Vrat ke liye perfect Peanuts

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Peanuts are an all-time favourite snack and your options of including them in your diet are definitely not limited to eating it as a roasted snack. The fact that you make a large variety of dishes like peanut butter, peanut based cakes, snacks, sauces, dips, chutneys and more, makes this a very popular across the world. In India too they have special significance in a fasting meal. Peanuts are one of the permitted ingredients during most Indian vrats, because not only do they keep you full but also help you stay energetic and active for longer periods of time.

Besides this here are a few more reasons to include this legume (yes, peanuts are a legume and not a nut!) in your meals, especially if you are on a fast!

  1. They can help you get your daily protein requirement. 100 grams of peanuts can provide around 25 grams of protein to you.
  2. They are a good source of fibre and help in stabilising the blood sugar levels.
  3. They are an energy boosting food which keeps your daily calories in limit and in turn helps in weight loss.
  4. Loaded with vitamins and minerals like folate, manganese, copper, vitamin E, zinc etc.
  5. They help in the prevention of any heart diseases because it has mono saturated and poly saturated fats which are good for the heart.

You can try this Vrat ki Peanut curry in 5 simple steps for your next fasting meal:


1 cup roasted peanuts, unsalted

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tbsp ghee

1 tsp cumin seeds

2 tsps chopped jaggery

2-3 kokum petals

Senda namak to taste

Cooked vari to serve



  1. Take the roasted peanuts in a blender jar, add some red chilli powder and around ½ cups water and blend it to a fine paste.
  2. Heat desi ghee in a kadai, add cumin seeds and let them change their colour. Add the prepared paste and mix well. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add 1 cup water and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add jaggery, kokum petals and senda namak and mix well.
  5. Serve hot with vari.


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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.