Microwave Masala Peanuts

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Peanuts are a healthy snack, to make it more interesting I tried a quick, healthy and tasty Microwave Masala peanuts recipe without frying!

Masala peanuts or Sing bhujia is a popular snack which is traditionally fried, making it unhealthy. But here is a healthy version for guilt free snacking!  Amazingly tasty, easy to make and no frying required. This is truly a wish come true.

Ingredients :

Peanuts : 1 Cup
Gram floor (Besan ) : 1/3 Cup
Red chilli Powder : 1 tea spoon
Garam Masala     :   1 tea spoon
Chat Masala        : 1 tea spoon
Dried Mango Powder ( Amchoor ) : 1 tea spoon
Cumin powder ( Jeera Powder ): 1/2  tea spoon
Coriander Powder ( Dhana powder) : 1/2 tea spoon
Asafoetida ( Hing ) : 1 pinch
Water : As needed
Oil : 2 tea spoons or Pam spray

Recipe :
  1. Mix gram flour, red chilli powder, garam masala, dried mango powder, cumin & coriander powder in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Do not add chat masala .
  3. In another bowl, add peanuts  and water until the peanuts are covered with water. Then pour the water along with peanuts in a sieve. This step is required so that peanuts get wet and excess water gets drained
  4. Add the moist peanuts to the dry mixture in the first bowl. Mix the peanuts thoroughly in the gram floor mixture. If you feel the peanuts are very dry then add 1-2 spoons of water & mix . All the peanuts should be coated nicely with the gram flour mixture.
  5. Grease the microwave safe dish with 1 tb spoon of oil or Pam spray .
  6. Pour the peanuts into the dish & spread evenly.
  7. Keep the dish in microwave oven for 3 minutes.
  8. Remove the dish & stir the peanuts. Separate them with the help of spoon & again spread evenly.
  9. Keep the dish  in microwave oven for another 2 minutes. Follow the step  again.
  10. Repeat the procedure for one more time for 1 or 2 minutes or till the peanuts become crispy.
  11. Remove the dish from oven. Sprinkle the chat masala on peanuts & let them cool.
  12. Upon cooling peanuts will be crispy. Store in a air tight container & enjoy !!!

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