Cooking is one of my passions. I like to make nutritious and tasty foods at home without using preservatives and artificial colors.
Spicy Fried Peanuts Are a Favorite Teatime Snack
Spicy fried peanuts are a very popular teatime snack. Peanuts are legumes that have high protein content, which means they have a lot of energy stored in them. Not only that, but they also very tasty, too.
You can easily make spicy fried peanut snacks at home. Let me show you how!
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- 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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