Growing up in India, you must have seen the common spectacle of roadside vendors selling boiled or roasted peanuts. But have you ever wondered why peanuts are associated with the winter season?
Peanuts have roughly 25.8 grams of protein per 100 grams. Being a good plant-based protein source, it's beneficial to consume during winter.
These little nuts are also a powerhouse of good fats, micro and macronutrients, and protect us from a variety of illnesses. Unlike almonds, walnuts, and cashews, peanuts aren't as expensive.
Another interesting fact about peanuts is their versatility. You can have these roasted, salted, with chocolate or jaggery or many other hit combinations.
On the same lines, here are 5 recipes you can try with peanuts to keep you warm-
1. Chocolate Peanut Slice
Chocolates and peanuts seem to be a marriage made in heaven. To make it at home, all that you'd need is some honey, oats, and peanut butter.
Melt honey, butter, sugar and peanut butter together. Knead the dough with flour, baking soda, oats, and nuts. After greasing the tray with some oil, bake the dough at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Cut the bread and put the cream of chocolate and butter.
2. Peanut Butter
Make it in just two minutes. Then combine it with jam, whip up a smoothie or just spread it on your toast for the ultimate comfort snack.
3. Peanut Sundal
If you're in the mood for some chaat, quickly whip up a peanut sundal. It's loaded with south Indian flavours that come from mustard and curry leaves and grated coconut. Enjoy it with tea on a cold evening.
4. Peanut Gud Patti
You can enjoy a flavourful gud Patti made of jaggery and peanuts on a beautiful sunny day. Consumption of gud Patti will help in retaining your energy level and will be a healthy sweet treat after lunch.
5. Peanut Chaat
Try some sweet and savoury Peanut chaat with onion, tomatoes, green chilies and add some tangy Aam Chur or Spicy green chutney with it. Mamma mia this will make your day.
So, which of these recipes will you pick? Savoury or sweet? Let us know in the comments section below!