We all love the creamy coconut chutney that goes perfectly with our south Indian favourites, including idli, dosa, uttapam and upma. While the creaminess of a side dish never fails to impress, some of us may like a slightly nutty flavour to complement our meals. Peanut chutney is the perfect replacement in this case. Also, when there is no coconut at home, or you don't have time to grate the coconut to make its chutney, this recipe will step in as the ultimate saviour. Made in just 10 minutes, this peanut chutney will amp up your meal like no other.
Just grab a handful of peanuts and some common spices that you are already using to prepare your south Indian fare, and you are set to make a mouth-watering side dish. Want to know how you can make it? Read on.
Quick Peanut Chutney Recipe I How To Make Peanut Chutney:
Here's the step-by-step recipe of homemade peanut chutney:
Step 1 - First take about half cup of peanuts and dry roast them. Keep aside.
Step 2 - Now, saute 5-6 whole red chillies, along with 2 tbsp of chana dal and 1 tsp cumin seeds.
Step 3 - Add half an onion (cubed) and 4-5 cloves of garlic. Saute well.
Step 4 - Now, transfer the spices to mixie jar, add roasted peanuts, along with salt to taste and about 1 tbsp imly paste. You can also soak whole imly in water and use the imly water.
Step 5 - Grind everything to form a paste.
Now you can either use this chutney as it is - or move further to give it a delectable tadka. Follow these steps for it:
Step 6 - In 1 tbsp oil, fry a pinch of hing, some mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves. Pour this tadka over the chutney and serve.
You can also watch the recipe video below to see how it is done. Enjoy!
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