Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Peanut masala for Monthly Mingle

When I saw this month's theme for Monthly mingle,I immediately knew what to post.Peanut/Groundnut masala..ideal as a starter and healthier too.Unlike those fried starters,these peanuts would not send you on a guilt trip..!!I have always loved peanuts,plain -salted.Hunger pangs?Have a handful of peanuts and you are done.The fact that these can be easily made in a microwave in minutes makes you want it more!!My vanni and ma-in-law planned to include this is in the menu for the get together party at home,in Bangalore.But the party started quite late and this was not served.It seems,this dish is also called 'Raja masala",have no clue why its so called though.

Our cousin's wife,Vinny took us to her father's restaurant Unicorn[Infantry road,Bangalore] for a family lunch.She suggested I order this,since everyone else were having non-veg starters.It was absolutely yummy and I just couldn't stop having it.When I asked for the recipe,I realized it was the simplest of all..decided to try it the moment I landed back in Chennai.It came out well,as good as the restaurant one and I am so happy about that!!Do try it as a healthy and guilt free starter!!!

Peanut/Groundnut masala


Peanuts/Groundnuts - 100 gms(salted and roasted)
Onions - 1,finely chopped
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Coriander leaves - for garnish


In a pan add onions,red chilly powder,salt and coconut oil and mix well with hands until completely blended.
Add the peanuts and mix well.
Add a dash of lime juice,garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve immediately!!

To roast peanuts in MW -

Apply salt and sprinkle some water on the peanuts and keep aside for 10 minutes.
MW on full power(100 %) for 5 minutes.
Mix well,check if done.If not,keep again for 2 minutes and wait for it to cool down.
Delicious roasted peanuts are ready!!

Peanut masala goes to this month's Monthly mingle.

Monthly mingle is an event started by Meeta of What's for lunch honey and it is hosted this month by Mansi Desai of Fun and Food.

Check out the round-up here!


  1. Wow I have never had anything like this.
    Looks so delicious.
    I am going to try this once when i have guest.
    It is safer for me to make when i have guests , then i won't eat the lot :-)

  2. That sure is a tasty and crunchy snack! thanks so much for sharing it with MM Divya!:)

  3. Nice post.Great entry for the event. The plate looks so cute.

  4. lovely peanut masala......yummy!!!i also add lemon juice to it ....

  5. Yum, yum, delicioso! Great entry, Divya!

  6. Yum, yum, delicioso! Great entry, Divya!

  7. nice peanuts divya ,once start eating those we cannot stop them until completedd

  8. WOW.... This is south Indian fav snack. Looks so good. Loved the dish a lot. YUM!

  9. Peanut masala is new to me and I like the idea.

  10. These r yum!! I had these at a friends place & these taste great.. with drinks!

  11. woo..peanuts looks delicious....and the presentation on plate looks gr8t...

  12. sounds very interesting..onions as in plain ???

  13. Happy cook..thank you.Do try it,a healthy and filling starter.Its a guilt free one,so you don't have to wait for guests!!!;-)

    Mansi,thank you!!

    Shriya,thank you!!

    Sangeeth,thank you.I too add lemon juice!!

    Uma,thank you!!

    Sagari,thank you.Yes,no one can eat just one!!!

    Sukanya,thank you!!

    Cynthia,thank you!!

    Seema,yes you are right.This goes best with drinks!!

    Suma,thank you!!

  14. Srivalli,yes plain onions-freshly chopped.

  15. That looks mouthwatering Divya. Love it for a 4pm snacking!:)

  16. thats a lovely snack divya!!!so different too...very easy to make indeed..good entry.

  17. so easy and yummy!! thanks for the recipe.


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