Peanuts masala or masala kadalai as it is referred in Tamil is a crispy ,tasty and easy to prepare snack item that goes well especially during travel and rainy seasons.
Peanuts (Ground nuts) — 1 cup
Besan flour — 1 cup
Turmeric powder — ½ tsp
Hing — ½ tsp
Chilli powder — 1 tsp
Salt — to taste
Water — 3-4 tbsp
Oil — for deep fry
Preparation time : 05 minutes
Cooking time : 10 minutes
Makes : Around 1 ¾ cup
Take 1 cup Besan flour ( Bengal gram flour) in a vessel. Add turmeric powder, hing powder and chilli powder
Add salt to taste, 1 tsp hot oil. Mix well
Transfer 1/2 the mixture to another vessel. then add 3-4 tbsp water . Mix well.
Add 1 cup ground nets to wet mixture. Mix well again so that ground nuts are coated with the mixture paste. Add this to the dry flour and mix well so that the ground nuts are fully coated with the mixture paste.
Heat oil in a pan. Add the peanuts to the oil and allow frying. Stir well regularly. When oil subsides, take the peanuts using a steel ladle into a strainer to allow the oil to drain out.
The peanuts masala (Masala kadalai) is now ready
The following video also explains the preparation of peanuts masala (Masala kadalai) snack.