Today on menu Peanut Mint Coriander Chutney! Chutney needs no introduction does it?
Back home, the state where I grew up, Chutney/Chammanthi plays a more prominent role and its grounded exclusively with a mortar and pestle made out of stone called as ” Ammikkallu /Arakallu” which seems to enhance the natural flavors and adds exceptional taste to the chutney rather than the chutney prepared using a mixer.
Well, this chutney is slightly different from regular mint coriander chutney and has vibrant color and flavor. The combination of nutty flavor of the roasted peanuts with the flavored mint & coriander leaves makes this a rich, easy and spicy relish..It pairs well with with Idli, dosa or Chapati/Roti, or as a spread in sandwiches.It can be had with rice too.
How to make Peanut Mint Coriander Chutney Recipe – Peanut Mint Cilantro Chutney :
- Roasted Peanut : ¼ cup
- Cilantro Leaves : ½ cup
- Mint Leaves : ½ cup
- Red Small Onion /Shallots/ Pearl onion : 5 (chopped)
- Green Chilly : 2-3 nos
- Tamarind Pulp : ½ tsp /Tamarind : small piece (blueberry size)
- Cumin Seeds : ¼ tsp
- Garlic : 1 clove
- Salt to taste
- Heat oil in a pan, splutter cumin seeds, add garlic, chopped shallots and fry till raw smell goes.
- Add roasted peanuts, mint leaves, cilantro leaves, salt and saute for couple of minutes and switch off heat.
- Allow to cool, transfer the mixture to blender and add tamarind.Blend/grind with little water till smooth paste.
- Serve with Idli, dosa or roti, bread, or as a spread in sandwiches and Enjoy.
Do try this Peanut Mint Coriander Chutney and am sure it will be loved by kids and adults equally.Enjoy!
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