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Going nuts for peanuts !!

We love groundnuts/peanuts. Our love for peanuts cannot be quantified easily, but if we have to then the number of bottles of peanut butter and peanut podi we devour each month may be a good enough number :D

My lil ones can have peanut butter day in and day out for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner or just like that. That’s what made me start making peanut butter at home.

Biobasics, the safe place for good organic produce and groceries in Coimbatore, had peanut garlic podi from Timbaktu for sale. We tasted it .. is there any way we would not love it … Nahhh.

My Little S has suddenly developed a love for spicy food ! He loved this podi so much that I really wanted to try making it at home. So guesstimating the quantities and imagining the tastes with the help of various centres in brain, this recipe of mine was born.

I am not sure if its exactly like the store bought podi, but My Little S lovesssssssss it. That’s all I need. No more plastic packets of this podi entering home, that makes me happpy:)  Thanks to Biobasics for the good quality peanuts :)

Here is how I made it


Peanut garlic podi and peanut butter

Peanut garlic podi and peanut butter

Things needed :

2 cups of groundnuts shelled/ peanuts

1 whole pod of garlic peeled

4-5 red chillies (adjust as per taste)

small amla size ball of tamarind (optional- I love the tang and its preservative quality)

Salt as per taste

1-2 tsp of cooking oil of your choice

How to make it :

  • Take a thick bottomed pan and dry roast the peanuts well till u hear them popping. Make sure u stir frequently for even roasting and to avoid burning. Set them aside
  • IMG_1623[1]Now add oil to the pan and roast the red chillies and tamarind, then add the garlic pods and give a quick stir for a minute. The garlic pods should not be roasted completely but just cooked very lightly
  • IMG_1625[1]Add the roasted peanuts and salt to the pan. Stir for a minute or two.
  • IMG_1626[1]Switch off the stove and let the ingredients cool completely before grinding
  • Pulse/Grind them coarsely in mixer grinder  or in stone grinder for a better taste.
  • Store it in a airtight glass bottle
  • Enjoy the podi with rice, dosas, idlis, sprinkle on your salads… let your creativity guide you


Just make sure you roast each ingredient with great care without burning any of them

Enjoy and go nuts for peanut podi with your own twist :)

Signing off with love,



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