Saturday, 25 February 2012

Peanut Coriander Chutney

When we are bored with the usual coconut chutney for idli and dosa  this chutney made  with peanut and coriander is a welcome change.In the postpartum period, peanut can be used in small quantities and mom made this chutney for me.It was such a  yummy side dish and I loved the nutty coriander flavor of the chutney.

The health benefits of Coriander leaves are numerous.
  • It is a natural body cleanser.It removes the toxins and heavy metals from the body.
  • On regular usage,it increases the HDL or the good cholesterol levels in the blood
  • Good source of Iron and Magnesium
  • Has strong antioxidant properties
  • Reduces minor swellings
  • Promotes liver function etc.
So here is the chutney made from this super good leaf....




Mom used:

Peanut,roasted - 1 cup
Coriander leaves- 1 bunch
Ginger- 1" piece
Salt to taste

For seasoning:

Mustard -1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dal - 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves- a few
Oil- 1 teaspoon

  1. Grind together coriander leaves, peanuts, ginger and salt using water.Transfer the chutney into a bow.
  2. Heat oil and put in the ingredients listed under seasoning.When it splutters, pour over the chutney and mix well.
Serve along with idli / dosa


Note:

You can replace half the quantity of peanuts with grated coconut

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#13

Earlier in this series of 'Postpartum Diet' that is a part of Blogging Marathon #13-

Articles:

PostPartum period - An Introduction
Nutritional need in Postpartum Period
Postpartum Diet
Galactogouges

Recipes:

Manathakkali Vatral Podi
Moongdal-Garlic Rasam
Paneer Ajwain Paratha and Vegetable Dal
Paneer Capsicum Rice
Menthiya soppu Bele Palya - Fenugreek leaves-lentil stirfry.

Bon Appetit...


16 comments:

  1. I love this chutney! esp the green makes it so wonderful!

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  2. indeed looks lovely, and would be a great option

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  3. Delicious and wonderful chutney !!

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  4. This is one of the most popular chutneys in Gujrati kitchens..love he peanut in it.

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  5. Nice yummy chutney:) looks delicious.. thanks for sharing the health benefits too..

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  6. Looks yummy. Love the colour.

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  7. I have realised that peanut is the most flexible chutney ingredient ever! Add coriander, or coconut, or tamarind, or even tomatoes or roasted capsicum and voila! You have a brand new flavorful chutney :)

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  8. can't do without this chutney for idli/dosa :)

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  9. i love this chutney and its the best with idlis and dosas!

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  10. Looks yum!!! Never added coriander along with peanut!!! Color looks great!!!

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  11. Awesome recipe dear. Bookmarked

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  12. The chutney looks great.. cant wait to eat idli and chutney now :)

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