Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Daanyachi Chutney (Peanut Chutney)

As promised in my last post, I am posting the recipe for a family favorite---daanyachi chutney. This is a dry chutney and can spice up almost any meal or snack. There are two versions that I am going to post along with the numerous ways to enjoy it. So here goes...

Ingredients: (this is my mom's version)
1cup Roasted and skinned peanuts
1 clove garlic
2 tsp Cayenne pepper (adjust according to taste)
Salt to taste

Method:
Grind together the peanuts, garlic, cayenne pepper and salt in a mixer or food processor. Pulse the mixture to avoid too much oil coming out of the peanuts. Check for taste and adjust accordingly. Daanyachi chutney is ready!

My mother-in-law's version:
Skip the garlic and instead add 1 tsp of Jeera (Cumin seeds). Rest of the ingredients and method remain the same.

The two methods can also be combined and this chutney can be made by adding both garlic and cumin seeds.

Ways to enjoy this chutney :
  • Apply some tup (ghee) to a hot poli (chapati) from the griddle and sprinle some daanyachi chutney on it. Roll it up and sink your teeth in. I always had this when my mom used to make polis at home.
  • Mix the chutney with some dahi (plain yogurt) and eat it with chapati or bhakri. Alternatively, you can also add some finely chopped onion and some tadka to it. This is how my hubby loves it and this is a great side dish.
  • Spread some unsalted butter (especially the home made white butter) or tup (ghee) on a toasted slice of bread, and sprinkle this chutney on top. You have a spicy and tasty toast/sandwich.
  • Mix in a little chutney in Dahi-Bhakri, or Curd rice. It gives a nice kick to the dish.
I hope you all enjoy this extremely simple and delicious chutney recipe.

32 comments:

Suganya said...

I think I will like it on bread. You don't get to have easy and spicy breakfast so often :)

Richa said...

my fav way to enjoy it is on bread, yummmm :) aplya kadcha local bread goes very well with this!! as u said hee chutney itki multipurpose ahey, always livens the meals!

Madhu said...

Oh I like the texture Tee, I will be expecting some friends for snack this evening.. this will be prefect as spread for sandwich. Thanks

musical said...

I love danyachi chutney with tup and hot bhaat! and with bhakris too! ekdum yummy and you even presented different varieties! I'll try with cumin next time.

Mishmash ! said...

My husband would love this as he likes anything with peanut...thanks for sharing :)

Shn

Laavanya said...

This is new to me.. looks good Tee.

bee said...

i've been looking for this recipe. thanks.

TheCooker said...

A favourite in our family as well!
Liked both versions.

Dee said...

I love this chutney, goes with anything!

Siri said...

Such a simple chutney and spread for almost everything.. Also a tbsp of this chutney in any curries wud give nice flavor..:D

Roopa said...

one of my favorite chutneys :)

sra said...

Tee, I've had this with yoghurt and chapathi at a friend's house - didn't know it was so simple to make.

timepass said...

Nice recipe. My friend also used to make this chutney.

Raaga said...

I love it already... and being a confirmed garlic and cumin addict, I think I may combine the two :-)

Rajitha said...

mmm..i think i will try this one out..will add some oomph to plain curries...

Asha said...

I would love to add both Jeera and Garlic!:D
Looks yum.

Padma said...

I like this chutney so much esp with bhakaris, I had this at my friends place in Kalyan. hey Tee which place do u belong from Maharashtra. I was wondering if you can blog the chutney powder we get in Karjat along with Divaadkar's Batata wada...

Can you post it for me pls?

Latha Narasimhan said...

Never say no to peanuts! Go nuts over peanuts! These are some the new proverbs invented by my family!:D lovely chutney! It will on my breakfast table tomorrow!

Namratha said...

Before I moved to Atlanta, we were in Dallas and I had many Marathi friends, so I've seen all the masalas they use...your peanut powder reminded me of my friends..your posts about Goda masala also was nostalgic for me:)

Manasi said...

आहा!! ही चटनी तर अमच्या घरी एकदम हिट अहे!!
I love it in all forms! tyat kadhi tari jarasa tilkut takla ki navin prakar!! I used to mix 'daneykut, salt, lal tikhat and dahi' to make this chutney and have it with fulkas when ever the vege. at home was not to my liking!

priyah said...

oh yummy..me and miy sis love to have this chutney with bhakris...

Sharmi said...

that sounds like a very simple and elegant chutney.

Seena said...

Haven't tried it yet..looks tasty..

bhags said...

the peanut chtney powder...I eat it with roti just like that

lakshmi said...

thanks for the recipe - you can be rest assured its already staple in our family!! :D

Mansi Desai said...

wow, nice one...I just made peanut and tomato chutney 2 days ago for the first time! came out decent:) wish I'd read your recipe before that Tee!

Linda said...

Hi Tee, I haven't tried a dry chutney yet -- I think it's time :)

Vcuisine said...

A versatile spread Tee. Viji

SeeC said...

Thats a different way of making Peanut chutney.

I could imagine the taste. Lovely

Pragyan said...

That sounds simple and tasty! :)

TBC said...

This is new to me... I can have it with dosas:-)

Yash said...

awesome post. infact all ur posts are very much authentic and yet simple and try to bring out the flavors. i love aapla maharashtrian food...and u just make it all the more easy to cook. pls keep posting all sorts of maha food. jai maharashtra !!!