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…
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.
Pressure cook the peanuts with little salt till they are soft. After it is cooked separate it from the excess water using a colander.
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.
In a bowl, place the chopped onion and tomatoes.
To this add the fried green chillies. Then, squeeze the lemon juice.
Add the coriander leaves.
Finally add the cooked peanuts and toss it well.
Here is it, a tasty snack which can be enjoyed with a hot cup of tea!