Masala Peanuts (Healthy Snack)

Masala Peanuts/Kadalai is one of the famous tea time snacks in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu. People eat this masala peanuts either as a side dish for their lunch

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Masala Peanuts/Kadalai is one of the famous tea time snacks in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu. People eat this masala peanuts either as a side dish for their lunch or as a tea time snack. I already posted ‘Roasted Peanuts’ on my blog! So try these two recipes and share your comments!

Though peanuts are very rich in protein, this deep fried recipe is not very healthier. If you want healthy masala peanuts then try this Roasted Peanuts.

You may also like my other healthy snack recipes such as Fruit and Nut Balls, Fruit and Nut Choco-Bar and Dark Chocolate Nut Balls.

Masala Peanuts

Furthermore, I would like to share some of my suggestions for making masala peanuts. Firstly, try to buy good quality of peanuts. Secondly, I would recommend you to add more crushed garlic with skin, because those fried up garlic gives more flavor to masala peanuts and they taste so yummy. Finally, sprinkle little water (3&1/2 tbsp of water is enough)and mix well until each peanut is coated well with the masala.

Masala Peanuts (Healthy Snack) 2017-02-27 08:01:25

Serves 5    Masala Peanuts/Kadalai is one of the famous tea time snacks in Tamil Nadu.                             Print        Prep Time   00:10        Cook Time   00:15        Total Time   00:25

Prep Time   00:10        Cook Time   00:15        Total Time   00:25                      Ingredients

  1. 250 grams peanuts
  2. 1/2 cup chickpeas flour
  3. 1/4 cup rice flour
  4. 2 tsp red chili powder
  5. 1/4 tsp asafoetida powder
  6. 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  7. 4 garlic pods
  8. 3/4 tsp salt or to taste
  9. 5 tbsp of water, divided
  10. few curry leaves
  11. oil to fry          Instructions
  12. Firstly, crush the garlic pods along with the skin, roughly.
  13. Then place the peanuts in a microwave plate and microwave it on high for 1 and 1/2 mins.
  14. Meanwhile, heat a pan with enough oil to fry the peanuts, over medium heat
  15. In a wide bowl, combine chickpeas flour, rice flour, red chili powder, asafoetida powder, cumin powder, crushed garlic, and salt, mix it well until incorporated.
  16. Sprinkle 1&1/2 tbsp of water over the peanuts and mix well, so that the masala gets coated in the peanuts well and makes them separate.
  17. Then add the wet peanuts to the flour and mix it thoroughly.
  18. Sprinkle some water and mix well until each peanut is coated well with the masala.
  19. But while adding water, take care not to add more.  Only 3&1/2 tbsp of water is enough.
  20. Once the oil is heated, deep fry the masala coated peanuts in hot oil in batches and deep fry until it becomes golden brown and crunchy.
  21. Fry till bubbles cease and place it on a kitchen towel to observe the excess oil.
  22. Do the same process for the remaining peanuts also.
  23. Wash and pat dry curry leaves and fry them in the oil till it becomes crispy and finally, add it to the fried peanuts.         By Santhi Therese    The Indian Claypot https://theindianclaypot.com/

Masala Peanuts (Healthy Snack)

Serves 1
Prep Time: 00:10
Cook Time: 00:15
Total Time: 00:25

Ingredients

  • 250 grams peanuts
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas flour
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 4 garlic pods
  • 3/4 tsp or to taste salt
  • 5 tbsp, divided water
  • few curry leaves
  • to fry oil

Instructions

  • Crush the garlic pods along with the skin, roughly.
  • Place the peanuts in a microwave plate and microwave it on high for 1 and 1/2 mins.
  • Meanwhile, heat a pan with enough oil to fry the peanuts, over medium heat.
  • In a wide bowl, combine chickpeas flour, rice flour, red chili powder, asafoetida powder, cumin powder, crushed garlic, and salt, mix it well until incorporated.
  • Sprinkle 1&1/2 tbsp of water over the peanuts and mix well, so that the masala gets coated in the peanuts well and makes them separate.
  • Then add the wet peanuts to the flour and mix it thoroughly.
  • Sprinkle some water and mix well until each peanut is coated well with the masala.
  • But while adding water, take care not to add more. Only 3&1/2 tbsp of water is enough.
  • Once the oil is heated, deep fry the masala coated peanuts in hot oil in batches and deep fry until it becomes golden brown and crunchy.
  • Fry till bubbles cease and place it on a kitchen towel to observe the excess oil.
  • Do the same process for the remaining peanuts also.
  • Wash and pat dry curry leaves and fry them in the oil till it becomes crispy and finally, add it to the fried peanuts.

By Santhi Therese
The Indian Claypot

You may also like my other Healthy Snacks posts and recipes like Easy Bruschetta Recipe, Kuzhi Paniyaram, Oatmeal Brownie, Ragi Sweet Kozhukattai, Instant Wheat Flour Appam, Mysore Bonda Recipe, Fried Gram Murukku Recipe, Whole Wheat Butter Cookies, Fried Gram / Pottu Kadalai Urundai, Baked Murukku /Chakli, Green Gram Payasam/Kheer, Black Gram Laddu, Moong Dal Susiyam, Vegan Banana Oatmeal Cookies, Microwave Mug Cake Recipe, Homemade Peanut Butter, Vazhaipoo Vadai, Raspberry Pudding, Raspberry Lemon Bread, Coconut Sweet Bun .


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