|Peanut- Garlic Chutney|
(Note- Those red chilies are just to add the brightness in the picture- don't eat them just like that..:)))
After I wrote Red chard (pale bhaji) post, I could not wait to try some kind of chutney. I made this nice blend of peanuts and garlic with shredded coconut ,red chillies, salt, sugar and a hint of tamarind. It is the best chutney I have ever made. Hope you like it too.
Here are the ingredients-:
- Peanuts- 1/4 cup
- Garlic cloves- 4 big
- Dry coconut- shredded - 1/4 cup
- 1 red chili
- Tamarind- add as per your taste, I added couple of small pieces of deseeded tamarind
- Salt to taste
- sugar to taste.
You can certainly change the quantity of red chili and garlic as much as you like. That will only make it spicier or milder depending on whether you increase or decrease the quantity. I wanted a medium version, so I only used 1 red chilly and 4 cloves of garlic.
Dry roast shredded coconut, peanuts, garlic cloves and red chili separately and then add them into a blender. Add salt, sugar and tamarind. Grind everything very well. Give it a stir in between and grind again. Grind the mixture to a consistency as seen in the picture above.
Store in an airtight container. Enjoy with paratha/ scallion pancakes, roti, bhakari, or rice. Or simply just layer the chutney along with Desi ghee( tup) on a slice of whole grain bread for the breakfast. Good mix of protein (Peanuts) ,good carbs (Whole grain bread) and good fat (Desi ghee) to kick off your day..:)