Monday, December 4, 2017



There are many snacks that can be made using peanuts (called "Moongphali" in Hindi, " Kadalekayi" in Kannada, and " Verkadalai" in Tamil.). Elsewhere in this blog you will find recipes for Congress Kadalekayi which is so popular in Bengaluru where I live, and for Verkadalai Sundal.

As you probably know, peanuts have many health benefits too apart from being so tasty. Most kids seem to love peanuts as indeed do many adults.

I have called today's dish "Chatpata Moongphali" as it is a spicy dish as the name suggests. The spice level of course can be adjusted as per individual taste. I specially love having coffee after biting on the chillies in this dish!

This easy to make yet tasty dish can be served with tea, coffee or with drinks! Needless to say, you will find people wolfing them down!!

  • Moongphali (Peanuts), 1 cup
  • Green Chilli, chopped fine, 1 or 2, or to taste
  • Onion, small sized, finely chopped, 1
  • Chilli Powder, 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves, finely chopped, 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Lime Juice, 1/2 tsp


    In a pan, dry roast the peanuts on medium flame stirring continuously till they are evenly browned
    Alternatively, you can use the microwave oven to dry roast the peanuts  for about 2-3 minutes on high or till they get browned
    Allow them to cool, then remove the skin and keep them aside. 
    Mix together the chopped green chillies, finely chopped onion, and chilli powder and salt in a bowl
    Add the de-skinned peanuts and mix till they are well blended
    Add the finely chopped coriander leaves and lime juice and once again mix thoroughly  

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