- Roasted Peanuts1/2 Cupsskin removed
- Garlic3 Cloves
- Tamarind Paste1/4 Teaspoons
- Dry Red Chilies4
- Mustard Seeds1/2 Teaspoons
- Curry Leaves4
- Oil2 Teaspoons
- Water1/2 Cups
- Saltto taste
1) Place garlic, red chilies, roasted peanuts, salt, and tamarind paste in a grinder.
2) Blend the ingredients well so that the mixture becomes a medium coarse powder.
3) Add half a cup of water in the blender and blend the ingredients again until the mixture becomes smooth.
4) Transfer the paste to the serving bowl.
5) Put some oil in a small pan.
6) Cut a dry red chili into two pieces and add one of them in the oil.
7) Add mustard seeds in the oil.
8) Once the seeds start to crackle, add the other red chili piece, and curry leaves in the oil.
9) Saute the mixture for another 10 second and then turn off the stove.
10) Transfer the tempering over the dip paste.
11) Serve the dip with any popular South Indian dish such as steamed rice.
Peanut Dip is a popular South Indian Dip that can be prepared very easily. You can alternate the amount of red chili according to taste. If you don’t have roasted peanuts, you can dry roast them with the following method:
- Put the peanuts in a pan and bring the pan over low flame for about 8 minutes.
- Allow the nuts to cool for about 4 minutes, remove their skin, and use them in the recipe.