Friday, 17 August 2012

Masala Kadalai / Crispy Fried Peanuts


A crispy snack with a cup of coffee / tea makes my evening so delightful. And how about a simple and a tasty one, that is what am going to discuss with you today. Masala kadalai is a very famous snack found in all street side snack shops and bakeries in South India. It is so simple to make and can be prepared quickly, does not require much ingredients too.  Home-made can be more relied when coming to fried snack preparations, because the store bought ones may not be hygienically prepared, the oil for frying might be re-used, which may cause indigestion and other health problems. This snack does not take much of your time so try it at homes and relish the taste and good health. I have seen many people preparing this snack but the consistency never comes out perfect for them, here is the proper way to make these masala kadalai.


INGREDIENTS

(Serves a cup or 2 people)
  1. Roasted Peanuts - 1 cup 
  2. Besan flour / Gram flour / Kadalai Maavu - 2 to 3 spoons 
  3. Red chilli powder - 1 spoon 
  4. Curry leaves - Few (Optional)
  5. Asafoetida / Hing - A pinch 
  6. Salt - As per taste
  7. Oil - For deep frying 

PREPARATION METHOD 

  • Mix the following ingredients on a wide plate; Gram flour, salt, roasted peanuts and red chilli powder.
  • Take a few drops of water and add it to the above mixture and rub (mix) them well together, sprinkle some more water and (see that you don't add excess water, the masala should be dry not sticky or watery) rub (mix) well using fingers so that the masala adheres well with the peanuts. 
  • Heat a frying pan and pour oil into it, after it heats up well, spread these peanuts along with some curry leaves and fry until they turn brownish and crisp.
  • Remove from pan and spread it on a tissue paper to remove excess oil.
  • Serve after 10 minutes!! Do not serve immediately, it will get its crunchy nature only after 10 minutes.


TIP 1: Do not add more than a spoon of water. The masala will get stuck/adhere well to the peanuts as you start to rub them or mix them with your fingers.

TIP 2: Use peanuts along with their skin do not use skinless peanuts, the masala wont get adhered properly, You can find in my clicks, the skinless peanuts bland without any masala on them.

TIP 3: Just a coating will do, never make a batter for this snack. I have added lesser gram flour if you want lots of coating add another spoon of it. Rice flour is not necessary, because it is already crispy.

TIP 4: Do not serve immediately  after frying serve only after few minutes. After it cools down or reaches room temperature store them in airtight containers for future use. Consume within a week.


A perfect, easy and simple snack for tea-time is now ready!! Enjoy with a hot cup of tea / coffee!!
 

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58 comments:

  1. as usual awesome :) simple to make and everyone's favorite..

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  2. Love masala kadalais... Beautiful clicks and tempting snack

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  3. this is my all time fav... nice to get the recipe from you dear :P

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  4. wow... its so yummy and inviting divya... my all time favorite... send me one coneful of kalai...
    VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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  5. so yummy divya. these go well with any hard drink or soft drink and ya dont get me wrong me not drunk but these r yummy

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    1. Yeah Meenu these go well with tea and coffees specially!! Thank you :)

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  6. Hi Divya,

    Masala kadalai Looks Delicious!!!

    Perfect presentation :)

    www.southindiafoodrecipes.blogspot.in

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  7. My favorite snack. Love the clicks.

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  8. yum yumm. thanks for linking :)

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  9. Love to munch this,delicious and spicy snack.

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  10. my favorite tea time snack!!and perfect click

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  11. Perfect teatime snacks. Awesome clicks!

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  12. I make these at home too..anytime healthier than the store bought ones, as you rightly said.

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  13. I love these & can never stop munching once I start

    http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com/

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  14. Wow Crispy And loving it :) Sure will make it for sure :)

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  15. Looks yum!
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  16. Well done on this post. I cannot think of anything more yummy as a snack!

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  17. Amazing Clicks Divya! Masala peanuts look perfect and crunchy.

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  18. the tips you mentioned are nice ! looks yum

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  19. Wow...my husbands favorite...nice clicks..

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  20. nice presentation.. love this kadalai..

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  21. Love this crispy spicy groundnuts. Thanks for sharing with the tips.

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  22. luv your papercone masala peanuts!i had posted microwave masala peanuts in my blog..i remember your comment there divya..:)

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    1. Thanks Leela..I too still remember, that comment was my first on your space right ? :)

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