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Peanut Amti

Shengdanyachi amti recipe - a simple and easy peanut curry for Navratri fasting from the Maharashtrian cuisine.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: side dish
Cuisine: indian, maharashtrian
Servings: 3 to 4
Calories: 263kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


  • ¾ cup peanuts
  • 1 green chili
  • ½ inch cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 2 cloves (lavang)
  • 1 teaspoon powdered jaggery
  • 2 to 3 kokums * check notes
  • 1.5 cups water
  • ½ cup water for grinding
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • rock salt (sendha namak) as required
  • few chopped coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Dry roast the peanuts in a pan on a low flame till golden. Don't burn them.
  • Remove and let the peanuts cool.
  • Then just rub the peanuts between your palms. Their skins will peel off. Do this with all the roasted peanuts. The skins have to removed from all the peanuts.
  • If you can get peanuts without their skins, then its easy.
  • Take the peanuts in a grinder and powder them coarsely.
  • Then add green chilies, cinnamon, cloves and 1/2 cup water in the same jar.
  • Grind the peanuts along with the rest of the ingredients to a smooth paste.
  • Heat ghee in a pan.
  • Splutter the cumin seeds in the ghee.
  • Add the peanut paste followed by 1.5 cups water.
  • Stir very well.
  • Then add the kokums, salt and jaggery.
  • On a low flame simmer the peanut curry for 7 to 8 minutes with stirring at intervals.
  • If the curry thickens, then thin it slightly by adding little water.
  • Serve the peanut curry garnished with coriander leaves with vari rice or vari pulao.


* if you do not have kokum, then substitute with tamarind or tamarind paste. Just add a small piece of tamarind to the peanuts while grinding. For tamarind paste, you can use about 1/4 tsp of it and add when you add water.


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 836mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg