Friday, January 30, 2009

Click & Go Nuts!

One the most anticipated event in food blogosphere, Click event hosted by the duo couple Jai & Bee. After a short break, the event is up this month with a vibrant Theme: RED.
Got to admit, this event drives you crazy and makes you click whatever you see in your kitchen. You end up with many shots and sat in front of your monitor, scratching your head for hours to pick one. But it is fun! It is not matter of winning just participating for me. When the winners are announced, the pictures will be mind-blowing! Seeing those winners pictures, I decide I should not participate to this event anymore but it is kind of New Year resolutions.
This time, I fixed my mind with red chilli , one of the key ingredient in Indian cooking. Here comes my click with Fresno Red Chilli pickle with curd rice. The recipe belongs to Sra’s pandumirpakaya pachadi! Little bit of this fiery Red chilli pickle will fume your tongue for hours! But that is the way we love to eat! Thank you Sra!



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Go Nuts nothing to do with click event!

The snack said: it is low calorie & low fat but they forgot to mention is High in Sodium. Got to tell the original recipe call for salted peanuts and 1 ½ tsp of
black salt! But I had only unsalted roasted peanuts, I added 1 tsp salt + ½ tsp black salt, result they came out salty! So it is better to reduce the salt amount to 1/4 tsp, I am giving the recipe with modified salt amount!
Recipe adapted from Tarla Dalal microwave cooking.



Cooking time in microwave: 2 minutes
Yield: ½ cup of masala peanuts.


Ingredients:
Roasted unsalted Peanuts: ½ cup
Besan flour/Bengal gram flour: 1/2 cup
Red chilli powder: 1 tsp
Fennel /sombu powder: 2 tsp
Salt: ¼ tsp
Black salt: ¼ tsp
Oil: 1 tbsp
Water: 2 tbsp
Oil: for spraying


Method in microwave:
Spray little oil in a microwave safe plate.
In mixing bowl add the peanuts and all the ingredients. You will end up with thick sticky peanuts with batter.
Drop the peanuts in greased plate; make sure each peanut are separate (this part needs lots of patience)!
Microwave for 2 minutes.
Let it cool completely and store in airtight container.


*Sending my masala peanuts to Let’s Go nuts event hosted by Aquadaze
*Fennel gives a wonderful touch for this snack and make it more aromatic, sending to Think spice:Fennel seeds hosted by Ivy with an exception of two spices this month: I am really unaware of Mastic gum :(- event originated by Sunita.


Have a great weekend!

52 comments:

Nithya Praveen said...

two mins????Wow great one cham:)

Soma said...

Delicious:-) Finger licking yummy:-). Looks great on white.

LG said...

Nice click Cham. Pickle really looks fiery :)

veggie belly said...

There is nothing like curd rice and a fiery pickle! Thanks for mentioning this recipe.

Vibaas said...

Both redchilli pickle and nuts look yum. i have a slightly different recipe for the mw masala peanuts...gotto look for it now :)

Vibaas said...

Oh btw, i tried to bake cookies from TD's recipe book. I followed the recipe to a T and it was a major flop. Considering my baking skills (or the lack of it!) i won't blame it on her recipe, for sure :)

Divya Kudua said...

Lovely click Cham..mine too is a pickled-cliick..;-).Have no hopes of coming anywhere near winning at all..it gives me great satisfaction to at least feature in the event!!Have tried masala peanuts from tarla dalals mw cookbook..superb party snack!!

Ivy said...

Thanks for sending your recipe to the Think Spice event. I can imagine how delicious these peanuts must be. Your click picture is lovely as well.

Sunshinemom said...

I too have this book but haven't tried any recipe!! Your peanuts looks great - bonda kadalakkai! I too like the flavor of fennel! Sra's chutney looks fiery for sure:), and the click looks yum - nothing can beat that combo!

jayasree said...

Lovely click. Curd rice and pickle always a favorite combo and the best way to end a meal.
MW masala peanuts is a good oil free snack to munch on.

Alka said...

delicious ...cud grab both dishes rt now,but i know u would have left nothing for us :-(

Priya said...

Tremendous click for red Cham..as u told if just a satisfaction to participate for me too..Masala peanuts looks gorgeous, its in my to do list since a long...

notyet100 said...

lovely clicks loved both of them,..:-)

Neha said...

lovely click..
I once tried to make those masala peanuts, but the batter was so sticky, n i wasn't able to coat the nuts fully, may be the consistency of batter was not rt. Urs looks so nicely coated..

Happy cook said...

Beautiful click and that nuts, that is something o would love love to have.

Navita said...

hey awesome click...(red) but i couldn't help leaving a comment here...i made these once, n my hub has no idea of what is called 'portion'...it was over in two days so stopped making them...loll...urs look great

Simran said...

I am a big fan of peanuts. And it takes only two minutes? You have me interested :)

Love your red click.

Rachel said...

A very different entr...and the nuts are to envy for

Jayashree Mudaliar said...

The curd rice and pickle click is awesome...and my favourite toooooo :)

Delicious and my mouth is watering already seeing those nuts.. :-0)

Thanks for stopping by at my space Cham...

Ramya Bala said...

WOw..spicy pickle and crunchy peanutes..Lovely CHam...

Dershana said...

That's a great looking pickle! Looks really spicy.

Curry Leaf said...

Love the pic cham.I am imagining the taste of the pickle.Spicy and red hot pic.I also agree with veggie belly-nothing beats curd rice and a fiery pickle . :P

Never tried the peanuts in the microwave.Never knew it was so easy.
You can also send the peanuts to Srilekha for EFM:Microwave at srishkitchen.blogspot.com Thanks and Cheers

Adlak's tiny world said...

perfect combination of curd rice and fiery pickle.. masala peanuts hmm its my fvrt and sure will try it. so far i used to bought from stores.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

nice pics cham. love the contrast between curd rice and the pickle... yummmy yummmy.

rekhas kitchen said...

click red is perfect good choice for event cham and masalapeanuts hummm i wish to have that bowl in my hands with a cup of coffee

sowmya said...

click looks good..masala peanuts in MW sounds good..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

You are trrue,when they announce the winners and see some of the winners,I will think the same that I should not participate:D
But I should say urs is simply superb!

Aparna said...

I believe Nags says on her blog that there is no such thing as bad pictures and am inclined to think it is true, because every picture says something to someone.
And that snack is perfect.
Btw, I like the way your headers change to reflect the season.:)

Laavanya said...

I've always felt that my pictures are not worthy enough for click but sometimes i end up participating all the same... I love yours Cham.. it's absolutely drool worthy and i'm off to check Sra's pickle post.

The peanuts look delicious too.

Sig said...

I love this masala peanut recipe, so easy and quick, gotta try it sometime.

Rathna said...

Wow...amazing click and crunchy peanuts Cham :-) Can't wait to try them.

DEESHA said...

lovely pickle .. love it on top of curd rice. nice recipe for masala peanuts

Kayal said...

Recipe for masal peanuts is too good. Will give it a try. That pickle looks so yummy..

Dibs said...

I went mad on click red too! The pickle looks very yummy. The peanut recipe is so easy and quick - thanks for sharing!!

Jaishree said...

Click red looks good.. amazing click! The peanuts look crunchy n delicious.

aquadaze said...

Thanks for the entry cham! BTW, made these peanuts your way on sunday and they were fab!

Gita's Kitchen said...

Great pictures Cham, just a few ingredients and a delicious snack in 2 min, awesome :)

Sujatha said...

My husband's favorite snack.. and just takes 2 mins in Microwave? that sounds super easy, Cham! I surely want to try this one..

And a great Click too! Drooling on your thayirsatham and pickle :) Best of luck..

Sandeepa said...

Thats fiery red and the masala peanuts are yum

Archy said...

Looks so nice and crispy !! Need to try fiery pickle :) !!!

AnuSriram said...

Thats a wonderful click! Masala nuts looks delicious!

Usha said...

Wonderful pictures...masala peanuts looks very inviting :-)

Uma said...

How are you Cham! I am back after the break :)

You changed the theme of your blog again! Kudos! Masala peanuts look so mouth-watering! What an easy way to prepare them! Lovely click too!

meeso said...

Nuts are awesome anytime... look so yummy!

Suma Rajesh said...

wooo..wonderful snack and nice bright click...too gud..

Varsha Vipins said...

Awesome pic dear!!!!cant tell more..:)..Also the peanuts looks tempting..:)

Maya said...

Wonderful Click and comfort food in short. Masala peanuts looks great too..

A_and_N said...

What a red that is! :) I love pickles and should try that!

Do let me know if you find out what mastic :P is?

Navita said...

just stopped by for the recipe :)

Madhuram said...

I also do it in the microwave oven Cham. I saw the method in Mallika Badrinath's microwave oven samayal book.

Akal's Saappadu said...

first time here, got an appealing and a good collection of recipes.
this curd rice and pickle, nothing so simple yet so mouthwatering!
the masala cheeyam, I've never tasted; but looks so good!

MR said...

what a great
snack with a hot cup of tea !!
u have a fanastic blog
keep the good work going on :)