May 10, 2013

Celery and Peanut Chutney

Celery is one such vegetable which I came to know of only after coming to the US.    Having pretty much used in salads or soups,  my first attempt to include in regular Indian cooking was in the sambar.    In recent times though, I have tried to come up with dishes like Celery Coriander Thokku, Celery and Potato Podimas, and more recently the Celery  Tomato Rice.   Today, I have attempted to camouflage this vegetable in yet another way......  



1 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup peanuts
1 red chilli
1 tea spoon tamarind paste
salt to taste

Take a spoon of oil and saute the celery with little salt for 2 minutes. Add the red chillies and the roasted peanuts and saute this again. Add the tamarind paste and little more salt.  Let this mix
well.  Grind this to a paste adding little water.

Season with mustard seeds