A simple condiment
Peanut chutney is a condiment which comes from the central part of India. My MIL makes it all the time and R loves it too. Peanuts are used a lot in the Maharastrian and south Indian cuisine. Its full of protein and also quite simple to make and it has a long shelf life.
It can be used just as a side dish, you can add some oil and water to it and also use as a sandwich spread. It tastes great with warm rice topped with ghee and this. I also add a tbsp full while making couscous.
Here is what you will need for a medium sized bowl.
2 big handfuls of raw peanuts
3-4 cloves of garlic
3-4 dried whole red chilis
1/2 tsp sea salt, whole
1/2 tsp roasted cummin seeds
Roast the peanuts either on a pan or bake it in the oven at 180 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Keep an eye on them.
Let them cool down, when you run them with your fingers the skin should peel off easily, that means they are done.
Rub the peanuts between the palms of your hands and peel off their skin.
Peel and half the garlic pods as well.
Roast the cummin seeds.
Now add everything in a mixer/grinder Jar and blitz it for a minute or two.
I like my chutney a bit coarse but that's entirely a personal choice
I served mine with quinoa dosas but it can be served with about anything
The amount of chilis and garlic can be used at your will.
Keep it in an airtight Jar.