January 29, 2021

Peanut Masala | Warm Peanut Salad - Vegan Salad

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Sometime back , I got totally fresh peanuts/groundnuts from my vegetable vendor and it was too tempting to not buy them.  I quickly bought around 1/2kg of it and relived my childhood days by cooking them with some salt and then enjoyed eating them by removing the shell and popping out the peanuts from them .

Some of the boiled peanuts is reserved to make something as the weather in my city is playing a little hide and seek with us . The days are warm while as the evening sets in, it begins to get chill as the cool breeze blows . Such is the time when we start craving for something spicy and sizzling to go along with the evening tea.

 With the fresh groundnuts that I had bought, I made some delicious warm peanut salad or peanut masala as it is called colloquially  . This salad is very filling and healthy too . They can be served as one of the starters or appetisers during any parties .

If you donot have the fresh groundnuts,you can always  soak and boil the store bought raw groundnuts and use them.

A delicious warm peanut salad or peanut masala as it is called colloquially  , this salad is very filling and healthy too . They can be served as one of the starters or appetisers during any parties . KADLEKAAI MASALA , kadlekaai parishe , peanut masal , peanut salad , moongfali masala , warm salad , party apetisers , vegan , gluten free

Fun facts 

In Bangalore ,it is an annual ritual to have a huge farmer's market called "Kadlekaai Parishe" during the months of November/ December.  It is a 2 day event held in an area called Basavanagudi .Here, one can find cart loads of fresh groundnuts directly from the fields and also some interesting and innovative delicacies made using groundnuts and various other snacks and traditional stuff. 

Preparation Time- 5 mins
Cooking time - nil
Complexity - Simple
Serves - 3 to 4 

250gms boiled peanuts/groundnuts
1 medium sized cucumber 
2 medium sized tomatoes 
Juice from 1 lemon
Pinch of salt 
Chat masala as needed 
1 finely chopped green chilli
Fresh corriander finely chopped 

  • Peel the cucumber and cut them into small cubes 
  • De seed the tomatoes and cut into small cubes
  • In a large salad bowl , add the boiled peanuts, green chillies cucumber, tomatoes, salt and chat masala and toss it well.
  • Lastly garnish with fresh corriander and lemon juice.  
  • You may also add some finely chopped onions or boiled corn to the salad .
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  1. Yummy peanut masala. I always prefer to take cooked peanut instead of fried one. But my doctor advised me to take dry fried peanut which is good for health. I will definitely try this atleast once.

  2. If I'm ever in Bangalore in Nov/Dec we are going to the market together. The fresh peanut salad looks so inviting. Healthy and filling, I will try it out as we get fresh peanuts in their shells.

  3. Love this fresh peanut salad, it is ideal to binge as an evening snack too. I look forward to the fresh peanuts now Priya.

  4. Love this yum peanut salad. Simple healthy and tasty peanut salad. We will love some.

  5. amma has told me so many stories of kadlekai parishe from her childhood days, sadly I dont have any memory of visiting it except once with Anna. these peanut masala is perfect for evning guilt free snack - Kalyani


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