Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Peanut Garlic Chutney Powder / Shenga Chutney Pudi

One of my friends who is from north karnataka introduced me to this. As usual, I just asked her what the ingredients are and came up with my own proportions. It is one of the powder we use regularly at home since it doesn't need lot of time to make it. Here is how I make it..

  • Roasted peanuts - 2 cups (I buy already roasted and skinned peanuts)
  • Dalia or hurigadale - 1 cup
  • Garlic - 10 pods or more if you are a garlic lover
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp or more to taste
  • Sugar - 1 TBSP
  • Curry leaves - a few 
In a mixie jar / blender jar / dry grinder, take the peanuts, dalia, garlic, cumin, salt, red chilli powder, curry leaves and start pulsing till you get fine crumb like powder. If you are doing it in batches, add couple of garlic cloves to each batch so that it doesn't get too oily for the batch you added garlic in. Check for the salt, chilli powder and adjust if necessary. Add Sugar and mix well and store in an airtight container. It stays at room temperature for 3 months without any problems. If you want to store for longer, refrigerate it. This goes well with idli, dosa or good with some rice.

You can eliminate garlic and use hing instead if you do not like garlic. Can omit cumin too if you do not like cumin.
If you like a wet powder, decrease or totally eliminate dalia/hurigadale.

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  1. The Chutney powder with roasted peanuts and garlic sounds yummm:)

  2. WOw this chutney powder sounds truly yummy..

  3. Wow.. this chutney powder looks tasty and yumm

  4. Bread inda hididu idli, dose elladakku beku namge ee chutney pudi :D.

  5. I would definitely say, I enjoy baking more than cooking..a nice event. My recipe is on its way!

  6. Powder looks yummy and delicious...

  7. Yum! How these unassuming podis taste are always a surprise...loved your version.

  8. HI, Tasty and yummy powder.But,You used in this recipe raw garlic? can preserve this powder with raw garlic 3months ?
    Pls clear my doubt.

    Thak you.

  9. Lakshmi, Yes. You can preserve this for 3 months even when it is fresh garlic. That is how my friend makes and that is how I have been making for more than a year now. Let me know if you try it out.


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