Sunday, November 10, 2019

Verkadalai Podi | Peanut Podi | Peanut Spice Powder | Gluten Free and Vegan Recipe

peanut podi recipe

Hi Supermoms,

Do you love peanuts? 

We love it so much at home. I always keep stock of a bottle of roasted peanuts on my dining table. Also, during winters, you get coal roasted peanuts ( with skin) in abundance and they are a favourite too. 

We all know that eating handful of peanuts a day is so good for our health. Sometimes, due to our hectic work schedule , we do forget to consume them. Not anymore😊.

Today, I am going to share a podi/spice powder recipe using peanuts that is super tasty. You can enjoy this podi along with all your dishes. You can mix the podi along with coconut oil or sesame oil or even melted ghee. 

It tastes divine. I am thankful to my Mom-in-law for having made a large batch for us and also sharing this recipe. 

Let me go directly to the recipe. All you need to do is to invest in 15 minutes of your time. This podi will be ready so quickly. It tastes great unto two months. 

Verkadalai Podi | Peanut Podi

Verkadalai Podi | Peanut Podi

Recipe Courtesy: Mrs. Prema

Preparation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Makes : approximately 400 gm peanut powder
1 cup = 250 ml cup

Ingredients :

1 cup peanuts ( raw)
15-20 dry red chillies ( adjust according to the heat of the chillies)
1 tablespoon coriander seeds/dhania
1/2 tablespoon cumin seeds/jeera
6-7 garlic cloves ( you can peel the skin or grind with the skin)
small gooseberry size tamarind ( de-seeded)
1/2 teaspoon ground nut oil OR sesame oil
rock salt/salt to taste

Method :

1. Heat a kadai/wok over low flame and add peanuts.
2. Keep stirring and dry roast them till they are well roasted and crisp.
3. Transfer the peanuts to another plate and place the kadai back on low flame.
4. Now dry roast the coriander seeds and set it aside.
5. Add 1/2 teaspoon of oil and fry the chillies.
6. Add the chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, tamarind, salt to the jar of mixie/mixer and grind them coarsely.
7. Next, add the garlic cloves and pulse them again.
8. Finally add the peanuts and pulse them again. 
Note : Do not run the mixer continuously or the peanuts will start to secrete oil. Grind them for 15 seconds, then give a gap of 30 seconds and repeat for 2-3 times or till you get a coarse powder. 

Your Verkadalai podi/ Peanut spice powder is now ready !

Peanut Podi

You can also try my Peanut Chutney Recipe .

Happy Cooking!

With love,


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