Jun 3, 2011

Deep fried Spicy Peanuts / Masala Kappalandi (with besan / gram flour)

Deep fried Spicy Peanuts / Masala Kappalandi (with gram flour / besan)

An excellent accompaniment with Tea / Coffee.

You will need

250 g peanuts
125 g gram flour (besan)
2 tablespoon (25 to 30 ml) water
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon red chilli powder or 3/4 teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon hing (asafoetida)
225 g oil


Mix peanuts with besan, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and hing. Sprinkle 2 tablespoon water and mix well. Gram flour - spice mixture should be thick and well coated on each peanut. Keep aside for half an hour.

Heat oil in a frying pan. Reduce heat to medium and fry gram flour coated peanuts in batches (4 batches) until golden color and crisp (Do not fry on high heat. Peanuts will get the brown color immediately and it won't cook inside).

Drain and place on kitchen paper to absorb excess oil. Sprinkle deep fried curry leaves over it (optional). Serve with Tea or Coffee.

1 comment:

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

I'll have to try this. I like that it is coated with besan and is gluten-free. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)