Peanut Chutney or Groundnut Chutney is a very tasty Vegan and Gluten-free recipe from South India. This chutney is made by grinding roasted peanuts, garlic, some lentils, and tamarind together and then flavoring it with South Indian spices.
In a pan dry roast 2 whole red chilies, cumin seeds, garlic, chana dal, and peanuts for 3-4 minutes. Let them reach room temperature and then put in a grinder. Add tamarind paste, water, and salt. Grind to make a paste and take out in a bowl. Check and adjust the seasoning
Heat oil in a small pan. Break one dry red chili into 2-3 pieces and add to the pan along with mustard seeds. Saute for a few seconds and then add asafoetida and curry leaves. Saute for another few seconds. Pour it over the chutney, and mix.
Serve with any South Indian breakfast or snack like Uttapam, Idli, Vada, dosa or spread on your crispy toast.
The sourness of different brands of tamarind paste may vary. You can also use home made tamarind paste too, the sourness of which will also be different from the store brought. So adjust the quantity of tamarind paste accordingly.