For this week's Blog hop Wednesday by Radhika, I was paired with Prathima . She has a wonderful blog with so many tempting dishes but this simple recipe caught my attention.This was something that I had always wanted to try but kept on postponing. The recipe sounded perfect so I finally tried the microwave version of masala peanuts.Now I repent for not trying this out earlier, as this was such a delight to have and I have made this five times already after my first try. So instead of going for the deep fried version, try this option for the same taste sans the calories. Thank you Prats for this awesome snack made in minutes.
Recipe Source: Prats Corner
1 cup plain unsalted raw peanuts
2-3 tbsp gram flour (Chickpea flour)
2-3 tsp rice flour (for crispness)
1/2 to 1 tsp chilli powder
a pinch of hing powder (asafoetida)
3 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
Mix together all the dry ingredients .Add the oil to this and mix well. Add water and mix well ( I added a little more than 1/4 cup as I wanted an even smooth coating on my nuts). Transfer the peanuts onto a microwave safe bowl (flat and wide). Spread them so that they do not stick to each other. Cook on HIGH for 2 mins. Remove, break lumps if any and stir the peanuts and place back in microwave and repeat this process in 1 minute increments until done.
The time in the microwave will depend on the power of the microwave, and the amount of water added. It took me approximately about 10 minutes.
Sending this over to Blog Hop Wednesday and Diwali Special-Sweets and Savories by Radhika