Masala peanuts or masala moongphali are a popular snack item which is mine and hubby’s favorite. I made blog posts about microwave masala peanuts earlier but this recipe calls for deep frying.
Recipe of masala peanuts
1 cup peanuts (moongphali)
Slightly less than 1/4 cup besan (gram flour/chickpea flour)
3/4 tsp salt or to taste
1/2 tsp chaat masala
1/2 tsp red chilli powder (cayenne pepper)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Oil to deep fry
1. Take peanuts in a strainer (chhalni) and wet them under running water. Shake off excess water.
2. In a bowl, mix besan with all the spices and salt.
3. Mix peanuts with spiced besan so that all peanuts are coated with besan.
4. Deep fry these peanuts in medium hot oil till they turn golden brown. Drain on an absorbent paper and let masala peanuts cool completely before devouring them. Store remaining masala peanuts in an airtight jar. They stay fresh for long.