A batter is prepared with besan and spices. Raw peanuts are coated with freshly prepared batter. They are then deep fried in hot oil till peanuts turn golden brown in color. Serve spiced peanuts as a tea time snack.
Makes: 1 Cup of Spiced Peanuts.
Raw Peanuts 2 Cups
Besan 2 Tbsps
Rice Flour 1 Tbsp
Red Chili Powder 1/2 – 1 tsp
Cumin Powder a Pinch
Garam Masala a Pinch
Turmeric Powder a Pinch
Soda bi Carb a Small Pinch
Salt to taste
Oil for Deep Frying
Method of preparation:
In a mixing bowl, whisk together besan, rice flour, red chile powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, soda bi carb and salt into thick batter with little water.
Pour the whisked besan batter on to the peanuts and mix well to coat the peanuts with the batter.
Heat oil in a deep pan on medium heat.
When oil gets hot, slowly drop the peanuts into oil.
Deep fry the peanuts till they turn golden brown in color on all sides.
Remove the peanuts onto absorbent paper.
Once peanuts cool down, store them in a tight jar and they stay good for couple of weeks.
Serve spiced peanuts as a snack.
Notes: Make sure to roast the peanuts well.
Suggestions: If peanuts still feel soft after frying, put them back into hot oil again and deep fry till crisp.
Variations: You can also add your choice of spices to the batter if you wish.
Other Names: Spiced Peanuts.