Onion peanut chutney is an easy and simple side dish for idli and dosa. Caramelized onion and roasted peanuts together make a delicious chutney.
How to roast peanuts?
Roasted peanuts are easily available in grocery stores. If you have raw peanuts, you can roast in the conventional oven or microwave oven or on the stovetop using a skillet.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees oven. Spread the raw peanuts on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until slightly crispy in a preheated 350 degrees oven. Take out the peanuts from oven and stir after 7 minutes. Allow to cool and rub peanuts together in your hands and blow off the peanut skin and use in the recipes or store in an airtight container for a month.
- Spread raw peanuts in a microwave safe plate and spread in a single layer. Microwave on high for 2 mins. Take out the peanuts and stir. Continue cooking and stirring every two minutes until the color changes to a golden brown. Allow the peanuts to cool and rub peanuts together in your hands and blow off the peanut skin and use in the recipes or store in an airtight container.
- In a wide skillet, add peanuts and roast over a medium flame until the peanuts color changes to golden brown or crispy. Keep stirring to avoid the peanuts getting burned. Allow to cool and rub peanuts together in your hands and blow off the peanut skin and use in the recipes or store in an airtight container for a month.
Smart Cooking Tips:
1. I used store-bought blanched and roasted peanuts. If you are using raw peanuts, roast and remove the skin before grinding. You can roast in the microwave oven or in a skillet on the stove top over a medium flame.
2. You can use raw tamarind instead of tamarind paste. Saute the raw tamarind with the onion and red chilies.
Easy Chutney Recipes for Dosa:
Chutney is a popular South Indian side dish that serves with idli and dosa. There are varieties of chutney recipes like coconut chutney, onion chutney, and tomato chutney. Chutney recipes are easy and simple to make at home. It is a spicy and thick sauce like consistency that you can find in many Indian restaurants and it is a part of an everyday meal in South Indian households.
Onion peanut chutney is an easy and simple side dish for idli and dosa. If you have roasted peanuts handy, it is easy to make in just 10 mins.
- 1 cup Onion Chopped
- 0.50 cup Blanched and Roasted Peanuts
- 4 no Dry Red Chilies
- 1 tbsp Oil + 1 tsp oil for tampering
- 0.50 tsp Tamarind Paste
- 1.50 tsp Salt (to taste)
- 2 no Garlic cloves Medium Size
- 0.50 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 0.50 tsp Urad Dal
- 1 pinch Asafoetida
- 5 no Curry Leaves
In a small saucepan, heat oil, add chopped onion, red chilies, garlic and saute until the onion color changes to golden brown and allow to cool.
In a blender, add sauteed onion mixture, tamarind paste, roasted peanuts, salt, little amount of water and grind to a smooth texture. Transfer to a serving bowl.
For tampering: In the same saucepan, heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds and when they start to splutter, add urad dal and saute until the color changes to golden brown. Add asafoetida and mix well in the oil. Add curry leaves and give a quick mix.
Add it to the chutney, mix well and serve.