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Peanut/Verkadalai/Groundnut Curry

Peanut/Ground nut/ Verkadalai is the best among all other nuts and sesame oil is best for health. You would see the local sellers sell peanut at the bus stops, signal stops, trains, etc in India. The reason behind is the peanut has the capacity of controlling hungry and good for health. This selling being followed from our ancestor periods. May be we forgot about these healthy snacks after packed snacks. Ok, coming to the point. If you dont have vegetable available in your house, dont get panic. Try this peanut curry.


Ingredients:

Peanuts - 1 cup
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tbsp
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - ¼ tbsp
Oil for seasoning
Salt for taste
Curry leaves for garnishing

Steps:

Dry roast the peanuts in a pan till it turns into slight brown and cool down.
Once it cool down make it to coarse powder.
Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and add mustard seed and urad dal.
Once mustard starts spluttering, add chopped onion and stir it.
Add ginger garlic paste and stir it. Let it cook till onion gets translucent.

Add tomato, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and cook till tomato mushy. Stir it occasionally.

Add a cup of water and close the lid. Let it cook for 4 minutes.

Now add ground peanut powder and stir it. Close the lid and cook for another 4 minutes. Peanut will ooze out some oil and it come over the curry. That's the right time to turn of the flame.
Garnish with curry leaves. Now peanut is ready to serve with rice, chappathi, dosa, idli,etc..
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