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Peanut chutney

It’s always a pleasure meeting people and then many leading into a beautiful friendship. Well blogging has just been that for me. I have had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people and many have gone to be my good friends today. Yes one of them is Jehanne, the owner of the beautiful blog – “The Cooking Doctor”.  After all our comments on each others blog, chats, calls and finally we met up (yes we did plan to meet up before but somehow we had to postpone).  Many of you know her by now and I don’t think I have to add more but yes she is such pleasant and wonderful person to talk too. Undeniably I treasure such moments and friendships.
Over to the recipe; this condiment is for all the peanut lovers out there and comes from my mom’s kitchen. It’s perfect to go with your idili or dosa. I even love it with my rice.

You need –

  • Peanuts – 1/2 cup (skin removed)
  • Fresh grated coconut – 1/3 cup
  • green chili- 1
  • Small piece ginger
  • Tamarind – 1/2 teaspoon
  • salt to taste
  • Dried chili – 1 or as per taste
  • Curry leaves – 5-6

For tempering

  • Oil – 2 teaspoon (I use coconut oil)
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • dried chili – 2
  • curry leaves – 5-6

How to –

In a pan dry roast the peanuts till slightly golden. Remove and set aside. In the same pan add the grated coconut, 5 curry leaves, dried chili, tamarind and fry till the coconut start to just brown. Turn off the heat; put the peanuts, coconut into the blender and with just enough water blend till a smooth paste.
Heat oil in a small sauce pan, add the mustard seeds. Once they start to pop add the dried chili and curry leaves.Turn off the heat and add this to the chutney and stir well.
Serve immediately with dosa or idili.

Rava Dosa

You need –

For the batter

  • Semolina/Rava – 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour – 1/2 cup
  • All purpose flour – 1/4 cup
  • Yogurt – 1/4 cup (beaten)
  • Onion – 1 medium ,minced or finely chopped
  • Green chili – 1, chopped
  • Ginger – finely chopped, 1 tablespoon
  • coriander leaves – chopped, 2 tablespoon
  • Curry leaves – 1 twig, chopped
  • cumin seeds – 1/4 teaspoon
  • water – as required for mixing
  • salt as required

Oil/ghee for drizzling

How to –

In a bowl mix the above ingredients under “for the batter” with enough water and set aside for an hour.

Heat the dosa griddle. Take I ladle of batter and spread into a circular motion (If you are not using a non-stick pan then add a teaspoon of oil and then spread the batter), Drizzle oil/ghee along the edges of the dosa, cover and cook till the base begins to brown.

Uncover and flip the dosa over and cook briefly for a couple of seconds. Flip it back and fold it into half and remove the dosa from the pan.

Into a serving plate and serve hot with your favorite chutney.