PEANUT / GROUNDNUT CHUTNEY
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This chutney is a recipe from my hubby's Grandma.My hubby likes not only her recipe but loves her a lot.Now she is no more.Thanks to her I am blogging this recipe here.
Several groups of researchers in England have reported using groundnuts or groundnut products in the treatment of hemophilia, an inherited blood disease which causes haemorrhage. Beneficial results have also been reported from the use of groundnuts in severe cases of epistaxis or nose bleeding and in cases of excessive bleeding during menstruation in women.
Groundnuts are considered beneficial in the treatment of obesity. Experiments have shown that weight can be reduced by eating a handful of roasted groundnuts with tea or coffee without sugar an hour before lunch time. It reduces appetite and thus reduces the weight gradually.
Groundnuts are valuable in diabetes. Eating a handful of groundnuts daily by diabetics will not only prevent mal‑nutrition, particularly the deficiency of niacin, but also checks the development of vascular complications.
Groundnuts are also useful in diarrhoea, especially chronic diarrhoea which is more frequent immediately after meals. The patients can benefit greatly by drinking goat's milk in which lemon is squeezed with a handful of fresh roasted groundnuts. This type of diarrhoea is caused due to nicotinic acid deficiency. The groundnuts, which has required quantity of niacin, are valuable in this disease.
Chewing fresh groundnuts with a pinch of salt strengthens the gum, cures stomatitis, kills harmful bacteria and safeguards the enamel of the teeth. The mouth should, however, be washed with water after eating groundnuts.
Groundnut oil can serve as a beauty aid. A teaspoon of refined groundnut oil, mixed with equal quantity of lime juice, may be applied daily on the face once before going to bed. It keeps the face fresh. Its regular use nourishes the skin and prevents acne.
Peanut / Groundnut chutney
1. Peanuts/Groundnuts - 1 cup
2. Corriander seeds - 2 tsp
3. Cumin seeds/Zeera - 1 tsp
4. Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
5. Oil - 1 tsp
6. salt to taste
7. Red chillies - 3 to 4
1. Oil - 1 tsp
2. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
3. curry leaves - 5 leaves.
1. Pour oil in kadai and roast/fry peanut,cumin ,Red chillies and corriander well.
2. Grind the roasted things with tamarind and salt to taste
3. Saute mustard and curry leaves in oil and add that to Grinded paste.
5. Your tasty Peanut chtney is ready to go.