Raja Special – healthy style

Raja special is a peanut snack famous in Mysore and Bangalore. This dish was prepared at the Sports Club and was liked by the Raja, hence the name Raja Special. I found this information in here.

There are many versions of this dish. One using roasted peanuts, another using masala peanuts or congress kadalebeeja. My health conscious aunt-cousin duo have come up with this healthy version. Here s what they do…

Ingredients

1 cup groundnuts/peanuts

2 green chillies, finely chopped ( This is going to make it very spicy, if you want it less spicy use just one)

2 tbsp corriander leaves, finely chopped

1 onion, finely chopped

2 tomatoes, finely chopped

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

a pinch of hing

juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 tsp of oil

What to do with all this?!?

Soak the peanuts in water for 2-3 hours.
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Pressure cook the peanuts with little salt till they are soft. After it is cooked separate it from the excess water using a colander.
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In a small pan, heat oil and mustard seeds. Once the seeds crackle, add chopped green chillies. Fry it for a min and take it off heat.
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In a bowl, place the chopped onion and tomatoes.
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To this add the fried green chillies. Then, squeeze the lemon juice.
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Add the coriander leaves.
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Finally add the cooked peanuts and toss it well.
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Here is it, a tasty snack which can be enjoyed with a hot cup of tea!
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