Blogging Marathon# 30: Week 4/ Day 2
Theme: Tea Kadai Menu
Dish: Baked Masala Peanuts/ Ver Kadalai
Day 2 of BM# 30 under the the theme ‘Tea Kadai’ menu , I made Baked masala peanuts from Valli’s list. I wanted to make either ellu urundai (sesame balls) or por urundai (murmure balls), but after making 2 desserts for last week’s theme, I wanted to something savory. But I wasn’t sure what Ver Kadalai or Pattani Kadalai meant. ‘Google’ only returned kurma or curry recipes and I bothered Sandhya to get some clarification.
Sandhya was very extremely helpful and she emailed me back saying that they are actually roasted peas and peanuts. So I went ahead and baked some masala peanuts. I remember seeing them on Jugalbandi’s site quite sometime back and followed their recipe to make mine. Our own Valli also made these a while back 🙂
These are probably the easiest snack to make, takes about 5 minutes of hands on time and the baked peanuts are crispy, crunchy and yummy. Since there is no added fat in the recipe, these roasted peanuts are almost guilt free. I can’t stop myself from snacking on these throughout the day. I used raw peanuts with skin and my husband commented that the inside of the peanuts were a little soft, so may be next time I will roast the peanuts a little bit before baking them. They are very very addictive, no matter how they are made. They make for great accompaniment with a cup of coffee.