May 26, 2012

Spicy Peanuts

Spicy Peanuts

Shallow fried crispy & spicy peanuts. Delicious with tea / coffee !!

Serves: 2


1 teaspoon oil

½ cup (100 g) peanuts (or a mix of raw cashew nuts, shelled pistachios & blanched almonds)

½ teaspoon garam masala powder

½ teaspoon red chilli powder

4 curry leaves (optional)

½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)


Heat oil in a pan / kadai, cook the peanuts, stirring, until browned lightly (approximate roasting time 15 – 20 minutes on a medium to low heat). Remove from heat.

Microwave method –Arrange peanuts in a microwave safe flat dish and microwave high (750W) for 2 minute 30 seconds. Keep aside to cool for 20 minutes and gently remove the skin of the peanuts.

Cook spices and curry leaves (optional) in same pan, stirring until fragrant on a low heat for 2 – 3 minutes.

Combine spices with nuts and salt in a bowl; cool. Store in an airtight container.

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