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April 16, 2015

Peanuts /Groundnuts Powder

Preparing Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time : 10 Minutes 

Cuisine : South Indian (Andhra) 

Peanuts or groundnuts are  high in energy ,contain health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health when consumed in required amounts .They even add a crunchy flavor to any dish , with a strong taste . 
Today I want to share a unique flavor of peanuts , combined with a load of garlic , which gives a strong aroma to this powder .
This powder goes well with Idli or with Dosa or even with  ghee rice  . This recipe uses NO OIL , as peanuts are rich in fats and oils . 

Groundnuts 100 gms / 1/4 cup
Garlic Pods 10 to 15 / depending upon taste
Black gram 1 table spoon
Coriander Seeds 1/4 table spoon
Red Chilies  according to taste
Salt according to taste
Tamarind according to taste
Mustard Seeds 1 teaspoon
Fenugreek Seeds 7 to 8 count
Cumin Seeds 1 teaspoon

Step 1:Dry roast  ground nuts , until they turn brown.
Step 2: Now dry roast rest of the ingredients except for the garlic cloves.
Step 3: Let it cool, when cooled add them into a blender and blend into a coarse powder , now add in the garlic pods and give it pulses , until they are blended into the powder .
Step 4: Add salt to taste and serve with hot Idli, or ghee rice or spread it on to a dosa.


  • Let the ingredients cool enough , so that the peanuts will not bloat out the oils while blending.
  • Add in the garlic pods at last after blending the mixture , so that it wont end up giving a strong tint of garlicy flavor 
  • Do store it in a air tight container , for maximum flavor 
  • This powder has a shelf  life of about 10 days , if you can spare it .
  • Due to  the addition of garlic in noticeable quantities , this might produce bloating , or may give garlicy breath .

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