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Spicy Masala Peanuts

- submitted by Dahlia on 06-01-2011
(Spicy Roasted Peanuts, Roasted groundnuts)

        Masala Peanuts is a common snack that can be made instantly while watching a good movie, during tea time or while enjoying a family time. The peanuts roasted with a delicious mix of spices is very addictive. The recipe is very simple to make but very versatile. You can add in different spices, sauces as per your creativity and taste. Here is a simple microwave recipe perfect for bachelors.
Peanuts (unroasted) - 1 cup
Red Chilly Powder - 1/2 tsp (or to taste)
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Chaat Masala - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves - 1 spring
Oil - 1 tblsp
1. Take the peanuts in a microwave safe bowl. Cook on micro power high for 1 minute.
2. Add the oil, red chilly powder, salt, chaat masala, garam masala, curry leaves and mix.
3. Microwave again for 2 minutes stirring after every 30 sec.
4. Let it rest for 5 minutes. The peanuts will continue to cook and become crispy.
    (Every microwave is different so keep a careful watch while cooking. It may take a little less or more time than specified here.)
5. Enjoy this instant snack any time of the day with a cup of tea or soda. Some people serve this as a sidedish for rice with pulikulambu.

      - Another common variation of masala peanuts is called 'Peanut (Kadala) Pakoda)'.

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Comment by Leah Joseph
          Yummy and tasty. Very easy to make. Thanks
Reply :-
          Thank You.

Comment by Samu Thangadurai
         I tried it was good.. i even tried soak peanut in water for 2 hours and boil then do same as above in pan... :)
Reply :-
         Thanks for sharing your variation.

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