Zambian Tomato and Peanut Relish ~ Z for Zambia

>>  Tuesday, September 30, 2014

When I decided to make the Zambian Chapati, I knew I had to make a relish along with the lentil dish that I had planned. This Tomato and Peanut Relish is almost like the way we make at home, except for the addition of soya sauce. I felt that soya sauce replaced the tamarind we use. Rest of the chutney was almost similar to taste.

This also stays good over days, when refrigerated. So make this more if you want and store it for later use. Of course the chili powder mentioned wasn't enough, so I added green Chilies as well. Konda was saying that it was sacrilege to intent of trying a new country. I said I can't be serving a dish that might not be equal on a spicy level.

In this particular relish I made, it is written that peanuts are added when there is no meal available. I felt it took off on the peanut attachment we have. 

Tomato and Peanut Relish

Ingredients Needed:

Onion, sliced - 1 medium
Tomatoes, chopped - 4 -5 nos
Roasted Peanuts, ground - 1/2 cup
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Soy sauce - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Green chilies - 2 medium (my addition)
Salt to taste

How to make Tomato and Peanut Relish

Heat a non stick pan with oil, saute finely chopped onions till soft.

Then add in finely chopped tomatoes and cook till they turn mushy. 

Add peanut powder and cook till it all combines well. 

Finally sprinkle the chilli powder, pour in the soy sauce, and season.

Continue to cook, adding some water if necessary to make the consistency of a thick relish. 

Serve with nshima or rice or with roti as I did
The dishes that were part of this meal were the

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Varadas Kitchen September 30, 2014 at 1:18 AM  

I make a salad with the same flavors except I add yogurt in place of soy sauce. I should try it.

Usha September 30, 2014 at 2:28 AM  

Nice to know the relish turned good. I did not make the relish but tried something similar with tomato, green leafy vegetable and peanuts. We did not like it at all but I felt we might like it had a tweaked the recipe a little. Anyway, your tomato relish looks good and looks similar to our tomato chutney.

Priya Suresh September 30, 2014 at 12:51 PM  

Fingerlicking relish,hard to resist..

Pavani N September 30, 2014 at 11:48 PM  

Peanuts & tomatoes sound like a amazing combination -- relish looks awesome.

The Pumpkin Farm October 4, 2014 at 9:59 PM  

i made it too, although was bit wary about soy sauce but loved it in the end

Padmajha PJ October 9, 2014 at 3:36 PM  

Nice flavorful relish.Love the color.

Chef Mireille November 4, 2014 at 6:17 AM  

africans love peanuts so not surprised to see this but the soy sauce is a nice twist

Priya Srinivasan November 24, 2014 at 4:34 PM  

Mouth-watering valli!!! Definitely bookmarked!!

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