Indian Peanut Stew

Indian Peanut Stew


"This is an easy, authentic dish from South Asia that appeals to a wide range of tastes. The combination of ingredients may appear unusual, but even those shy to experiment with new flavors love this one. Vegan-friendly!"


45 m servings 504 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 504 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 26.2 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 54.6g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 16.1 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 322 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place rice and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer until rice is tender and water has absorbed, about 30 minutes.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion, and cook until soft and golden, stirring frequently. Add garlic and ginger, and cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, and season with cayenne pepper. Increase heat to medium, and bring to a gentle simmer. Stir in peanut butter and heat through. The mixture will thicken. Serve over rice.
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  1. 72 Ratings


Really yummy! I skipped the cayenne since I have 2 smally kids but it was still so good. I also added a splash of soy sauce once I turned off the heat. I served over rice with FRESH basil on top...

I thought this was really good, and surprisingly, my husband did too. Easy to make, and I had everything in my kitchen/pantry. I gave it a 4 because I reserve 5's for the very, very, very best...

I just ate this with my family and everyone thought it was great! The only comment my mom had was that she would've added a little salt, but she could just sprinkle some on at the table. I adde...

Delicious! Cook rice according to the package though, this was too much water for my brown rice. Also, I added chickpeas. LOVE it! Thanks for the recipe!

This stew is surprisingly quick and easy to cook. It will impress your family and friends if they love Indian food, because it tastes so complex and captures just the right flavors and fragrance...

Almost has a vodka sauce-like color and taste. Had a slight nutty sweet taste. I added some peas and dry-roasted peanuts. Only used 1/2 cup peanut butter and was perfect! Used ground ginger, so ...

Enjoyed trying this one out, with just a few minor variations for personal preference. 1. reduced peanut butter to 1/3 cup max. 2. added a handful of cashew chunks 3. added salt to tast...

I made it as per recipe, and the peanut butter was far too overpowering and made the dish very dry. Next time I'll cut the peanut butter in half.

This was fantastic - I modified it a little. I added a heaping 1/3 tsp of cayenne pepper - and 3/4 cup of peanut butter. It was very, very good. I'm going to make this again for sure.