Peanut Usli

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We prepare usli with almost all the cereals. This recipe was a menu for one of the functions but of course without onions and other masla and a simple dish with only green chilly, curry leaves and asafoetida. I just modified the same, tasted and it turned out to be really yummy. So I just gave it a thought and now here it is on the blog. What else do I prepare with peanuts – well, Masala Peanuts and Peanut Chikki is something you should check out.

What you need to have:

1. Peanuts – 1 cup

2. chopped onions – 1/2 cup

3. Chopped Tomatoes – 1/3 cup

4. Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon

5. Blackgram Dal- 1 Teaspoon

6. Turmeric powder – 1 Teaspoon

7. Chilli powder – 1 Teaspoon

8. Dhania-Jeera powder – 1 Teaspoon

9. Asafoetida powder – 1 Teaspoon

10. Fresh grated coconut – 2-3 Tablespoons

11. Chopped coriander leaves – A handful

Ingredients of Peanut Usli

What you do with what you have:

1. Wsh, peal and onions fine, wash and chop tomatoes and coriander leaves fine. Grate coconut and keep it aside.

1. Soak peanuts in water overnight. Cook it in cooker adding a little water just enough to cook the same as you cook other cereals. Add a little salt so that it is not over cooked. Cooked peanuts is as shown in the image below.

Cooked Peanuts

2. Place a skillet with 3-4 teaspoons of cooking oil on the flame.  When heated add mustard seeds, black gram dal to it. When done add chopped tomatoes from step 1 to it and fry till it gets crimpled. Add chopped onions from step 1 and salt. Add one small chopped green chilly as well to the seasoning as well.

3. Now add turmeric powder, dhania/jeera powder, asafoetida powder and chilly powder one by one and stir well.

Seasoning of the dish in progress

4. Finally add cooked peanuts from step 2 to it and add grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves.

Grated coconut and coriander leaves aded to the dish

Transfer it to a serving bowl and it is ready to be served now. It could be served with rice and dal as well. It is a good combo for Jwari Roti as well.

Ready to serve Peanut Usli

How long it takes: 45 minutes (Other than soaking and cooking)

Number of servings: 3-4

Note:  One can even sprout the same and prepare the dish which may enhance the flavour of the dish.  Sprouting process is the same as we do for the other cereals.

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11 thoughts on “Peanut Usli

    vidya said:
    February 14, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    looks really tasty.. i too make it without any masalas.. should try this out it is simple and different…

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 15, 2010 at 7:17 am

      Hi Vidya, Madhu,

      At times when one feels to eat to something different, can always try it out.

    Madhu said:
    February 15, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Very differne, never made uslei with peanuts.. looks mouthwatering.. i’ll try this soon..

    prathibha said:
    February 15, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Yummy Usli aunty..Even I posted usli in my blog…plz chk it when u get time…Never tried usli wid peanuts…will give a try soon

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 15, 2010 at 9:48 pm

      Hi Prathibha,

      I saw ur Usli recipe. I too prepare it but in a simple way.

    Priya said:
    February 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Wow never heard about this peanuts usili, sounds too delicious and looks fantastic..

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 15, 2010 at 9:45 pm

      Hi Priya,

      I just went thru your blog and the presentation of the recipes is very good.

    notyet100 said:
    February 15, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    yummy will try this

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 16, 2010 at 3:50 pm

      Hi Notet100,

      This usli has turned out to be the favorite of all of us now.

    Thanu said:
    June 10, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Hi Aunty, This is really different and looks yummy. I had this in one of the restaurants in b’lore. But had a different look and taste. Any how loved your recipe also. will try it this weekend.
    I liked the way you present your blog with step by step photos. It really helps for the beginners.
    i have bookmarked your blog and will always refer for any new dishes.
    Keep posting such different, yummy, and delicious recipes.

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 11, 2010 at 7:21 am

      Hi Thanu,

      Thanx a lot for your comments. Some prepare it without adding any masala, but since peanuts are sweet it tastes great with masala i feel.

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