Indian Peanut Stew

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  • Published May 17th
  • Ready In45m
  • Servings6
  • Calories504
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!

Indian Peanut Stew Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Indian Peanut Stew for 6 servings:

  • 2 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger root
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup chunky natural peanut butter

Indian Peanut Stew Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook30m
  • Ready In45m

To cook Indian Peanut Stew, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Indian Peanut Stew is about 30 minutes , and you can serve your Indian Peanut Stew within 45 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Indian Peanut Stew easily:

  1. 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. 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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 504 calories; 26.2 grams of fat; 54.6 grams of carbohydrates; 16.1 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 322 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Oct 19th 2011

    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.

  2. Feb 2nd 2011

    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 ...

  3. Apr 20th 2008

    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, ...

  4. Jan 27th 2008

    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.

  5. Oct 30th 2005

    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 ...

  6. Oct 12th 2005

    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 chunks3. added salt to ...

  7. Sep 10th 2005

    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 fragr ...

  8. Nov 18th 2004

    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 ...

  9. Jul 12th 2004

    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!