Sunday 7 April 2013

Masala peanuts

Almost everybody like Masala peanuts.  Some fear to eat it because its oily but still like its taste and cant resist eating a handful whenever they see it.    Peanuts are rich in energy and contain health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. These nuts are a good source of dietary protein compose fine quality amino acids that are essential for growth and development. It helps to lower LDL or "bad cholesterol" and increases HDL or "good cholesterol” level in the blood. Just a hand full of peanuts per day provides enough recommended levels of phenolic anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins, and protein.
(Courtesy Tarla Dalal’s microwave cooking)  Preparation time less than 5 mins.

salted peanuts                        --  ½ cup
Besan (Bengal gram flour)   --  ½ cup
Chilly powder                         --   1 tsp
Perumjeerakam powder     --   1 tsp
(Fennel )
Rice/corn flour                      --  1 tsp
Water                                      --  2 to 3 tbsp
Oil                                            --  ½ tbsp
Black salt                               -- 1 ½ tsp

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl ensuring the batter coats the peanuts evenly.  On a greased microwave safe plate drop each coated peanut separately and microwave on HIGH for 1 and half minutes.  Remove and cool.  Store in a airtight container.   (If you cook it for more time it becomes hard and gets burnt).

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