Traditionally, back in the old days all bakeries in Bangalore were called “Iyengar Bakery”. Any Bangalorean will get nostalgic when you talk about these bakeries and some of the classic snacks served there – the Vegetable and Egg Puffs, Onion Tomato Sandwich, Potato Bun, Sweet Bun, Khara Bun, Dil Pasand, the multitude of biscuits and spicy snacks etc. There are still many of these bakeries today, still rustic and classic in how they are run and what they serve.
The face of the bakery has changed over the past several years. And boy have taken the word bakery to a new level! What with serving the ever growing South Bangalore working class, student population from various parts of the country. On a balmy evening in Bangalore you can see quite a crowd outside these bakeries, all of them sipping chai and eating a samosa or a Samosa sandwich or a Jam Butter Sandwich etc.
Today recipe is from the Bakery Kitchen – a classic tea time snack, innovation at its prime 🙂
Peanut Masala Buns
You will need:
Sandwich Buns or Burger Buns – 4 or 6 as per count needed
Butter as needed
For the Peanut Masala:
1 box of Spanish Peanuts or any store bought salted roasted peanuts (In Bangalore they use the spicy variety of peanuts called “Congress” – spicy, red and broken into half these are to die for!)
1 Onion – Chopped fine
3 Green Chillies – Minced or chopped fine
1 Carrot – Grated
1/2 cup Chopped Cilantro/Coriander leaves
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tbsp Grated Coconut
1/2 Fresh Lemon/Lime
Salt to taste
1. Chop the onions, greem chillies and cilantro. Grate the carrots and keep aside.
3. Add the above mixture to the peanuts and mix well. Top with chopped cilantro and grated coconut. Squeeze fresh lime and mix well. This Peanut Masala can also be served as is..it makes a very tasty snack.
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