Raw peanuts/groundnuts - 2 & 1/2 cups
( slightly fry in a pan till just warm)
Besan / Kadalai Mavu - 3 tsp heaped
Rice flour - 2 tsp heaped
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Grated garlic - 2
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Crushed fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves few
Oil to deep fry
Take a bowl add the rice flour,besan,salt,red chilly powder,hing,garlic and the warm groundnuts,mix everything well.
Sprinkle water little by little till all the peanuts are coated with the mixture.Do not pour too much water and make it like a bajji batter.Each peanuts will look dry but all well coated to the mixture.
Heat oil in a pan and carefully drop the coated peanuts separated and not in bunches.
In medium high flame fry till brown on all sides and crisp.
Remove to a plate and garnish with fried curry leaves.
Enjoy this crispy peanuts with tea.
a) You will be using very little water to coat the peanuts ,do not pour water and make it like a bajji batter,See picture above.
b) Deep fry in medium high flame otherwise the peanuts will turn brown fast and they will not be crispy,You will end up with a chewy texture.
c) 1 tsp of hot oil can be added to the peanut mixture before frying,but i did not add still got a crispy texture.
d) Beginners can arrange each peanuts separately in a plate and then carefully drop it into the hot oil.
e) Sometimes peanuts may pop up while frying so i always fry the peanuts till just warm and then use.If masala is well coated chances are less to pop.
e) As my family don't like the peanuts fully coated with besan i have reduced.If you want to coat fully add 1 or 2 tsp extra besan.
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