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.


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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