Roasted Peanuts & Chana Dal Powder - add healthy fats to your plate

Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
2-3 persons

Peanuts are a natural source of healthy fats. You could easily do away with refined oil by using more of peanuts in your kitchen. They are also a great source of proteins, fibre and nutrients. Its, therefore, a wise call to incorporate peanuts into your diet. This pocket-friendly, humble ingredient is easily available and is versatile enough to be used in numerous ways!

Peanut based chutneys can be prepared in various combos and textures. They go well with a range of dishes - Indian as well as Western! Here, is a recipe of peanuts and roasted chana dal chutney. Make it as spicy as you like and serve with chillas, dosas or other snacks!​​​​​​

  • Peanuts: 1 cup
  • Roasted gram (chana dal): ½ cup
  • Red chillies: 7 to 8
  • Sesame seeds: 2 tsp
  • Kopra: 2 tsp grated
  • Tamarind: marble sized
  • Jaggery powder: 1 tsp (optional)
  • Rock salt to taste
  • Curry leaves: 1 sprig
  • Heat a wok and dry roast peanuts till they peel off or till brown spots appear on them. Transfer to a wide plate.
  • Now in the same wok, put roasted gram (channa dal). Just warm them for a while and remove from heat.
  • Now add kopra and sesame seeds one after the other and roast them till they turn slightly brown.
  • Dry roast red chillies along with curry leaves. As the red chillies puff up switch off the flame.
  • Let all the roasted ingredients cool down. Add all the roasted ingredients along with jaggery, salt and tamarind into mixer and grind it to a fine powder.
  • Peanut chutney powder is ready, store it in an airtight container and serve as a quick side dish with a snack of your choice.

Eating guide

  • Food group: peanuts (legumes)
  • Peanuts, technically belong to the legume family. However, nutritionally as well as for culinary purpose they are considered a nut! Like other nuts, peanuts are a good source of fibre and nutrition.
  • They could be combined with other food groups and can be consumed along with cooked meals as well!

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