Friday, December 07, 2012

Peanut Chaat

This is an addicting street food mostly found in peanut growing areas of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. In North India they normally mix boiled peanuts with chopped onions, chaat masala and tomatoes. The use of chillies, pepper  and raw mango is found mostly down south.

This is a good snack on a rainy day or in winter. In winter it is difficult to get Totapuri mangoes. Then you may substitute with any available raw mango but add slightly more spice or you may even add a dash of Red chilli powder to make this more chatpata! Try this and you will love it.

The romance of eating this is when served in paper cones. To make it hygienic, I have mentioned the use of butter paper to line the paper cones. There is no need to add extra salt as peanuts are boiled in salt water and chaat masala contains black salt in it.

Ingredients:
Boiled Peanuts(Groundnuts) - 1 cup(Boil peanut pods in salt water and then peel off the shell)
Chopped Onion - 1
Chopped Tomato - 1
Chopped semi ripe Totapuri Mango - 1 small slice
Green Chillies - 2 slit lengthwise
Lemon juice - 1/2 lemon
Chaat masala - 2 Tsp or according to taste
Pepper - 1 Tsp
Chopped Coriander leaves - A handful

Method:
Mix all the ingredients together.
Remove the green chilli just before serving

Serve in paper cones lined with butter paper as shown in the picture.

1 comment:

Arvind Mallya said...

This is awesome, goes great as an appetizer with a cold beer.

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