The humblest of all nuts, the peanut is a very versatile food ingredient. It is high in protein and fiber.
This recipe of the Peanut Chutney Powder is the simplest and most basic version. It can be tweaked to suit your taste by adding and deleting any of the ingredients. You can add grated and roasted dry coconut or copra too.
The picture above shows the ingredients required for it. The proportions are as shown except that I had to add more chilli powder as this quantity was not enough.
Ingredients as shown in the picture (clockwise)
1. Roasted unsalted peanuts
2. Curry leaves fried crisp in a tsp of oil
4. Jaggery or palm sugar
5. Kashmiri Chilli powder
7. 2 flakes of garlic with skin, fried light brown in 1/2 tsp oil
Grind all the ingredients together into a coarse powder in a mixer/grinder in short spurts taking care not to overdo it as otherwise the oil in the peanut would turn the mixture lumpy.
If you are in the mood for an absolutely simple but yum meal then just mix a few spoonfuls of this peanut chutney powder to warm, cooked rice.
Bet nothing can be more simple and heartening and yet as nutritious as this on a simple and lazy afternoon.
This chutney powder goes well with idly and dosa too with an option of mixing in a spoonful of warm melted ghee or peanut oil.
It should keep well for more than a month.