Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Shenga Hindi | Spiced Peanut Powder | Dry Peanut Chutney : Easiest chutney pudi ever!!

I prepared 4-5 types of chutney powders for our long trip. We are currently having fun & I scheduled couple of posts before starting our trip. Will share more about our trip later.

Shenga hindi is a very versatile powder which could be consumed with almost anything. This chutney powder stays good for a long time. Like any other nuts, peanuts are also rich in protein & contains "good fat".



Ingredients:
Roasted peanuts : 2 cups, (refer notes)
Garlic cloves: 10-12 nos, (refer notes)
Red chili powder: 1 tbsp, adjust according to your needs
Salt: As needed
Sugar: 1/2 tbsp



Method:

Add all the ingredients mentioned above to a food processor & pulse till you get a coarse powder.
Can it get any easier than this?!


Notes:

  • I bought the unsalted roasted peanuts & used them. If you do not have the roasted peanuts, it is very easy to make them at home. Dry roast the peanuts till they turn golden brown.Once cool completely, rub the peanuts  between your palm to remove the skin. Discard the skin & roasted peanuts are ready!
  • I used 10 big garlic cloves. The garlic cloves available in USA are quite big compared to the ones available in India. If you have small cloves, I suggest using 20-25 pods.