‘Peanuts’ are great for health and usually we have them as snack. Well, here we give you another variety of chutney that is made with peanuts as main ingredient. This chutney has the freshness of coriander, punch of chilly and the nutty flavors of peanuts. A generous tempering with some assorted spices enhances the flavors. Easy & quick recipe and tastes absolutely divine. Worth a try!
Did you know, ‘Peanut’ unlike its name, is not really a nut but a legume and like most legumes, an excellent plant based source of protein. However, it is often classified as a nut because it possesses all the qualities of true nuts, like almonds. Being extremely versatile, they are often used as an ingredient in peanut butter, candy bars, chocolates or even sold in the form of ‘chanas’ and ‘chikkis’ by roadside vendors.
They are also known as ‘Mungfali‘ in Hindi, ‘Pallelu‘ in Telugu, ‘Kadalai‘ in Tamil, ‘Nilakkadala‘ in Malayalam, ‘Kadale kaayi‘ in Kannada, ‘Singdana‘ in Gujarati and ‘Shengdaane‘ in Marathi. Peanuts contain vitamins, minerals, nutrients and anti-oxidants and thus are a significant source of energy.