Thursday, November 1, 2007

Kadlekai(Groundnut) Chutney


This particular recipe has been a favorite among all of our cousins and to whoever it has been passed on to. It has a fairly simple procedure and is a good accompaniment for Dose, Idli or even Akki Rotti. Another variation would be to cook the chutney in a particular style which I will mention at the last and have it as an accompaniment for rice.(we call it Chutney Anna in Kannada). I have seen a few of the recipes for kadlekai chutney , here’s my version.I should dedicate this one for my princess daughter Jahnavi who eats dose only for this chutney:-)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Groundnuts
  • 5-6 Green Chillies (you could add more or less depending upon your taste)
  • 10 Curry Leaves
  • 3 flakes of Garlic
  • 4-5 strands of Coriander leaves.
  • ½ inch piece Tamarind soaked in water for at least 5 minutes (optional)
  • Salt as per taste


Procedure:

  1. Dry fry the groundnuts along with the green chillies and garlic until the groundnuts are well roasted.
  2. Set aside the green chillies and the garlic .
  3. Dehusk the groundnuts .
  4. Grind the groundnuts along with the chillies, garlic, curry leaves , coriander and salt adding just enough water to give the right chutney consistency.
  5. You could also add the tamarind while grinding to give a tangy taste. I avoid it.

Variation:

Chutney Anna: Heat 2 Tbl spns of sunflower/groundnut oil in a pan. Add 1tspn of mustard seeds , once it is done spluttering, add a few broken red chillies followed by 1 cup of chopped onions.

Fry until the onions turn pink. Now add the chutney prepared as above to the pan along with a little water so as to give it a pouring consistency. Bring to a boil and simmer for a few more minutes. It tastes excellent with rice.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Thanu,

Your blog looks great!! Will definitely try your groudnut chutney, sounds yum!!!

Great going!!
-Bhavana

Reish said...

Chechi awesome.. keep posting and i will keep trying it. If i am still alive i will leave the comments here :P. Kadlekai chutney rocks !!!

papu said...

Hey thanmayi,
This chutney was the best recipe i have ever had. Perfect ingredients. Just followed the recipe. I did not change a thing. I would give 5 stars if i have to. Good job!!!

-Veena

Raveendra said...
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Rohit said...

It's our favourite now!

-Your neighbours in Westborough :)