Masala Peanuts (Baked)

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Masala Peanuts (Baked)
This simple snack is very satisfying when you're craving something spicy but don't want it deep fried. The peanuts are coated in a mix of chickpea flour (besan/kadalai mauvu) and chili powder, and baked instead of fried as the traditional recipe calls for. As an afternoon snack, have it with a cup of hot ginger chai and you would get energized for the evening!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Raw peanuts Dry roasted peanuts also work well
  • 1 cup Chick pea flour Find this in Indian grocery stores as Besan (Hindi), Kadalai mauvu (Tamil)
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida/hing
  • 2 tbsp Water
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Raw peanuts Dry roasted peanuts also work well
  • 1 cup Chick pea flour Find this in Indian grocery stores as Besan (Hindi), Kadalai mauvu (Tamil)
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida/hing
  • 2 tbsp Water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. Take the peanuts in a bowl
  3. Mix the chickpea flour, salt, hing and chili powder
  4. Add the above mix to the peanuts, and add water little by little and moisten with a spoon or your fingers until the peanuts are completely coated
  5. Spread the peanuts in a single layer on a baking tray coated with a thin spray of oil
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes and let cool
  7. Store in an airtight container. Stays fresh for up to a week
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