Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Masala Peanuts

when i returned home,it was lovely weather,wind was blowing heavily.then started the heavy downpouring with thunderstroms & lightning in chennai.Felt like munching something crunchy,but how to get it in that rain???so i searched for something in kitchen.i found a carton of Cashews & peanuts.As iam diet consious,iam always afraid of this cashews & peanuts.but i really need something crispy something spicy to have with my favorite coffee in this cool romantic evening.Thought for awhile what can i do with this peanuts???First i thought of making Chikki but later this Masala peanuts striked in my mind,which i really need in that point of time so immediately i made this crispy peanuts.I enjoyed it forgetting about the diet.Everyone relished this snack at home.it is very easy to prepare,so here goes the recipe for all of you.


Peanuts - 1 cup

Gram flour - 3 tbsp

Rice Flour - 1 tbsp

Chilly powder - 1 tsp

Turmeric - a pinch

Asafoetida - a pinch

Ajwain seeds - 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil for deep fry

Method :

Place a pan on stove then add peanuts to it.toss till the moisture dries off.Transfer the groundnuts to a bowl and mix all the above ingredients adding a spoon of oil.this ensures that the groundnut is coated completely with the flour.u could add little water if u need.Now deep fry the ground nuts in a wok.Allow to cool.Store in an air tight container.Enjoy crispy peanuts with Coffee / Tea in a lazy evening...

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