Peanut Chutney/Groundnut Chutney

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 Indian cuisine can’t be imagined without chutneys. Whether it is a breakfast or evening snack time, most of the delicacies are served with a number of different chutneys or dips. One such chutney is peanut or groundnut chutney. This chutney is generally paired with south Indian breakfast or evening snack like idlis/vadas/dosas or rice
All the South Indian states have their own variations of groundnut chutney. The taste differs with a little change in the ingredients yet the basic method is the same
This simple yet delicious chutney is so easy to make with a few ingredients that you would love to make it quite often. This chutney can be used as a dip or a spread for the sandwiches also.
For this chutney you have to ground roasted peanuts along with  garlic, ginger, cumin seeds and green chillies to get a smooth paste and finally a tadka or tempering is added to it to make it more flavourful

Course – Chutney/Side dish/ dips

Cuisine – Indian

 Prep Time – 5 Min

 Cook Time – 15 Min

 Total Time – 25 Min

 Yield – 1 bowlful

 Author – Bharti Dhawan

 Ingredients

Peanuts – 1 cup or 200 gms
Green chillies – 2 nos.
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Garlic cloves – 2 nos.
Ginger – 1-inch piece
Oil – 1 tsp
Water – a half cup or 100 ml
Ingredients for tadka/tempering
1- Oil – 1 tsp
2- Curry leaves – 5-6
3- Whole red chillies – 2(chopped into small pieces)
4- Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
5- Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

 Instructions

1- Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds followed by green chillies
2- Add peanuts and roast them until their colour changes a little. It will not take much time as we are using roasted peanuts
3- Switch off the flame and let it cool completely
4- Add this to a blender jar with water and blend until a smooth paste
5- Take it out and prepare for tadka/tempering
Instruction for tadka
1- Heat oil in a pan and add mustard and cumin seeds and allow them to splutter
2- Add dry red chillies and curry leaves
3- Pour this tadka over peanut chutney
4- Pair this chutney with idli, dosa, rice or vadas

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