An extremely easy to make and delicious option which can be served as a starter or with drinks are these microwave savoury peanuts. You can also add them to roasted puffed rice and garnish it with finely chopped onions, coriander leaves and a dash of lime.
500 gms raw peanuts washed and drained.
2 tbsps Coriander powder
1 tsp Cumin powder
1 tsp Kashmiri chilly powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
2sprigs curry leaves finely chopped
2tsps oil of choice
Salt as per taste
3tbsps Besan/ chickpea flour
3 tbsps rava/ semolina/ sooji.
Sprinkle all the above mentioned powders on the drained peanuts. Add the Besan and Rava and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle a little water while mixing if you find the mixture too dry and the besan and Rava fail to stick to the peanuts. Add the finely chopped curry leaves and oil. Give a final mix and tip the peanuts into a microwave safe tray. Microwave for two and a half minutes. Mix and keep microwaving it for a minute each time till the peanuts are crisp. The whole procedure takes around eight to ten minutes. Allow to cool and bottle.
Note: Take care to see that the peanuts are microwaved for a minute each time and then tossed so that they are turn crisp evenly.
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