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
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.