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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Peanut Garlic Spice mix

My mother-in-law's Peanut Garlic Spice Mix

Everyone's kitchen has some secret ingredient to grab the show. Today I am sharing with you all one such spice mix my mother-in-law taught me. This secret spice mix recipe has some basic and minimum ingredients which can turn any curry memorably delicious! My MIL makes it before hand and stores in refrigerator for later use.

This post has been sitting for a long time in my drafts and deserved to be published earlier, my bad!

Source: My Mother-in-Law
Cuisine: South Indian, Andhra

1 cup roasted peanuts/chanakkayalu
5-6 garlic cloves/vellulpayalu
10-12 curry leaves
2 tbsp cumin /jeera/jeelakara
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder/haldi/pasupu
1 tsp salt

Dry roast the peanuts, cool and crush between hands to remove its skin. Combine all other ingredients with peanuts and grind it to a coarse powder. Store it in air tight container. Stays good in refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Usage: You can eat it with hot steamed rice with a dash of ghee/neyi/clarified butter. You can use it in any leafy curries using Palak, Thotoakura, Methi etc., or any squash or gourd curries using bitter gourd (kakarkaya/karela), ridge gourd (berakaya/turai), bottle gourd( sorakaya/dudhi), Ivy gourd(dondakaya/tindori), Okra(bendakaya/bhendi) or as per your imagination . It enhances the flavor and brings nice texture to the dish.

I already blogged one curry Koi thotakura fry using this spice mix and many more such stir fries and curries are coming soon from my kitchen. So keep visiting!


Usha said...

Thanks for sharing your spice mix sounds delicious and I love the fact that it has peanuts in them..will try this :)

Sig said...

peanuts in curry powder? That is a great idea, it will give some texture as well as taste... definitely trying this!

Amu... said...

Paddu...Love You...
Naa fav ra babu....Thanks for the recipe :-)

anudivya said...

Hey Padma, nice recipe. We add peanuts in the chilly powder that we use for idlis and dosais as well. So, I know this would taste great :)

Chef Jeena said...

How kind of you to share such a wonderful family recipe. As soon as I saw the picture I thought it looked so tasty! Sounds delicious!

Sreelu said...

Padma, recipe sounds delicious, bookmarked it I am going to give this a try, however quick question do we grind raw garlic or should I roast it alpng peanuts or seperately, let me know.

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Unknown said...

I love anything to do with peanuts! I will try this.Happy Ganesh Chaturdhi to you & your family.

Padma said...

Sireesha said...
Sounds delicious and tasty......

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