Monday, January 24, 2011

Nuts with a Twist

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Mothers are magicians. Isn't it? My new slogan of the year.  To make her child eat the good food, she becomes creative and thinks 1000 ways to improve her cooking skills.
That reminds me of two  recent posts from my other blogger friends : 
One is very talented Sourav C. Pandey  of love with me and life :) 
There are many blogger friends, who tries everyday with some new recipes for their kids and family. But Its not possible for me to write here about everyone.
Three cheers to all the mothers who cares and puts their extra time and hard work.
Hats off to all the mothers in the world.
Why am I writing all this? Because, the recipe I am giving here is for my younger daughter who does not like to it nuts.
I always keep almond powder in my kitchen to add it to many recipes for my daughter.
But last week, I thought of making it more interesting. My younger daughter loves peanut chutney powder. I thought of adding all the nuts to it to make it healthier. But, it was not only her, we all loved the chutney so much that it got over in a day. I took little to the school for my lunch box, and my colleagues did not allow me to have it.

Here is the recipe:
Peanuts - 1 cup
Dalia(Puthani) - 1 cup
Almonds - 3/4 cup
Cashew nuts - 1/2 cup
Pista - 1/4 cup
Garlic - 10 cloves(small), small one.
Curry leaves - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Dry red chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Tamarind - small lime size
Cumin seeds -1 tsp

Method :
Dry roast the peanuts till you get nice aroma(take care not to burn). Once cool, remove the skin by crushing it. Keep it aside
Dry roast almonds just for a minute.
Mix the nuts in a plate.
Put in a grinder and grind it for 30 seconds. Once nuts get half powdered, add all other ingredients and grind into smooth powder. It won't come out as a dry powder as the cashew nut and Pista leaves oil.
Have it with chapati, dosa, Idly or hot rice. Its yummmmm and healthy chutney powder.

Keep Smiling,

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