- 2 cups Peanuts
- 1/2 cup roasted chana dal / bhuna hua chana / putani
- 1 tsp cooking oil
- 10 - 18 red chillies (use a mix of both spicy + red color chilli varieties, such as guntur + byadgi varieties)
- Lime-size tamarind
- A handful curry leaves
- 8 - 10 cloves garlic
- salt to taste
Peanut chutney powder, from the cuisines of North Karnataka and Maharashtrian, is also known as shenga chutney pudi or shengdana dry chutney. This tasty version of chutney pudi is actually a quick fix when compared to typical lentil chutney pudi. With just a few ingredients you can easily prepare this versatile mix and use it with anything. Serve as an accompaniment with your dosa,idlis,jowar rotis,chapathi or sprinkle a spoon of it to perk up your stir fries,salads or quickly use it to thicken your curries and gravies. Infact, I use it in vadapavs and sometimes in sabudana kitchdi too. Wow!! Isn’t this spice powder really handy?? Here goes my recipe of peanut chutney powder, aka magic powder, a teaspoon of which can work wonders!!
- Peanut is a major ingredient in this chutney and it has quite a number of health benefits. It contains protein and fiber and research has shown that eating peanut actually help dieters lose weight. Peanuts also contain other nutrients like Vitamin B6, vitamin E, iron, magnesium, etc.
How to make Peanut Chutney Powder