Peanut Garlic Chutney

Tangy, sweet or spiced, chutneys are versatile condiments that you can use to add flavor to a variety of foods, far beyond traditional Indian curry dishes. A favorite condiment in the western-Indian state of Maharashtra is called shengdaana lehsun, also known as a peanut garlic chutney. This particular chutney is often sprinkled on top of plain boiled rice together with ghee, an Indian butter that is drizzled over the rice.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry coconut
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup roasted , salted peanuts (coarsely ground)
  • 1 head of garlic  (15 to 20 cloves)
  • 2 dry red chilies
  • Salt to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. First, roast the coconut over low heat until it begins to turn a golden color
  2. Second, roast the sesame seeds the same way you roasted the coconut.
  3. Mix all of the ingredients, except the peanuts, and grind them in a food processor
  4. When done, add the peanuts and make sure to mix well.
  5. Lastly, season the chutney with salt for taste.

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