Monday, April 30, 2012
Masala Peanuts / Spicy Fried Peanuts
Raw Peanuts - 2 cups
Chickpea Flour / Besan - 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup
Cayenne Pepper - 1/4 tsp
Roasted Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Roasted Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
Aamchur / Dried Mango Powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Asafoetida / Hing - a pinch (optional)
Turmeric - a pinch
Peanut Oil for deep frying
Place the peanuts in a big pot. Sprinkle salt, cayenne pepper, aamchur, cumin and coriander powder and mix well.
Add the besan. Now sprinkle water and using your fingers mix the besan with the peanuts. The water should only be so much as to coat the peanuts with the spices and besan lightly.
Deep fry the coated peanuts in batches in hot only till they are golden brown and crispy.
Cool completely and store in airtight container.