May 8, 2013

Kadalekayi Usli

Raw peanuts seasoned with mustard seeds, green chilies, curry leaves, asafoetida and cilantro. This recipe is a great evening snack.

Raw peanuts are moist  and raw Indian peanuts are available in Indian grocery stores. 


1 kg Raw Peanuts
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
5 Green chilies, finely chopped
2 sprigs of Curry Leaves
1 Onion, finely chopped
5 sprigs of Cilantro, finely chopped
3 tsp Oil


  • Wash and boil raw peanuts in a pressure cooker with a little salt. Pressure cook up to 2 whistles

  • Drain and de-shell peanuts

  • In a preheated pan, add oil, mustard seeds, asafoetida, green chilies and curry leaves. Saute for a minute

  • Add onions. Saute until onions turn transparent

  • Add de-shelled peanuts and adjust salt as per taste

  • Add cilantro 
  • Serve with a cup of tea

  • The first two steps can be prepared in advance and can be stored in an air tight container in refrigerator
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  1. Mouth watering recipe.... will try it over this weekend

  2. This sounds awesome! I have some shelled, raw peanuts. I do not have a pressure cooker. How long would I boil the peanuts?

    1. You can cook shelled raw peanuts in a large pot with boiling water up to 30 to 40 minutes. Add about 1/2 tsp of salt while boiling these peanuts.