Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Shenga Hindi or Groundnut Chutney Powder

Groundnuts or peanuts are rich in nutrients, folate, vitamin E and proteins. Ground nuts have many uses. They can be eaten raw or used in recipes. Groundnut oil is often used in cooking due to its high monounsaturated content. 
Let's see the recipe now :)                                       
What you need:
Groundnuts-1 cup
Tamarind-a small berry sized
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Garlic cloves-8 small sized
Salt to taste
Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
Jaggery powder-1 teaspoon
Chilly powder-2 teaspoons

  1. Roast the groundnuts in a pan on low to medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Turn off the stove and allow them to cool.
  2. When they are warm, crush them little by little in between your palms and remove the skin.
  3. Transfer all the ingredients into a mixer jar and grind into a powder.
  4. Allow the powder to cool for five minutes and transfer it into an air tight container.
  5. Serve this powder with steamed rice or roti (chapathi). You can dilute this powder with curd or butter milk and have it with idly or dosa too.
Note: You can also add curry leaves and asafoetida (hing) to this powder.

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