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Roasted Peanuts Chaat

24 Mar

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Veru Senagala Masala.

Peanuts are roasted in shallow pan until light brown in color. They are then cooled to room temperature and mixed with chopped onion, lemon juice and chaat masala along with others. Roasted peanuts chaat can be served in small portions as a tea time snack.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Roasted Peanuts Chaat.

Ingredients:

Raw Peanuts 1 1/2 Cups
Onion 1
Tender Green Chile 1 (optional)
Chaat Masala 1/4 tsp
Red Chile Powder 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice 1 tbsp
Cilantro few sprigs
Raw Mango (grated) 1 tbsp (optional)
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash, remove seeds and finely chop the green chile.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Clean, wash and finely chop cilantro.
Heat a pan on medium heat, add raw peanuts and roast them until they change color (around 10 minutes).
Cool the roasted peanuts to room temperature.

In a mixing bowl, add chopped onion, green chile (if using), mango (if using), chaat masala, red chile powder, cilantro and salt.
Mix it thoroughly to combine all the flavors.
Finally stir in roasted peanuts and remove onto serving bowls.
Serve roasted peanuts chaat immediately.
Notes: Make sure to roast the peanuts well.

Suggestions: If the chaat is too spicy, stir in more lemon juice.
Variations: You can also add finely chopped tomato to the chaat. A tablespoon of sev also can be added.
Other Names: Roasted Peanuts Chaat, Veru Senagala Masala.