Shengdanyachi Chutney is a dry flavorful chutney from a Maharashtrian kitchen , where peanuts are the star ingredient. The Chutney has a good shelf life.
Sheng is the maharashtrian name for peanuts and this chutney is a must in every Maharashtrian house . Each and every ingredient in this chutney has a special place in the chutney , peanuts definitely are the star ingredient . What needs special attention while making the chutney is that one should pulse the mixture in short bursts , so that the nuts do not release their oil . Make sure the mix is slightly grainy and not a powder .
I got this recipe from our blogger friend Pradnya and trust me the recipe is a total hit . The garlic lends out a amazing aroma and flavour to the chutney . I had served this chutney with the Maharashtrian spread for the theme Flatbreads and More , where I made 26 Indian Flatbreads .
When it comes to travel Food , I always like to carry some pickles and chutneys . They make a great accompaniment and since it is moderately spiced the kids too enjoy it.The Shengdanyachi Chutney is a wonderful chutney to be carried while travelling by train or by road . You could sprinkle the chutney over bread or some Paratha , you could serve it with Dhapate , like I have done . The chutney is super delicious and flavourful !
1 cup raw peanuts
4-5 whole red chillies
4-5 cloves garlic
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Devi mirch
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp salt
Roast the peanuts on medium heat using a pan . Alternatively you can roast them in an oven too .
Allow them to cool .
Once cool , rub between your palms so that we can get rid of the skin .
Blow off the skin .
Using a mixer put the peanuts ,garlic pods, jeera and red chillies, and pulse a few times until they turn to a rough mixture .
Add the salt, deggi mirch and turmeric and grind further until it forms a grainy powder and everything is combined.
Make sure to pulse in bursts , else the mixture might release oil .
Store in a airtight container .
The shelf life of this dry chutney is about 2-3 weeks .
This chutney can be enjoyed as an accompaniment with any meal or with the Maharashtrian flatbread Dhapate.
This is my Day 1 post for Kids Delight Travel Theme.
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