Sunday, March 18, 2018

Air fryer Masala peanuts

Hunger and distance from home are directly proportional, in my opinion. The moment you step out of home, you tend to feel hungry and that feeling intensifies with the distance that you travel away from home. When there are kids in the picture, then hunger tends to be of specific kinds - like hunger for potato chips, thirst for soda/juice and so on. 

Whenever we travel, I try to pack some home made snacks that we can munch on whenever we feel like it. One of the recent snacks that I tried making in a relatively oil free and healthy manner is this masala peanut which was well received by the kid and the rest of the family.

What you need:
Shelled Peanuts - 1 cup
Chick pea flour/besan/gram flour - 1 tbsp.
Rice flour - 2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tsp

In a bowl, mix the flours, chilli powder and salt. Add water, a little at a time, to make a thick paste. Add the oil to this and mix well. Add in the peanuts and mix well, making sure that the peanuts are coated well with the masala mixture.
Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees farenheit. 
Arrange the peanuts in a single layer, separating them out as much as possible in the fryer basket. Air fry for 4 minutes. Stir the peanuts and heat for a further two minutes. 
Remove and let cool. The peanuts will become more crisp as they cool.
Once completely cooled, store in an air tight container. These will stay good for 3-4 days at room temperature.

This is my entry to Blogging Marathon under the theme Kids' delight - Travel food.

This also goes to  Srivalli's Kids' Delight event guest hosted this month, by me, on the theme Travel Food.


Sharmila kingsly said...

Guilt free masala peanuts.. One of my fav .And a good pick for travel food!!

vaishali sabnani said...

I am
Very fond of masala peanuts and making them in a airfryer is such a neat idea . Will try them asap . Btw don’t they drop down from the basket ?

MySpicyKitchen said...

Masala peanuts are very addictive and the ones prepared in air fryer guilt free as well.

Unknown said...

Omg those peanuts look so addictive, am drooling here. Using a guilt-free way to fry them is another good idea. Perfect travel food , kudos to you :)

Harini R said...

I agree that travelling with kids is an adventure by itself. My little one starts her questions as soon as she is in the car. even if she has had a meal just before getting into the car :)I am sure these masala peanuts will satisfy her !

Srividhya said...

Hunger and distance from the home concept I agree completely and in case of adults, hunger/craving and maa ki food are also directly proportional. ;-) Lifeeee... The air fryer masala peanuts are great and perfect for traveling. Guilt-free munching.

Jyoti Babel said...

Those peanuts are my favourite food to munch on.

Priya Suresh said...

My all time favourite is fried peanuts, am sure this air fryer masala peanuts will definitely please my tastebuds as well.

Suma Gandlur said...

These are our favorite too. i too carry both sweet and spicy versions of peanuts for travel. Your air fryer version makes its guilt free too.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

looks perfect! we too love masala peanuts, making it in air-fryer is such an healthy option.

Chef Mireille said...

what a wonderful snack - would love to figure out how tomake it without an air fryer

Suja Ram said...

Wowww..look at those perfectly roasted Masala peanuts..makes me drool...