Masala peanuts also know Masala Kadalai or Fried Spicy Peanuts are crispy, deep fried tea-time snack. The gloomy weather tempted me to make this snack today. It was raining heavily in the night and I could here the sound of rain. It was so soothing and made me relax. It was like a lullaby and helped me fall asleep faster. I got up in the morning refreshed after a sound sleep and loved the view from my balcony. All trees and plants looked greener, I could even smell the wet earth. I was actually thinking of making some poori masala for breakfast today and saw this packet of raw peanut. So, sharing the recipe to make an addictive snack which you can enjoy with your family and friends.
- Raw peanuts - 1 cup
- Gram flour / besan - ¼ cup
- Rice flour - 1 tbsp
- Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
- Asafoetida - a generous pinch
- Baking soda - a pinch
- Salt to taste
- garlic - 2-3 cloves
- curry leaves - 1 sprig
- Vegetable oil for deep frying - 1 cup
- Roast peanuts for few minutes on low flame. Spread it on a plate and let it cool down.
- In a large mixing bowl, add roasted peanuts, gram flour, rice flour, baking soda, red chilly powder, asafoetida, salt and mix it well.
- Now add 2 tbsp of water and mix it well till peanuts are coated nicely with the gram flour mix. You can more water if you feel that flour is not quoting on peanuts.
- heat oil in a frying pan. You can check by dropping a single peanut in the hot oil and if it immediately comes on top, oil is ready.
- Deep fry peants on medium flame till they turn golden brown. Remove them from oil and transfer to an absorbent paper.
- Fry curry leaves and garlic cloves in same oil for few seconds and add it to fried peanuts.
- Once it completely cools down, you can store it in an airtight container.