VEGETABLES AND PEANUT FRY/CURRY




This was a dish I made out of some leftover veggies and boiled peanuts I had in the fridge. I don’t know what I was thinking when I bought a big bag of raw peanuts for just the two of us and boiled everything the very same day. It was way too much for us. We had it like a snack for 2 days and we were done with it and couldn’t take anymore :( Then I got this idea of grinding it up and making a side dish for chapathis. This was good, the taste was a little bit different from the gravies where I add dry ground peanuts and tasted good too. Next time when I boil some peanuts, I am thinking reserving some just to make this dish again. This curry is on its way to
Leftover Delicacies hosted by Daisy Blue.


INGREDIENTS

  1. Chopped mixed vegetables, 1 cup.
  2. Boiled peanuts, 1 cup.
  3. Onion 1 large.
  4. Roma tomato, 1.
  5. Green chili. 2.
  6. Ginger-garlic paste, 1 teaspoon.
  7. Salt as per taste.
  8. Turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon.
  9. Chili powder 1 teaspoon.
  10. Coriander powder, 1 teaspoon.
  11. Garam masala 1 teaspoon.
  12. Cumin seeds, ¼ teaspoon.
  13. Tamarind juice, 1 tablespoon.
  14. Curry leaves and cilantro for seasoning.


PREPARATION

Grind the boiled peanuts into a smooth paste with some water. Dice the onion and tomatoes finely and slit the green chilies into two. Heat a pan with some oil and add the cumin seeds, and let it splutter. Then add the diced onions, curry leaves, and green chilies and sauté for a few minutes until the onions turn brown. Add the tomatoes and ginger-garlic paste and keep sautéing until everything is well blended. Then add the chopped vegetables, all the powders, salt, boiled peanut paste, and tamarind juice along with 1 cup of water. Mix everything well and let it cook closed for 5-10 minutes until the vegetables are cooked and the curry starts to thicken. Add another tablespoon of oil at this stage and keep stirring under low flame until the desired thickness is reached. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with chapathis, rice or any bread.

39 comments:

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! Great way to use leftovers..love this curry:-)

Swapna Sree said...

innovative idea with leftover...looking yummy and delicious....

simply.food said...

It feels good when an experimental dish becomes a favorite.Nice and very innovative way to use boiled peanuts.

Pari said...

Good curry with boiled peanut sauce.

SathyaSridhar said...

Gita,,, peanut n veggies sounds great dear..curry looks gravish and delicious....nice side for rasam rice n also plain rice.

Tina said...

Soooo creamy and delicious...

kitchen queen said...

nice innovative way of using left over veggies.

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice one dear..love this with peanuts

divya said...

innovative idea with leftover...looking yummy and delicious....

Pavithra Srihari said...

Anything with peanuts .. I love it and this specially boiled is less fatty and it looks yummy...

Great post for the leftover delicacy da

Priya said...

Very new dish to me..luks yum and delicious..

shanthi said...

Excellent gravy with peanut. Perfect for the event

Astra Libris said...

I love boiled peanuts - this dish sounds fabulous, Gita!

Subhashini said...

very useful recipes for leftovers

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

Nice idea...delicious curry.i like peanut very much..next time i want to try this recipe.thx u dear sharing this recipe with us...

Cham said...

I love the boiled peanuts, not yet in market now. Grounding is great idea, look like chutney!

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice idea to use leftover veggies and peanuts, curry must have been yum with peanut flavour in it

R said...

hey wow, this is so creative! looks really yummy...

Priya said...

Very innovatvie curry Gita, looks fabulous..

Ann said...

very smart idea, I never tried anything with leftover. recipe sounds too good.

Yummy Team said...

Wonderful Idea!! It looks so yummy..

Panchpakwan said...

Nice curry with leftovers...

Padma said...

Nice dish with leftover peanuts... sounds delicious Gita.

fancythatfancythis.com said...

This is a perfect recipe for using up leftovers. Love your blog Gita! I will be back often to try to improve my Indian cooking skills. :)

Jagruti said...

Superb curry and delicious! love peanut sauce...:0)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Very innovative fry Gita. You always bring out very different ideas like this. It should have tasted great with roti. Nice entry.

Gulmohar said...

Good that you had some left over veggies ;-) great recipe and it looks so yumm

Nandini said...

Wow! This is so nutritious and yummy! Awesome!

Babli said...

Very nice and interesting dish. Looks spicy and delicious.

Meena said...

very innovative use of peanuts in the curry...nice creation.

Nadjibella said...

Merci pour la recette. je vais pouvoir utiliser les cacahuètes que j'ai achetées depuis un moment.
See soon.

Madhura Manoj said...

Very innovative.Looks delicious.

Parita said...

Chutney looks yummy!

Rumana Rawat said...

Hi Geeta,
This sounds very interesting... looks gr8.:-)

PranisKitchen said...

good idea..the best way u used the leftovers..the curry looks delicious
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Padhu said...

Nice way to use leftovers!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

That sounds interesting Gita,a must try! :)

Kalai said...

I loved your idea of using boiled peanuts. Thats one super dish! I should try this soon Gita.