Beach Style Masala Sundal

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Masala Peanuts


The most amazing street food from the shores / beaches in Chennai is the Spicy Masala Peanuts loaded with vegetables and perfectly boiled peanuts. This Beach style masala sundal or masla kadalai, as it is called locally, makes for a great protein filled snack.

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Recipe Facts:


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Total Time

35 m

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– Raw peanuts with skin – Red onion chopped finely – Raw mango chopped finely – Tomato deseeded  – Green chilies optional – Cilantro  – Salt – Red chili powder – Chaat masala optional

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– I used pressure cooker to boil my peanuts. Wash the peanuts and then add enough water and salt to cook the peanuts. Place the container in the cooker and cook. Let the steam release and then drain the peanuts on to a colander.

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Step 1

– Once the peanuts cool down a bit, add it to a large bowl (big enough to toss around) and add the rest of the ingredients. When adding salt, remember that we added salt when cooking the peanuts.

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Step 2

– Toss around a few times to mix the ingredients and serve.

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Step 3


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