Peanut Raita

27 Sep

Veru Senaga Pappu Perugu Pachadi.

Peanuts are roasted and ground into somewhat fine powder. Yogurt is whisked with the roasted peanuts powder and salt. Finally the peanuts raita is tempered with spices and can be served with idly, dosa etc…
Makes: around a Cup of Peanut Raita.


Raw Peanuts 2 Tbsps
Onion 1/2 Small
Yogurt 1 Cup
Green Chiles 2
Turmeric Powder a Pinch
Cilantro few Sprigs
Salt to taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 2
Asafoetida a pinch
Curry Leaves 4
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Wash and finely chop the cilantro.

Add raw peanuts to a thick bottomed pan on low heat.
Let the peanuts turn golden in color and then remove from heat.
Let the seeds cool and rub them between hands to peel off the skins.
Then grind the roasted peanuts into somewhat fine powder with salt.

Whisk yogurt with roasted peanuts powder, turmeric powder and salt.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chiles.
Let the green chiles cook for couple of seconds, stir in onion and salt.
When onion turns translucent, add chopped cilantro and remove from heat.
Pour the talimpu / tempering into the above yogurt bowl having peanuts powder and mix well.
Serve peanut raita with idly, dosa etc..
Notes: Make sure to roast the peanuts right.

Suggestions: Adjust the consistency of the peanut raita with water.
Variations: You can also add a tbsp or two of scraped coconut to the raita.
Other Names: Peanuts Raita, Veru Senaga Pappu Raita, Pallilu Perugu Pachadi.

7 Responses to “Peanut Raita”

  1. Hari Chandana September 27, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    Woww !!.. Ee photo chala bagundi.. asalu intha baga ela capture chestharu meeru !?.. Amazing !!

  2. kanthi September 27, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    New to me but sounds tasty

  3. smitha September 28, 2010 at 12:06 am #

    mouth watering when i read the receipe of double ke meta it sounds tasty i just want to try it immediately

  4. smitha September 28, 2010 at 12:08 am #

    double ka meeta is so ……. yammy ………..

  5. ramnarsimhareddy September 28, 2010 at 5:09 am #

    i love all andhra foods especially ilove sarvapindi (it will be avilable only in telangana its my favourate )try to do those recepie any one of them.

  6. Raji September 30, 2010 at 1:19 am #

    @Hari Chandana thank you. happy you liked it so much
    @kanthi it is tasty. thx
    @smitha give it a try for sure. thx
    @ramnarsimhareddy thx. check out breakfast category from

  7. t dullat October 1, 2010 at 2:41 am #

    sounds great i go try i love raitts yummy thanx for some great ides in cooking what variety.

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