Friday, June 7, 2013

Microwave Masala Peanuts | Masala Kadalai | Microwave Cooking

Me and the huss are not hard-core tea people. It is not a must that we need tea or coffee for our evenings. Saturdays and Sundays are exceptional, and so are rainy days. Hot coffee and hot hot bajjis are a must for the huss when it rains. And seldom the craving hits me too. And so I make coffee, fry potato and onion bajjis, pour coffee into our coffee cups and we cosy up on the couch.

I can still remember the day when amma and me walked in the blowing winds and heavy downpour to get a packet of Sunrise coffee just because we were out of instant coffee. Even the shop owner was speechless when he came to know that all we wanted was a packet of coffee. Yeah, rainy days call for coffee and good day biscuits for us and we are so addicted to the combo till date.

I came across this recipe for microwave masala peanuts sometime back and had bookmarked to try it. As usual it got lost among the other bookmarked recipes in time. Weekends when I am too bored, I go through my bookmarked folder looking for recipes that can be made in a jiffy and then I came across this... Sounded easy and just perfect for our evening tea. Also its healthy when compared to the versions which are deep-fried in oil. I have added my own touches by adding crushed garlic and some curry leaves.

~*What U Need*~
Gram flour - 1 cup
Raw peanuts - 1 cup
Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garlic pods, crushed - 1 tbsp
Hing powder - a pinch
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Oil - 3 tbsp
Water - 1/4 cup
Salt - to taste

How I Made it:
In a microwave safe bowl, add all the ingredients except oil and water. Mix well, pour oil and stir well. Slowly add water and mix it till it coats well on the peanuts. Then microwave it for 2 mins. Take it out and stir it using a fork. Again heat it for 1 min. Repeat the process till it becomes crispy. It take around 6 to 8 mins.

Serve with chaai!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. those are perfectly toasted and without oil too

  2. Very crispy and looks perfect, one healthy version, superb vimitha...

  3. They look so crispy! A great snack.

  4. Loved the microwave hassle of deep frying...very nice...

  5. Delicious snack! and so easy to make too :)

  6. I am addictive to this crunchy snacks and you made it more simple with microwave..

  7. Vimitha the best thing about these peanuts is that you've used only 3 tablespoons of oil. With hing, garlic and curry leaves, I can imagine how flavourful they must be!

  8. delicious crunchy peanuts, going to try out soon.

  9. Perfect to munch on a rainy day!

  10. Superb Vimitha! loved these crispy peanuts , that too in microwave, excellent.

    today's post:

  11. Vimitha, those peanuts are highly addictive! I won't be able to stop eating them :)

  12. great work of utilizing the microwave instead deep frying :)

  13. Love this quick masala peanuts very much, prefect for sudden cravings.

  14. love this version of baked one.. yummy

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  16. This sounds so easy and no deep frying, going to try this..


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