Peanut Spread

By: Esther Vasa

Peanuts - 2 cups
Garlic Cloves - 8
Curry Leaves - 6 sprigs
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp or more depending on your taste
Himalayan Salt to taste
Tamarind deseeded and cleaned - cherry tomato sized ball

Olive oil - 2 tsps for making a spread from 2 tsps of peanut powder

Toast the peanuts in a frying pan until the peanuts are slightly toasted. Add the garlic cloves, curry leaves and tamarind and continue to toast for another 10 minutes or so. Switch off the stove and allow these to cool just before you put in a dry mixer. Put all the toasted ingredients and salt and chilli powder and blend in the dry mixer until you find all the ingredients powdered. You could use this as a toast spread by mixing the powder in a couple teaspoons of olive oil.