September 23, 2014

[VeganMoFo 2014 | Quick and Easy Snacks] Peanut Chaat Recipe + Two Book Giveaways: The F-Word by Mita Kapur and The Best of Lord Krishna's Cuisine by Yamuna Devi

Today's recipe is a simple, tangy and fulfilling snack that is so versatile to add anything you fancy and forgiving enough when it comes to ingredient amounts - Peanut Chaat. Not just during monsoons, this can be enjoyed as an appetizer on a papad canape maybe? or as a healthy salad anytime and any season. And while you are at it, don't forget to leave a comment on this post to mark your participation for the TWO book giveaways (Day 2) Scroll down to the end for more details. If you haven't tried your luck already, do leave a comment in yesterday's post as well. Good Luck! Click here to access all book giveaways on a SINGLE page.

Day 2 | Two Books-A-Day Giveaways:

Local farmer, Venkatesh who grows and sells peanuts in our area

Can you smell the fresh fragrance of earth?

Peanut Chaat

Serves 1


1 cup of raw peanuts with shells
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small tomato, finely chopped
salt - to taste
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
a pinch of turmeric
1/4 tsp chaat masala (or cumin powder)
fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
1/2 fresh lemon juice


Pressure cook peanuts with about 3 cups of water with some salt and turmeric for 3 to 4 whistles. Let the pressure subscide, drain and shell them into a mixing bowl. Add salt, onion, tomato, red chilli powder, chaat masala, coriander leaves and lemon juice. Toss together and Serve.

How can you win either of these Day 2 Book Give-aways (Worldwide Shipping)

1. Leave a comment on this post. As simple as that.

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Last date for participation is September 29th 2014  midnight IST and Two randomly chosen winners will be announced on September 30th 2014.


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  1. The covers on the books are sure enough tempting to read

  2. Hey Siri! Lovely chaat, love it more because its made with boiled peanuts. Same pinch for the print from Swayam you have used under the plate :)

  3. Hey, I would definitely love to enter this give away. I follow you on FB, twitter already :) thanks for the give away :)

  4. Curious to see what recipes are in Sri Krishna's cuisine :)

  5. Love the peanut snack.. our all time favourite

  6. Both the books are so nice .. Hope I win any of them.
    I am already following you .. and I have subscribed your page now..
    My email -
    Tweeted about the event too - Twitter name .. Shobha Keshwani
    Facebook name ... Shobha Keshwani

  7. Has been a while since I visited your space Siri! How you are doing good. Nice giveaway.

  8. Its an awesome giveaway Siri and hope I get to win! Have been following you on fb and twitter for a long time too.

  9. Following in twitter: babithajcosta

  10. Where are you finding these books? The Krishna Cuisine made me sit up and search for an index :p. Dunno if Lord Krishna sat up himself to take a look, but well Earthlings have known to do so many things in his name, so this won't surprise him as well :p. Pass my that plate. I need the reward for just looking up the F word book!

  11. subscribed :

  12. That's a great recipe and I can't wait to make it! Thanks for this worldwide giveaway :D

  13. Following you on Twitter and liked your page since a long while Siri how can I not when you have such a splendid blog? Love the peanut chat to bits reminds me of my college days

  14. Please, please please..... love all your recipes.. so tempting to try... Would love your giveaways.... plus I follow you on Facebook.. no pintrest...or twitter.... Hope to see one of your books in my mailbox! TY!!

  15. Nice recipe, I love peanuts. I will try to get with shell here in Calgary.

    I have started my food blog few months back, i am looking forward for views, comments and support from food bloggers.Thanks in advance, here is the link

  16. This recipe looks wonderful!, thanks for the chance to win!

  17. What a lovely idea. I follow you on facebook and twitter. I've adored your blog for a long time.

  18. Books look yummy .twitter follower@rhondareads

  19. fresh boiled peanuts do not usually last long enough in our house to use it in a recipe. some day..

  20. Beautiful recipe. I used to make them after being inspired by Marian beach peanut sundal. Making them.soon again,

  21., on.FB, receive toothpastes regularly.

  22. Would live to win the Krishna recipe book. Seems.interesting

  23. Oh and have been following you for ages!

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