Dry Spicy Peanut Chutney/ Shengdanyachi chutney/ Spicy Peanut butter

If you ask any maharashtrian to talk about one quick fix snack of short break tiffin item that they carried to school, you will be assured to hear of chutney poli (roti), rolled poli, chapati with tup (clarified butter) and chutney on bread.

The place of spicy garlic chutney (which is essentially dry powder) or peanut chutney is pretty important in Maharashtrian kitchen.
Between the two, I personally prefer this spicy peanut chutney. I am not huge peanut butter fan, so if you are like me you can try this option to know how a bit of red chilly can alter the taste of what is smooth creamy buttery nutty paste.

1 cup dry peanuts
1/2 cup red chillies
2 tspn salt
1 tbsp white sesame seeds (optional)
1 tbsp grated dry coconut (optional)
5-6 garlic cloves (optional)
1 tspn dry mango powder (optional)
1 tspn roasted cumin seeds

1) Dry roast the peanuts until they are nice and crispy. It gives out a nice aroma.
2) Rub the peanuts to peel off the skins. 
3) Dry roast all the ingredients individually (except salt)
4) Grind the peanuts to a coarse powder and the other ingredients finely. I normally grind the rest of the ingredients and then add the peanuts and pulse them for a few times.
5) Add the salt and mix well.

Store in airtight container, this stays well for a month or more..


Nice delicious chutney. .and the best is it can be stored. I too would love to spread this on my toast.
Srivalli said…
Pradnya, when I selected peanuts, I was hoping to read some classic ones, and you have not disappointed me..:)..I love this chutney and made it when making Vada pav..I guess being neighboring states, we share the affinity for peanuts..:)
Priya Suresh said…
I can having anything prepared with peanuts, this chutney looks simply out of the world.
Very interesting chutney , love to try it sometime . Bookmarked !
Pavani said…
That is such a traditional and yummy looking chutney.
Harini R said…
interesting way to make chutney powder!
Nice and flavorful chutney...
Kalyani said…
heard abt the red dry chutney (kopra-garlic version), but this is being bookmarked - love savoury / spicy chutneys that can be preserved !
Usha said…
I love spicy chutneys and I am salivating thinking about this cutney with bread! :)
Chef Mireille said…
would love this spiced up version better than plain old peanut butter

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