Peanut Crispies

IMG_1935 - Copy Often, when we are bored or deeply engrossed in a book, sitcom or an exciting cricket match or any other sports event for that matter, we like to munch on something  crispy and often it turns out to be a deep-fried dish! For peanut lovers here is a simple but delightfully healthy crispy that takes very little oil  but tastes equally good. It takes just about 10 minutes to make this dish!

Ingredients

Shelled peanuts 1 cup (can be normal or roasted)

Gram flour 2 tbsp

Rice flour 1 tbsp

Oil 1 tbsp (or  less)

Spices

Red chilli powder 1 tsp

Cumin powder ½ tsp

Coriander powder 1 tsp

Dry mango powder (Amchur) 1 tsp

Turmeric powder ¼ tsp

Salt ½ tsp

Method

  • Take the peanuts in a wide bowl and add water to soak them. Drain off the water in less than a minute so the peanuts remain moist but do not get too soft.
  • Add the spices , gram flour, rice flour, and oil, and mix well with the help of a fork or using your fingers to get a crumb like consistency.
  • Sprinkle very small amounts of water to the mix to get “just enough” binding of the flour and spices to the peanuts.

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  • Grease a glass or ceramic bowl and transfer the mix and spread evenly.
  • Keep the microwave setting at 900 and microwave for 2 minutes initially. Change the setting to 600 and microwave for another 4 minutes to get crisp and yummy peanuts.

IMG_1936 - Copy   Chef’s Note Please DO NOT use the mix-prepared bowl to microwave as the base is coated with flour and is likely to give a burnt base.   For those who do not mind a sweet tinge, add a pinch of sugar to the mix as it adds to crispness. If you like it  spicy you can add ½ tsp chat masala or garam masala along with the spices.

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5 thoughts on “Peanut Crispies

    1. Hi Sonali saw your comment only now. Sprinkle a few drops of water when you make the mix. It should help

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