March 05, 2013

Peanut Ginger Chutney

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This spicy ,sweet ,tangy chutney / dip is a very good accompaniment for dosa ,idli,adai ,chapati etc or simply can be mixed with piping hot rice and ghee.The sweetness from the peanut,dry red chillies and ginger for spice and a little tamarind for the tangy combine and give a nice taste and flavor to this chutney.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : Nil

Peanut Ginger Chutney


1 cup peanuts
1/4 cup channa dhall/bengal gram dhall
10-12 dry red chillies (spicy variety)
2 inch ginger piece
tiny ball of tamarind
jaggery - small piece
1 tbsp grated coconut


  • In a skillet heat a little oil.
  • Roast the peanuts until crisp and keep aside.
  • Roast the channa dhall until golden brown. Take care not to burn them.
  • Roast the dry red chillies until the pungency is lost and they are lightly crisp.
  • Mix all these and cool for about 10 - 15 mins
  • Blend into a coarse powder by adding ginger,salt,jaggery and tamarind.
  • Add in the grated coconut,little water and grind the chutney.
  • Check the salt and add if needed.

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