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Peanut Sunday Recipe

Peanuts are high in protein and the tender ones that are available during the season are simply delicious either cooked with salt or seasoned and made into a subzi. Posting a Peanut sundal which is made on auspicious occasions and even during weddings in South India.

Ingredients :

  • 250 peanuts
  • 4 green chillies minced
  • 1 broken dry red chilly
  • Grated coconut
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • A few sprigs of coriander
  • 2 tsps oil
  • 1tsp mustard
  • A large pinch of hing/asafoetida
  • Salt

Method :

Soak the peanuts overnight. Pressure cook them with salt. Heat oil. Add a spoon of mustard. After it crackles add the dry red chilly and the chopped green chillies. Toss. Add the curry leaves and hing. Sauté and tip in the cooked peanuts. Cook till all the water is absorbed. Add the lemon juice, chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut. Mix well. Serve with rice and dal.

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