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Recipe: Chef Brar's Peanut Curry

January 10, 2023 13:03 IST

Chef Ranveer Brar's Peanut Curry doesn't contain coconut milk or cream.

There's no added sugar, and the gravy gets its sweetness, unusually, from the caramel syrup.

Spicy, it's the ground peanuts that add the creaminess.

From north to south, east to west, all of India makes some variation of a peanut curry. In Maharashtra they refer to it as a variety of amti. In Tamil Nadu it's called Verkadalai Kuzhambu and is laced with garlic.

Served with steamed rice, peanut curry goes well with chappatis as well.

Chef Brar, who will be seen on the new season of MasterChef India, in pre-show interviews said he feels Indian cuisine is 'ahead of its times'. He also declared everyone must eat Khichdi and Kathiawadi Kadhi once before they die.

Photograph: Kind courtesy Hershey India

Peanut Curry

Serves: 2-3


For the curry

For the spiced peanut coconut paste


For the spiced peanut coconut paste

For the curry

Editor's Note: Instead of caramel syrup, you might like to opt for a tsp or 2 of jaggery.

For sourness add a little imli paste or kokum water.

For additional flavour, add 2 tsp grated ginger and 8-10 curry leaves.

This peanut curry can also be the base for a peas curry or Mirchi Ka Salan.

For those allergic to peanuts, use cashews. If allergic to nuts, use edmame. 

Chef Ranveer Brar is an author, television personality and restaurateur with over 25 years of experience in the food industry.