Monday, October 27, 2014

Peanut chaat

Marina beach, the crowds, mallipoo (jasmine) sellers, Kwality ice cream carts, roaring waves......these sights, sounds and smells will be indelibly etched in your mind if you visit this beach even once. I love the raw mango, neatly sliced and sold with red chilli powder and salt that is commonplace in this area. Peanut chaat is another popular favourite that is sold along the beach. Boiled peanuts, raw onions, tomatoes, a dash of lime and salt - what's not to love about this simple dish?

What you need :
Peanuts - 1 cup
Onion - 1 small, finely chopped
Tomato - 1 small, finely chopped
Green chilli - 1, minced
Carrot - 1/2, grated
Juice of half a lemon
Corriander/cilantro - a little, for garnishing

Soak the peanuts in hot water for 2 to 3 hours. Drain, add half a cup of water, a pinch of salt and cook in the pressure cooker until three whistles. Remove and drain water completely. Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir well. Enjoy.
This is my post for Blogging Marathon # 45 under the theme healthy tea time snacks. It also goes to Valli's Kids' Delight event featuring nuts and legumes in a lunch box friendly avatar.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#45


Srividhya said...

Love this sundal...

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, this chaat is asking me to finish that bowl rite now.

vaishali sabnani said...

That is a all time favorite snack..super .

Harini-Jaya R said...

Love chaat and peanuts combo!

Pavani N said...

Healthy & addictive peanut chaat.

Suma Gandlur said...

Simple and yummy sundal.

Denny said...

Thenga manga pattani sundal, my favorite. These days its scary to eat them at the beach cause of health concerns. You've reminded me to make these at home itself now. :)

Chef Mireille said...

perfect protein packed snack

Kalyani said...

I want to make this so many times ..yet I forget to make them when hunger strikes :((( totally yummy snack