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Peanut Salad (Vegan & GF) / Palli Guggillu

Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

PrepTime:2 mins  CookTime:15 mins   Cuisine:Indian

Peanut Salad / Palli Guggillu is a simple and easy to make, which I mostly  prepare in this Indian style. With the addition of basic ingredients & Indian flavours, this salad is not far away from making addictive!

peanut salad / palli guggillu (vegan & gf)

Health Benefits of Peanuts / Ground Nuts

Peanuts are good source of Omega-3, edible fiber, anti-oxidants and healthy fats. And are rich in calories too (info from internet). But if you take it in moderation anything should be fine.

For instance, when I made this salad during dinner time, I compensated the dinner just with this salad, did not eat anything else. Which sufficed my tummy very well. Just go for it then!! 🙂 

This salad is suitable not just as a salad, but as a starter, snack, even as travel food or even in the kids lunch box.

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peanut salad / palli guggillu (vegan & gf)

Before starting to cook, don’t forget to see the Tips mentioned at the end.

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peanut salad (vegan & gf) / palli guggillu

Ingredients: (serves 4)

  • Raw Peanuts / Pallilu – 1 cup
  • Water – ½ cup (to pressure cook)
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Red Chilli Powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Curry Leaves – 6 (optional)
  • Grated Carrot – ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon
  • Chopped Coriander – 2 tablespoons
  • Roasted Peanut Powder / Palli Podi – 1½ tablespoon (see Tips below)
  • Lemon Wedges – 4

Ingredients for tempering:

  • Mustard Seeds / Aavalu – ½ teaspoon
  • Jeera / Cumin Seeds – ½ teaspoon
  • Sesame Seeds / Nuvvulu – ½ teaspoon
  • Urad dal / Seedless Black gram – ½ teaspoon (optional)
  • Green Chillies – 3 (chopped)
  • Cooking Oil – 2 tablespoons

Special Ingredients:

  • Roasted Peanut Powder / Palli Podi
peanut salad (vegan & gf) / palli guggillu

Step wise pics Procedure for Peanut salad (vegan & gf) / Palli guggillu:

Take the raw peanuts / pallilu into the pressure cooker.
Add the water and pressure cook up to 3 whistles.
Put a frying pan on stove top under medium flame.
Add the ‘Ingredients for tempering’ and saute for a min.
peanut salad / palli guggillu (vegan & gf)
Now add the boiled peanuts, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and curry leaves to the pan. Keep stirring for 30 sec.
peanut salad / palli guggillu (vegan & gf)
Transfer the chopped coriander leaves, grated carrot and roasted peanut powder to the pan.
Mix up everything thoroughly, that all the spices are coated on every peanut.
peanut salad / palli guggillu (vegan & gf)
Peanut salad / Palli Guggillu garnished with little of grated carrots, chopped coriander served along with lemon wedge on the side.


  • To make Roasted Peanut Powder: Put a wide frying pan on stove top under medium flame, add a handful of raw peanuts, dry roast until they turn pale brown. Let them cool completely & powder them in a spice blender. 
  • Adding onions, garlic doesn’t suit in this recipe.
  • Adjust the salt & spice as per your taste.
  • To make the salad even more healthier>> just add boiled peanuts, raw veggies into a bowl, add the seasoning. Toss and serve. you can skip the ‘tempering’ section, skip the salt too.
  • You can add the seasonings, and store it in fridge but top up the grated veggies just before serving.


  • Peanut salad (vegan & gf) / Palli guggillu, is very simple to make but the taste is exotic.
  • The crunchy, nutty peanuts combined with spices and the addition of powdered peanuts, made this simple salad a special one
  • And its very much suitable for upavasam / fasting day diet.
peanut salad (vegan & gf) / palli guggillu

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