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Importance of Spices

Spices not only add flavor to our food but are also good for our health.

I will take you on a tour to make 3 exciting and EASY chutneys which you can use as a side-dish and can be an accompaniment for the main food as well.

What is a Chutney?

Chutney is a condiment used in Asian cuisine that usually contains a mixture of spices and vegetable and/or fruit. They are either wet or dry and have a coarse to fine texture.

These chutneys go well with pasta, rice, bread, or any meat of your choice.

Ingredients for 3 chutneys

  • bunch of coriander/cilantro
  • 9 oz peanuts
  • 2-3 teaspoon red chilly flakes
  • 3-5 green chillies
  • according to taste salt
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 8 oz shredded coconut
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 2-3 dates
  • 1 onion
Grinding all the ingredients.
Grinding all the ingredients. | Source
Coriander Chutney
Coriander Chutney | Source

Coriander Chutney

1. A bunch of coriander

2. 3 oz peanuts

3.Half an onion

4. 1 Tomato

5. 2-3 dates

6. 3 green chillies OR 2 teaspoon red chilli flakes

7. half lemon squeezed

Crush ALL the ingredients from 1-6 in a grinder. Squeeze the lemon and add salt according to taste.

8 oz shredded coconut peanuts red chillies
8 oz shredded coconut peanuts red chillies | Source
oil and mustard seeds poured over the coconut chutney
oil and mustard seeds poured over the coconut chutney | Source
close up of the coconut chutney
close up of the coconut chutney | Source

Coconut chutney

  1. 8 oz shredded coconut
  2. 2 teaspoon of red chilli flakes OR 2 green chillies
  3. 3 oz of peanuts

Crush ALL the above in a grinder. Add salt according to taste.

In a frying pan Add 1 teaspoon of oil. Add 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds and let the seeds crackle in the oil.

Take the pan off the stove and pour it on the coconut chutney.

Tomatoes, peanuts, green chillies/red chillies, onion ready to be crushed
Tomatoes, peanuts, green chillies/red chillies, onion ready to be crushed | Source
crushed paste
crushed paste
oil with mustard seeds coated on the tomato chutney
oil with mustard seeds coated on the tomato chutney | Source

Tomato Chutney

  1. 4 tomatoes
  2. 3 oz peanuts
  3. 3 green chillies OR 2 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  4. Half an onion

Crush ALL the above in a grinder and add salt to taste.

In a frying pan Add 1 teaspoon of oil. Add 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds and let the seeds crackle in the oil.

Take the pan off the stove and pour it on the tomato chutney.

ALL the Chutney's

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 tablespoon
Calories 10
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 1 g
Carbohydrates 4 g1%
Sugar 5 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Cook Time for ALL chutneys

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: Serves 8-10 people

Rate this recipe

4.4 stars from 8 ratings of 3 Chutneys

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anglnwu 4 years ago

I love chutney-thanks for sharing these authentic chutney. I'll definitely to trying these out especially the coriander chutney. Thanks and rated up.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Ruchira--Interesting hub! I'm sad to say that, although I've heard of chutney, I really didn't know what it was. Is it good ON things like bread or pasta? Is it good with meat? Is it good eaten alone? Nice hub. I like the nutrition box!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Angi,

Thanks for your vote of confidence. I am glad you like the above and chutneys are my favorite too. Good luck and enjoy them!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Vicki,

Chutneys can go on ANYTHING. It actually adds flavor to any bread, meat, pasta, rice and any food you like to eat.

Good luck.

You just gotta collect the above ingredients for a specific chutney and grind them...it's that simple!

Thanks for stopping by


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I never had chutney, but I like the word simple in your title!! Simple to me is usually pizza or Burger King. Sounds interesting!!:)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

It sure is simple Linda :)

Infact, it's simpler than making pizza and or driving to Burger king...lol

just gotta crush the above and voila you could use it in anything :)

Cheers!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I guess I'll admit straight out of the chute that I have no idea what a chutney is but I'll be doing an online search shortly to find out....THEN I'll use your recipes. I'm sure they are delicious and I'll let you know. Thanks for the new adventure in cooking! Peace to you my friend on this Sunday!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, Ruchira, I love chutney, I can't get enough of them, so this is great! simple yet delicious! voted up!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

sounds simple enough for even me.. to do this :) thanks Ruch..:) Frank


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I must admit that i never heard of chutney, but you make it sound good. Thank you Ruchira..


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

I have several options for chutney here. I can't wait to share this hub with my mom. Thanks for share with us. Rated up and useful!

Prasetio


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Bill,

I am glad you found what it really means. I guarantee you that just crushing the above will make a sensuous dish which could be used in all your main dishes.

No cooking required, just crushing :)

Thanks for stopping by!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Nell.

I am glad you like it. I love it too :)

Enjoy, my friend!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

I am glad Frank you found the above interesting :)

Enjoy!


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

I like chutneys and often eat them with dosas and idlis. My favorite chutneys are coconut chutney & tomato chutney. I eat corinder chutney often for health! My mother make chutneys in a different way. I like your somewhat different way of preparation of chutneys and decided to try them.

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & interesting. Voted up and Socially Shared.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

Hello Ruchira,

This hub is surely a simple but to the point recipe to spice up Indian touch in life. It is really nice to have a home made recipe. Rated 5 stars. As usual voted up and useful.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

haha...thanks Ruby.

I guarantee you that is worth the grinding ;) You will love it, dear friend!

Good luck and enjoy!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks prasteio30, I am glad you found the above useful. Goodluck and am pretty sure you will enjoy it :) cheers!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Ishwaryaa,

I am glad that we share the same boat :) Cheers!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Shampa,

Always a pleasure to get your support on the above :) Thank you, dear friend!


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

Im excited to try something new :) And I love the way your Hub is all spiced up with the new recipe capsules!


Katie 4 years ago

I love chutneys since they go well with my meat and rice. These recipes sound simple. Will gather them and grind them as my 1 week supply. Thanks!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hey Ruchira! I have been wondering forever what Chutney was for and what it would taste like! This is really cool - I bet I would love it. I have to try now!

Thanks - I have been curious for a while and never tasted it or tried because - well it just doesn't sound all that tasty "chutney" hahaha! Thank you!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Ardie. I am happy that you like the above.

I am pretty sure you will love this recipe...it's just a grind away...lol

Enjoy!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks KAtie for your vote of confidence. I am glad you like the above.

Enjoy!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Kelly, Curiosity is good and I am glad that this curiosity will itch you to try the above...lol

Good luck, my friend.

I guarantee that you will relish the above...just gotta collect the ingredients and grind them :) Cheers!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I love chutney and these recipes sound delicious, thank you and voted up.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Thanks for the lovely Recipe. I always see Chutney in the Sauce Dept in shops, but have never bought one. I think it's time to change that. Something new.... Hope it's not peppery. :-)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Lesley,

I am glad you have heard of the above and wishing you the best!

Enjoy!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Elena,

I am pretty sure you will love the taste of this. It's sweet and a little spicy. You could moderate the usage of chillies if want it less spicy.

good luck!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Hi Ruchira, I have always thought of chutneys as sweet, but according to your ingredients, not necessarily-so I may give these a try--I love spicy--just not sweet--


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Yes, usually chutneys are sweet and spicy.

I am fond of spicy chutneys thus, the above.

Hope you enjoy them :) good luck!


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Thank you for these fantastic recipes for chutney, Ruchira!

Voted up, pinned, pimped and shared :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Martie. I am glad you liked the above recipes.

Cheers and good luck in savoring these delicious chutneys :)


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

I am not really familiar with chutney but since you pointed out that it comes from Asia?i might look it up in the market...useful hub Ruchira...


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Racin,

Yes, chutneys go well with dry foods and I am sure you will relish it, my friend.

cheers!


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

I love cooking and these recipes sound great. Thank you.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I love chutneys and never knew how fast one could make them. Thanks for your recipes. I'll be trying them soon.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Acaetnna,

I am pretty sure you will LOVE them :) These chutneys are sweet and spicy just like your hubs ;-)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Yes, Susan Once the ingredients are put together. It "just" needs grinding :)

I am glad you were aware of the name and good luck with the preparation.


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

This sounds like something that is very useful to have Ruchira! Can chutneys be stored in the refrigerator for more than a couple of days? Thanks for these recipes! Sounds so delicious and I like the fact that they are not so sweet.

Voted up and sharing

Tina


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

These look really good. I have eaten each of these, but haven't tried them with peanuts. I will have to try it that way.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Tina,

Yes chutneys are edible for a few days IF kept in the refrigerator. However, should be consumed in 5-7 days since, the spices in the chutney tends to make it watery overtime.

I guarantee that you will relish it, Tina. They go with just about anything.

Good luck :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Shasta,

I like my chutneys to be a little crunchy thus, the above diversion ;)

Good luck :)


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Angela Kane 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

I first tried chutney a few months ago and it was very good. I like to try new foods at home and I have been searching for a good recipe for chutney. Thank you very much and this hub has been voted up and useful.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Mmmm for sharing this gem I have to save and vote up.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Angela,

I am delighted to know that you have heard of the above. I am pretty confident you will LOVE them :)

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the recipes. They sure a just a grind away.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Eiddwen,

I am glad you like the above recipes. Wishing you luck in grinding them and enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by with your vote of confidence!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

My husband is not that fond of coconut so I won't be making that one, but your other two recipes that you gave us sound like we would both enjoy them. Thanks! Voted up and SHARING.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Nice recipes! Thanks for these homemade chutneys.


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

These chutney recipes sound fabulous, and I love the Asian food that goes with it, too! Thank you...voted up and across the board.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Peggy,

I agree coconut is not relished by all. Coriander/cilantro is good so you will enjoy it. Tomatoes contain lots of antioxidents so, should also be good.

Enjoy :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks RTallloni. I am glad that you liked them :) cheers!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks vespawolf. I am glad you like the above...cheers!


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Chutney is great with many meal types and can really liven up a relatively plain meal!

Shared, up and useful.


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Ah! Ruchira! What a refreshing, spicy, tangy hub :) Coriander chutney is my absolute favorite... followed by tomato... and when I venture into south Indian Restaurants then 4 to 5 cups of coconut chutney is no big deal....

These Indian chutneys go well with absolutely anything...

for me personally

1. coriander chutney with SAMOSAS(Indian Triangles)

2. Tomato Chutney with Khasta Kachauris( And when I am in my hometown in Bihar... i love LITTIS)

3. Coconut Chutney with dosas idlis utthapams...

lovely hub...

going to have samosas right away :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

I love healthy new recipies with some FLAVOR. Great suggestions Ruchira!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I will have to admit, when it comes to cooking... I am rather dull when it comes to spices... occasionally I will throw stuff in there or if I have a specific recipe that calls for it... but when I create something, sometimes I don't even use salt and paper. Interesting hub with some great recipes!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

A delicious selection of recipes. I like the coriander version the best because that's the most unusual to me. Voting this Up and Useful.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Totally agree, Brett. This sure can delight any meal :)

Thanks for the share and votes...appreciate it!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

haha...sure Rahul chutneys can compliment any meal and I also drool on coconut chutney when I am in a restaurant...lol

I am glad you liked the above...cheers!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

I am happy Tammy that you love healthy recipes :)

Good luck in its preparation...cheers!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Apologize for the late reply!

Hi Stacy,

Your Eclairs rock, girl so, I would definitely put you up on a podium as a good cook.

Hi Alocsin,

Thanks for your vote of confidence, always a pleasure to get a boost up from friends :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I've never had chutney, but I'm willing to try, thanks to you! Thanks for the info.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Mary,

I assure you that you will relish them :) good luck


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SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

I love chutney, but have never tried to make my own, since I thought it would be complicated. However, these recipes sounds very easy to make. Very useful! Thanks for sharing.


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

Ruchira, THANK YOU so much for these chutney recipes. I only had one recipe in my book and have wanted different recipes for a long time. Great presentation! Voted UP and shared! Lisa


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Yummy delicious chutney's. I can almost taste them, wish I had a samosa to dip in. A delicious hub. Voted up.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Sannel, I am pretty sure once you have all the ingredients gathered around the grinder...these recipes will be just a grind away. not at all complicated. very easy to make. wishing you well, my friend!! Thank you for the sharing and votes.

Hi Rusticliving, Thank you for the shares and votes. I am happy that this recipe could connect with you :) pleasure is all mine, my friend. Cheers!

Hi Vellur, thanks my friend for finding it utterly delicious. Samosa and pakodas are just a hand away...lol


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Just_Rodney 4 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

Great hub, and the tomatoe chutney would be on my next "braai", as a side dish with the "Stiff Porridge, or as Sotherners (USA) call it Grits", I enjoyed this hub.


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breathing 4 years ago from Bangladesh

Chutney is something very tasty to me. I am from Bangladesh So, very familiar with "Chutney" and I have a very weak point about "Tomato Chutney." "Coconut chutney" is new to me. I will try it home because I like "Chutney." Thank you very much for sharing with us.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Just_Rodney. Welcome and I am glad you could associate this recipe in your daily meal. Cheers!

Hi breathing, Welcome!

I am glad you like the above. Good luck in trying out the new chutneys :) I am sure you will enjoy them!


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

I love to cook and plan to try all three of the Chutney recipes! So I can use them on both meat and vegetables?


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

well said Angela. These chutneys can be used on meat and vegetables.

good luck in it and thanks for dropping by.Cheers!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Thanks for the recommendation. I will definately add this one as well! :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

I am glad you liked it, BBG :)


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Hi Ruchira,

I'd like to see the variation in taste of these chutneys because of the peanuts. We have not used peanuts in any of the chutneys. I am sure I'm going to like it as I love peanuts.

Voted up & interesting.


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Ruchira 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Rajan

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