Spicy Masala Peanuts Recipe
Spicy Peanuts Are a Favorite Teatime Snack
Spicy, fried peanuts are a very popular teatime snack. Peanuts are legumes and have a high protein content. They have a lot of energy stored in them. Not only that, they are very tasty.
You can easily make spicy masala peanuts at home. Let me show you how!
- 1 bowl peanuts (groundnuts)
- 6 tablespoons gram flour (chickpea flour)
- 1 teaspoon rice flour
- 2 pinches asafetida (hing powder)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon or more red chili powder
- 1 tablespoon hot oil, for the batter
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- oil, for deep-frying
- a few curry leaves, for garnishing
- In a mixing bowl, add peanuts, gram flour, rice flour, red chili powder, asafoetida powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Add 1 tablespoon of hot oil. Dry-mix to combine.
- Add some water and make a loose and sticky batter. Refer the photo to ensure the right consistency.
- Heat oil for deep-frying. With your fingers, form a lemon-sized ball of batter. Gently drop the coated peanuts, separating them with your fingers. If they fall in lumps, separate them with the help of a ladle.
- Turn them at intervals to ensure uniform frying. Keep the heat at medium. Frying them over a high flame may burn the outer layer and may not cook inside. Fry them until they become crispy.
- Transfer the cooked peanuts to a paper towel. Repeat this process until all of the peanuts have been fried.
- Once you finish frying, turn off the fire. Drop curry leaves into the hot oil. Take them out when they become crispy. Add them to the fried peanuts. Set aside to cool.
- Spicy masala peanuts are ready to eat. Serve them with a cup of hot tea or coffee. Enjoy!
- Store the spicy peanuts in an airtight container.
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|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||135|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 15 g||23%|
|Saturated fat 2 g||10%|
|Carbohydrates 6 g||2%|
|Sugar 1 g|
|Fiber 3 g||12%|
|Protein 7 g||14%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 60 mg||3%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
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