Peanut Masala is more of a South Indian snack. Well, it is not exactly my favorite food but my vegetarian friends say that it is one of those few veg things that goes well with alcoholic drinks. And as a matter of fact, it does. It can also serve the purpose of an appetizer or starter at times.
I have prepared this dish only a couple of times but to be frank it is something that can be made in two minutes as there’s no cooking involved.
How to make Peanut Masala?
Here you go…
Roasted whole peanuts – 100 gms
Onion medium size – 1
Tomato medium size – 1 (Pulp and seed removed)
Coriander leaves – a few
Green chillies – 2
Lime juice – 1 teaspoon
Salt – as per taste
Fine chop onion, tomato, green chillies and coriander leaves and add it to a deep bowl (or even tumbler) along with peanuts and lime juice. Add salt as per your needs and mix vigorously with a spoon or fork. Transfer into a plate and enjoy with something like the Chilli Vodka!
You can also try variations by adding or garnishing with fine chopped spring onions, sprinkling crushed black pepper etc.
Bonus tip: It tastes even better when prepared with those Masala peanuts (roasted with chilli powder and salted) that you get in the southern parts of India. If you use that, you may want to cut down on green chillies.