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Nepali-Style Peanut Salad (Badam Sadheko)

April 29, 2020


Nepali-Style Peanut Salad (Badam Sadheko)


1 cup roasted peanuts
2 tablespoon chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 thumb sized ginger, thinly sliced
1 green onion, thinly chopped
2 chili pepper, thinly sliced
1 heaping pinch of cumin powder
1 heaping pinch of red chili powder
Salt, to taste
2 teaspoon mustard oil
1 small tomato, chopped
1 small dried red chili 1
heaping pinch of turmeric
1⁄2 slice of lime
2 tablespoon of chopped cilantro


  1. In a medium bowl, add roasted peanuts, chopped onion, sliced garlic cloves, sliced ginger, chopped green onion, and chili pepper.

  2. Add spices – cumin powder, chili powder, and salt to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients.

  3. In a small pan, heat mustard oil and add chopped tomato and dried red chili. Sautee for 2-3 minutes until the tomatoes are slightly softened. Add turmeric to the pan and cook for an additional minute. Pour the mix over the bowl with the rest of the ingredients and mix.

  4. Squeeze lime and add chopped cilantro. Adjust salt, red chili pepper, and other seasonings as needed.

  5. Serve it as a side dish or an appetizer.


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