I never thought I can make the masala coated peanuts.Whenever I see them in packets a question was always there in mind, how could one separate peanuts while frying? When I got the answer, I could find out it was very simple! If you stir the batter carefully in the hot oil , you can do it!Though I know we can make it easily in the microwave, I loved the deep fried version. So it was a compulsion for me to make this snack.
Gram flour / kadalamavu 11/2 cups
peanuts / kadala 1 cup roasted
garlic cloves 4 or garlic paste 1 tsp
cumin seeds powder 2 pinches or 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
kayam / asafoetida 1 pinch
red chilly powder 1 tsp or more
curry leaves chopped few
oil for frying
How to prepare
Make a paste of garlic and cumin.Mix this with gram flour, red chilly powder, curry leaves, salt and kayam.Pour little water to make a thick batter. Slowly add water and mix.
Put peanuts into this and mix well until each nut is covered with gram flour mixture.
For deep frying this, heat oil in a deep frying pan.
When the oil is enough hot, pour a part of this mixture into oil.
Slowly stir this to prevent peanuts to stick together.
Have to take care in this stage, since the nuts stick together easily in the hot oil.So do this step immediately after you put the masala mixture in the oil.
When the peanuts are golden red, remove them from the oil and allow to cool.
Enjoy with tea or juice!