Thursday, May 01, 2008

Palli Pachadi (Ground Nut Chutney)


Roasted and peeled groundnuts (peanuts)-1 cup
Green chillies-4
Coriander seeds-1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds-1teaspoon
Tamarind-small berry sized
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Garlic cloves-2
Salt-1 tablespoon

For seasoning:
Dry chilli-1 (break into pieces)
Cumin seeds-1/2 a teaspoon
Mustard seeds-1/2 a teaspoon
Urad dal-1/2 a reaspoon
Gram dal-p1/2 a teaspoon
Curry leaves-a few
Oil-1 tablespoon


1. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the green chillies until they turn light brown in colour on a low flame.
2. Add cumin seeds and coriander seeds and fry for one minute.
3. Add the tamarind and garlic cloves and fry for a few seconds.
4. Turn off the stove and let the fried ingredients cool.
5. Grind them into a thick paste by adding the salt and sufficient water.
6. Heat the remaining oil in the same pan and add all the seasoning ingredients. Fry them for a few seconds add this to the ground chutney.
7. Mix well and serve it with ravva idly, dosa or vada.
8. If you make this chutney using dry chillies instead of green chillies, it goes well with plain rice. Make sure that you use less water for grinding in comparision to the chutney that we make with green chillies.

Ravva Idly...


Note: Don’t forget to slit the green chillies before frying them in the oil to prevent popping.


Kalai said...

Looks wonderful! Will try this out for my husband (he adores this chutney!). :)

Mandira said...

easy and delicious, my favorite kind!

Asha said...

YUM! My "to try" list is growing!:D

Daily Meals said...

Please do give it a try, Kalai! It's simple to preapare.

You are right, Mandira! It's easy and delicious.

So happy to see you back Asha!

Prajusha said...

chutney looks delicious and hope it tastes good with dosa and iddli..
check my blog.have tagged u.

Sagari said...

beauifullll chutney

Latha Narasimhan said...

Nice chutney and a good tip about green chillies.! Looks like I have missed quite a few posts! :))

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Prajusha said...

chembha rice is brown rice and it is available in mustafa.

Daily Meals said...

Yes Prajusha, this chutney goes very well with idly, dosa and even with upma. It's the most regularly made chutney in our house.

Thank you Sagari!

Hi Latha, it has been a long time...How are you?

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Private chef!

Thank you Prajusha!

Uma said...

Just the way I make peanut chutney, of course I don't use garlic! Looks great!

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Uma!