Verkadalai thakali thokku is a tasty dish for all ages. I learnt this easy to make recipe from a friend.

What you need

Verkadalai (Raw groundnuts): 100 gm

Tomatoes: 250 gm

Turmeric powder: a pinch

Asafoetida: a pinch

Groundnut oil: 1tsp

Salt: to taste

Mustard: 1/2 tsp

Fenugreek seeds: 1/2 tsp

Coriander seeds: 1 tsp

Bengal gram: 1 1/2 tsp

Red chillies, big: 7-8

Curry leaves: a few

Coriander leaves: a few

Cooking instructions

In half tsp of oil fry the coriander seeds, Bengal gram dal and red chillies till brown. Grind coarsely and keep aside.

In a kadai fry the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, turmeric powder, asafoetida and raw groundnut in half teaspoon of oil till brown.

Cut tomatoes into small pieces and add to the mixture in the kadai. Cook till the mixture reaches a thick liquid consistency.

Add half glass of water and the ground powder. Boil till the raw smell disappears.

Cool and add the curry leaves and coriander leaves.

Serve with rice, puri, chapattis, idli or dosa.