coriander peanut chutney

Coriander Peanut Chutney

Introduction

Coriander peanut chutney is widely used in all parts of India. Let it be dosa, idli, appe or sandwiches, this chutney is served with all of them. It is also called cilantro peanut chutney.

Coriander (aka Cilantro) is a herb that is generally used to flavor and garnish the dishes, especially Indian dishes.

Chutney is a condiment and is multi-purpose as it is served with many platters. There are myriad of chutneys. But today, we will be preparing coriander peanut chutney.

coriander peanut chutney

This chutney can be spread over a slice of bread while making sandwiches. This enhances the taste of the sandwich.

The essential ingredients in this coriander peanut chutney is coriander, peanuts, garlic, ginger.

In this blog, we will see how to make coriander chutney.

Recipe

Preparation Time:5-7 minutes

Overall Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

-4 tbsp of coriander

-4 green chilies, chopped or slit

-2 cloves of garlic, large-sized

-1 tbsp of ginger, crushed or grated

-5 tbsp of Daliya split

-3 tbsp of peanuts

-1/2 tbsp of cumin seeds

-Salt as per taste

Step 1: Put all the ingredients into a mixer pot. Adjust salt as needed.

 

add ingredients into mixer

Pour little water. Grind it in the mixer. If you find the texture very thick, then add little water to the pot and grind it again.

Now chutney is ready. You can prepare a separate “tadka” (a.k.a tempering)  and just add to the chutney. However, this is optional.

If you wish to go for tadka, then just follow the below steps.

Step 1: Heat a pan on medium flame. Once the pan or kadhai is hot, pour 2 to 3 tbsp of oil to it. Add cumin seeds to the oil. Instead of cumin seeds, you can even use mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add curry leaves and dry red chilly to it. Let it saute for 30-40 seconds and pour this tadka on your chutney.

Make tadka for chutney

Chutney is ready to be served.

Key Points

1.On adding Daliya to chutney the texture of chutney becomes a bit thicker. If you are using daliya in chutney then you can reduce the amount of peanuts used.

2.If you like spicy chutney, then add more green chilies

3.Garlic and ginger enhance the taste of chutney. So do not skip them.

Health Benefits

Coriander

1.Good for digestion

Coriander leaves chutney promotes digestion. Apart from this, it is rich in Vitamin C and K.

2.Good for immune-boosting

Coriander has antioxidants that boost the immune system. It is anti-inflammatory.

Peanuts

1.Source of proteins

Peanuts have abundant proteins. Keep in mind that some people are allergic to peanuts and should not consume it.

2.Low on Carbs.

Peanuts are low in carbs and even good dietary choice for people with diabetes.

Split Bengal gram

1.Fat and cholesterol-free

This is fat and cholesterol-free and hence helps you in losing some extra weight.

2.Rich in B-complex vitamins

This dal is very rich in B-complex vitamins like B1, B2, B3 and B9 that plays an important role in glucose metabolism.

Considering all the benefits from the ingredients, one should add this chutney to your list.

So do give it a try and let me know how it tasted. 😊

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