Friday, July 10, 2009


peanut/ground nut is an important condement almost used all over the world.Most of the Indians use peanut oil for their cooking.Ground nut belong to leguminosae family i.e; grown under the ground.Scientifically it is named as "Arachis hypogaea". peanut has more fat content.G soak groundnut overnight and eat rawly in the morning,it has more medicinal values.The shell of peanut contains 2 pods and some time 3 pods.India also produces larger quantity of peanuts.Today I am sharing "spicy peanut powder"(palli podi) which is my entry for the event hosted by Pavani(JFI-peanuts )for aug 2009 of cooks-hideout and also goes for Indira .

  1. Peanuts-1 1/2 cup
  2. Dry red chilis-6 to 9
  3. Roasted dhaniya/coriander seeds-2 teaspoons
  4. Roasted jeera-1 1/2 teaspoon
  5. Garlic pods-2 to 3
  6. Salt-to taste
  7. Turmeric-1/8th teaspoon


  1. Dry roast peanuts and set a side
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil and roast cumin,dhaniya and dry chili's to a nice golden brown.
  3. cool all the ingredients.
  4. blend peanuts to a fine powder and set a side
  5. Blend all other ingredients to a fine powder.
  6. now add the peanut powder and again grind to a fine powder.

Can be enjoyed with breakfast and also with rice