Jun 23, 2010

SPICY GROUNDNUT POWDER/SHENGA CHUTNEY


You can find this spicy mix in almost all houses in north Karnataka and also the southern part of Maharashtra, its can act as a sidedish with chapatti or rotti served with curds or ghee, and also substitute of sambar or saar with rice,its very easy to make and tasty, many variations can be made with this spicy powder by adding a hand full of roasted chana or putani or kadlepappu and also u can add a handful of dry coconut flakes and also with rosted sesame, its and act as a spread on bread or also as topping for mosaru avalakki and upama,
Ingredients
Roasted and peeled groundnuts                     2 cups
Curry leaves                                                 2 tbsp
Garlic pods                                                  12-15
Red chilli                                                      12-15
Cumin seeds                                                2 tsp
Coconut  flakes                                            5 tbsp
Salt                                                             to taste
Method of preparation
Dryroast the groundnuts on medium flame and cool and remove the outer cover,
Dry roast the curryleaves, red chillis and coconut flakes,
Grind all the ingredients in a mixie together to coarse powder,
Store in airtight container.

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