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Peanut Salad (Vegan & GF) / Palli Guggillu

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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!

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 (vegan & gf) / palli guggillu

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

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peanut salad / palli guggillu (vegan & gf)

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

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.
Now add the boiled peanuts, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and curry leaves to the pan. Keep stirring for 30 sec.
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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