Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Peanut Masala Fry or Nilakadala Varuthath

 Peanut masala fry or Nilakadala Varuthath is a great healthy snack idea for kids. Kids are going to love this snack. Peanut masala fry is a snack which won't take more than 10 minutes to cook. It is an ideal quick snack for the evening.

Peanut Masala Fry or Nilakadala Varuthath Recipe

Peanut - 250g

Coconut oil - 3 teaspoon

Salt - as required ( 3/4 teaspoon will be enough)

Red chilly powder - 3 teaspoon

Curry leaves - 5 leaves

Garlic - 3 pieces (Use only if you like the smell of it)

Peanut Masala Fry

Take a medium sized kadai (cheenachatti), put it on the flame. Let the kadai become reasonably hot. Now add 3 teaspoon of coconut oil, wait until the oil is really hot. Now put 250g peanut into the kadai and stir it. Make the oil spread evenly on all peanut pieces. Let it cook for about 3-5 minutes, stir it occasionally to prevent over burning peanuts. Now add salt as required, add 3 teaspoon of chilly powder as well. Stir the peanuts to spread the salt and chilly powder evenly. Stir it for about 3 minutes. Now add curry leaves and garlic pieces and stir. Leave it to  cook for another 2 minutes with occasional stirring. Switch off the flame.

Once the cooking is over, allow the peanuts to cool off for about 20 minutes. Don't place a lid over the kadai as the peanuts will reabsorb the moisture and will lose its crispiness. So keep the kadai open till the peanuts are cooled. After it is cooled, you can either serve it or keep in a closed container. Peanut masala fry is an easy to make Indian snack, it is healthy, tasty and fun to eat, especially while watching movies.