If we make our snacks at home and get our children to eat them, they will cherish them and also pass on the tradition to their families. On the contrary, if you allow them to eat convenient, ready-made store-bought snacks, know that you are encouraging them to feed their bodies with unhealthy stuff, and it is likely that they will not appreciate what they ate as little children. Store bought snacks are filled with unnecessary and unhealthy ingredients that overtime become harmful. Lesser the ingredients that go into making an item, the healthier and better tasting it is.
These batter-coated, spicy, fried peanuts have been made with the fewest ingredients and are extremely easy to make and absolutely delicious. Also, they make a perfect snack with a cup of hot tea on a cold, grey winter afternoon or early evening along with a company or for a quiet time with oneself. Children find them fun to munch on a lazy afternoon and adults find them addictive. Go ahead and try it and be pleased:)
Raw peanuts-2 cups
Salt- to taste
Red pepper powder-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Rice flour-2 tbs
Besan(chickpea flour)-4 tbs
Ginger-garlic paste-1/2 tsp
Water- as needed
Oil-as needed to fry
Chaat masala-1/2 tsp
1. In a bowl, put the peanuts , rice flour, chickpea flour, salt. red pepper powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida, ginger-garlic paste and mix well.
2. Sprinkle water just enough to coat all the peanuts roughly and set aside.
3. Heat oil in a wok on high heat and drop a single peanut in and if it rises to the top quickly, the oil is hot enough to fry the rest of the peanuts.
4. Use your hand and grab a handful of the peanuts and drop them into the hot oil gradually, seperating them as you drop with a gap in between each of them.
5. Wait for a couple seconds and stir them around as the oil stops bubbling.
6. When the peanuts turn brown in color, it is time to remove them with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel to let the excess oil get absorbed.
7. While still on the paper towel, quickly sprinkle the chaat masala and toss to m ix well.
8. Transfer to a serving plate and serve hot.