Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Palli (Groundnut/Peanut) chutney

This is one of the easiest recipies i have learnt from my maternal aunt who was a bad cook when i was a kid, but now she has mastered the art of easy and tasty cooking(she makes yummy biryani in pressure cooker in a jiffy) She is very multi-talented a classical dancer who knows Bharathanatyam and kuchepudi, she works as a statistical officer for the government of Andhra Pradesh and she is a double Post Graduate, she used to design and stitch beautiful dresses for us
phew the list goes on and on on what she can do..and she is a chutney queen..makes yummy chutneys out of anything :)


Groundnut - 100gms
jeera - 1 tsp
tomatoe(US size) - 1 large (cut into four)
Dried Red chillies - 2 to 3
Tamrind paste - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp

oil - 4 tsp
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Jeera(cummin) - 1/4 tsp
curry leaves - 4-6 leaves
Dry Red chilli - 1


fry the peanuts/groundnut in a 1-tsp oil and keep a side, in 1/2 tsp oil fry the Jeera and red chillies for 20-30 seconds, in the other half tsp oil, fry the tomatoes for 2 mins
Grind all the above into a smooth paste with little water, tamrind paste and salt heat the oil for tempering add the ingredients and then add it to the chutney (also tastes good without this step)

Serve along side Dosa/idlli/Rice/Roti :)

Recipe By: Mrs. Shalini
Posted By: Brinda