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Jun 16, 2012

Moongphali chat / kadalai sundal / Groundnut salad

Groundnut belongs to legume family and not a nut as the name suggests.  It helps to fight malnutrition, by providing 30 essential nutrients & minerals, no transfat.

So if your child is a poor eater, please go ahead and give this wondernut in various forms.

  1. You can boil & give them in a chat form as I have shared here.
  2. Roasted peanut with little salt sprinkled over it.
  3. Soak it along with other ingredients of adai & make nice adai dosai
  4. Make peanut powder chutney & use it as a side dish even for rice.
  5. Make masala pea nut but if you bake it instead of frying it is very good for health.
  6. Roast & coarsely powder peanut, add it to the dry vegetable dishes
  7. Chikkis (burfi)
and many more recipes.....

As we are experiencing pre-monsoon showers, hot beverages & snacks are in our monsoon recipe list.

Sharing with you a  healthy & simple recipe to make a nice colourful  Nutritious evening snack.

Ingredients :-

  1. Ground nut - 1 cup (Fresh ones)
  2. Onion - 1 no. (finely chopped)
  3. Cucumber -1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  4. Carrot - 2 tbsp (grated)
  5. Raw Mango - 1 tbsp (optional)
  6. Green chilli - 1 no. (optional)
  7.  Lemon juice - few drops
  8. salt to taste
  9. Coriander leaves -2 tsp (finely chopped)
Procedure :-

  • Pressure cook the groundnuts with skin adding water & salt
  • Remove the pearls & discard the shells
  • To the pearls add chopped onion, cucumber, raw mango, grated carrot, finely chopped green chilli, coriander leaves, salt, lemon juice and mix well
  • Yummy & nutritious snack is ready to eat.
  • Tastes best when served hot. So keep all the other ingridients ready, steam the nuts. Then add the other ingredients, mix & serve hot. 

Serving suggestion :-

To make the snack more interesting, serve it hot by steaming the pearls so that it stays hot and keep the other ingridients ready to be added to the groundnut before serving.

If you don't have fresh ones, then you can soak the dried ones & pressure cook it.


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Leelagovind said...

♥ this salad.. cooked shelled groundnuts are my all time fav..needless to say this salad recipe is a musttry one..

Reshmi said...

nice lovely salad... have to get hold of some groundnuts

வை.கோபாலகிருஷ்ணன் said...

ஆஹா இன்று நாக்கில் நீர் ஊற வைக்கும் நிலக்கடலை சுண்டலா?

அருமை! அருமை!!

This is also one of my favourite items. Thanks for sharing. ;)

Spice up the Curry said...

looks fantastic and yummy salad

Mira said...

Happy to have you here Meghna :)

Mira said...

Thank you Leela chechi, Reshmi, Gopu Sir, kanan.

Nice to know that its your favourite too :)

sudha said...

So tasty it appears Mira.
When I visit you in Mumbai I expect this for eats !!

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious dear...link it up with Street Party food event .

Mira said...

Thank you Sudha. Sure. Added to the menu :D

Mira said...

Sure Shama. Thank you.

kitchen queen said...

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kitchen queen said...

crunchy delicious and nutritious salad.You have a lovely blog.you can visit my blog and give ur valuable comments.

Anonymous said...

very nutritious salad Meera....

Riya said...

WoW..... Want it immedietly in to my mouth... a very good nutritional meal..

Mahi said...

Looks good Mira!

Anitha said...

Lovely, will surely try this! Groundnuts remind me of bengaluru's kadlekayi parishe (fair)..:)I' m sure my family wud luv this for snack!

Vishku said...

Hi Mira....
Looks very tempting...

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