Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Kadalai Chutney - Peanut Chutney

#KadalaiChutney  #PeanutChutney [ #GroundnutChutney ] 

I always used to prepare coconut chutney with fried gram only.
For a change, if chutney is made with kadalai ( ground nut or peanut ) then the taste is very good with a nice aroma.
Here is the recipe as given by my dear daughter

Kadalai chutney [ peanut chutney ]

Ingredients :
Ground nut ( kadalai )                    : 75 gms ( appox. 1/2 cup )
Coconut grated                              : 1/4 cup ( can take some more also )
Red chilly                                      : 2 to 3 ( adjust to your taste )
Tamarind                                       : marble size
Salt                                               : 1/4 tsp ( adjust to taste )

For tempering :
Mustard seeds                               : 1/4 tsp
Urad dhal                                      : 1 tsp
Curry leaves                                  : 8
Oil                                                : 2 tsp

Method :
Keep a kadai on a slow flame.
Dry roast the nuts ( if its raw ) without oil well till its skin can be removed easily and nice aroma comes out.

pacha kadalai (raw ground nut )

If the ground nut has already roasted one then slightly heat it.

roasted kadalai

Transfer the nuts onto a plate.
Fry red chilly till its pungent aroma comes out. 
Now take all the ingredients in a mixer jar and run without adding water.

Then add less than quarter cup of water and again grind well.
Adjust salt and add little water if needed. Run till all ingredients are ground well.

Kadalai chutney [ peanut chutney ]

Transfer into a serving bowl.

Now keep a kadai on slow flame with a tsp of oil.
when the oil becomes hot add mustard.
Once it splutters add urad dhal.
When the urad dhal turns golden brown add curry leaves.
Now pour the tempering over the chutney.

This chutny goes well with dosai and somewhat with idly.

Other chutney varieties you might like to try

Thakkali Kothamalli Chutney [ Tomato Coriander leaf Chutney ]
Tomato Coriander
leaf Chutney
Thakkali Karuvaeppilai Chutney [ Tomato Curry leaf Chutney ]
Tomato Curry
leaf Chutney
Maangai spicy Chutney [ Raw mango spicy Chutney ]
Raw mango spicy Chutney
Vengaya Chutney [ Onion Coconut Chutney ]
Onion Coconut Chutney
Vengaya Sigappu Chutney [ Onion Red Chutney ]
Onion red
chutney