Peanuts: 1 cup
Turmeric Powder: a pinch
Oil: 1-2 tsp
Mustard: 1 tsp
Urad Dal /Split Black Gram: 1 tsp
Dried Red Chillies: 1-2 broken into pieces
Hing /Asafoetida: a pinch
CurryLeaves: few fresh ones
Salt: to taste
Soak peanuts in water for 1 hour.This lets them cook faster.Add turmeric and salt and cook them in a pressure cooker for 1-2 whistles or until soft.You can do it in stovetop also and it takes around 30 minutes.
Drain the peanuts and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add in mustard seeds.When it splutters,add in black gram,redchillies and hing.Make sure to add the hing last as we donot want it to burn which can put us off the dish.Let the black gram turn brown and then add hing.Immediately add in peanuts,coconut and curryleaves and stir gently until well combined for one or two minutes more.Adjust the salt and serve as a side salad or snack.