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7 July, 2016

CONGRESS KADALEBEEJA/SPICY ROASTED PEANUTS/MASALA MOONGPHALI

Posted in : SNACKS / BAKED / DEEP FRIED / STEAMED on by : Divya Suresh

Congress kadalekayi / Spicy roasted peanut is a Coffee/Tea time snack. Roasted and de-skinned groundnut …tempered with spices & generous amount of Hing has different aroma and taste. This is an ever popular snack in Karnataka, that too specially in Bengaluru. Its an Iyengar Bakery special Item ! Though I don’t have any idea … why it is called Congress kadalekayi !! All I know is almost everybody is its big Fan. Though I make it at home, still whenever we visit Bengaluru we never miss to buy this….. specially from a good Iyengar Bakery. Apart from roast & de-skin process it is a simple recipe, which is also suitable for rainy season.

 

It is always made little more spicy, but you can adjust ingredients like Red chilli powder, pepper powder & hing, as per your taste
       

      Ingredients:

  • Peanuts – 4 cups
  • Oil – 1&1/2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 2 tsp
  • Red chilli Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Black Pepper Powder – 1 tsp
  • Hing – 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tbsp or as per taste

 

        PROCEDURE:

  •  Dry roast the Peanuts in a kadhai on low heat (Don’t burn), Let it cool, De-skin, then split them into two
  •  Heat oil add mustard seeds and let it splutter
  • Add all the other ingredients one by one… stir once, Now add peanuts
  • Combine everything well and saute for a while continuously on medium flame
  • Remove from fire, cool and store it in a jar
  • Enjoy with tea/coffee

 

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