjoy this dry peanut chutney immediately or store it in an airtight container for future use.
Another easy-to-make peanut chutney is farali peanut chutney. Click here for the recipe. As for Maharashtrian-style chutneys, you must give this fiery garlic chutney a try - full recipe here.
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