Monday, May 12, 2014

Baked masala peanut

Fried masala peanut (masala verkadalai) is a much familiar one for people like me. Recently after successfully roasting the peanuts (easily) in conventional oven, I tried to make masala peanuts and it has turned out very scrumptious too. Deep fried ones are really tastier than this baked version,  as our taste-buds are used to it:) but I love the way it is done easily for larger batches. I am sure you all enjoy this !
First bake the peanuts for 7 minutes

Masala mix

Peanuts coated with masala

Crispy masala peanuts after baking.

Peanut - 2 cups
besan flour - 1/2 cup
rice flour - 2 tbsp
salt - as per need (2 tsp)
red chilly powder - 1 tbsp
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
garam masala powder - 1 tsp
curry leaves - few
hing - 1/4 tsp
oil - 2 tbsp

Preheat the oven for 10 minutes to 350 deg C.
Spread the peanuts on a baking tray and bake for 7 minutes at first.
Take out.
In a mixing bowl add everything in the ingredients and mix well. Add little water to make it a thick paste.
Add the semi baked peanuts and mix well. Check for salt.
Spread the peanuts (as separate as possible) on the baking tray and bake for 10 minutes.
Take out, flip slightly using a spoon and then bake again for 10 minutes.
If needed bake for 5 minutes till it turns crispy (not red).
Let cool completely and store in airtight containers.
Masala peanuts is ready!

Serving suggestion:
Serve as snack.

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