Sunday, November 2, 2008

Peanuts and some Fashion

I have always been a fan of all the dried snacks which can be made and stored for several weeks. I like them for the fact that I feel less guilty munching on them than the store bought. They are most handy on festivals, when you have guests coming on and off. One of such thing I made for the guests visiting at my place was Besan ki Mungfali.

Besan ki Mungfali.

Ingredients:

200 gm Mungfali / Peanuts
250 gm Besan / Gramflour
2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Dried Mango Powder
Oil to Deep Fry
Salt to taste

For Masala:
1 T Oil
2 tsp Red Chilli POwder
1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
2 tsp Chaat Masala
1 tsp Dried Mango Powder

Wash the Peanuts under running water in a colander. Remove it onto a plate and sprinkle 2-3 T Besan on it and mix using a spoon. Once done sprinkle some more Besan and little water, enough only to coat the Besan over the peanuts. Extra water will make the peanuts stick to each other, that is not desired. Repeat it till all the Besan is used.

In a wok heat the oil and drop the Besan coated Peanuts in the oil using a Spatula. Fry till golden brown. Remove on a paper towel.

To spice it further, heat 1 T Oil in a wok, add all the masalas and add the fried Mungfalis. Roast till all the masala has been coated on the Peanuts. Store it in an airtight container once cooled.



Yesterday I caught on Fashion. Though the movie was realeased over Diwali...but this is not your typical Diwali movie. Probably Golmaal would have been my choice too for a Diwali movie, only if it wasn't for some of the crap movies I have been watching lately. As I was sure that Fashion would have some content while Golmaal Returns (Sequel to Golamaal) could go eitherways, though I had loved Golmaaal.

Fashion does show some of the truths behind the Ramp, but doesnt reveal as much s Page 3 had. The ones that are shown are the ones viewer is already aware of, is the biggest weakness of Fashion. This is out and out Pryanka Chopra's film. She narrates her story from an ordinary girl to a Supermodel. Priyanka shines like never before. After 6 flops ths one is a breather . This is got to be her best performance till date.

One of the best thing about this movie is the wondeful supporting cast. Everybody leaves you spell bound. Mugdha Godse is terrific in her first movie. Kangana is wonderful, but we have seen her do the same thing over and over again, I would really like her to do something different now. The surprise packge is Arbaaz khan, he fits to the T in a serious role. Kitu Gidwani is very good in her role.

Problem with Fashion is its length...nearly 3 hours long gets on to you when the movie is quite predictable. Fashion doesnt reveal as much as Madhur's film promise to. Its still definitely a good watch.

33 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

I love masala peanuts..Look perfect!

Happy cook said...

I love this nut sncak, i made them last year from sirvallis blog .
This looks so yumm.
Yeah i do agree a 3 hr movie is really long.
Just watched this week jodha akbar in DVD and both my hubby and daughter were complaing that it was too long, we watched the mocie in two days as it was long.

anudivya said...

I loved Page 3! Must watch this movie as well.
Masala peanuts look great, actually there is a microwave version of this... I have been hunting for it. Do you know abt it?

Bharti said...

That looks like some seriously munchable food! I'm going to watch Fashion on dvd when it comes out.

Uma said...

ooh, the peanut snack look so good and mouth-watering Nidhi!

Vidhya said...

I usually buy this roasted peanuts from Indian store. Now I have the recipe. Looks crunchy and perfect for this weather

Jayashree said...

I love masala peanuts too....Fashion is one of the movies I hope to watch this weekend.

Sireesha said...

A surprise is waiting for u at my blog...

Looks perfect...Love masala peanuts very much...

Purva Desai said...

Besan peanuts looks perfect and crispy......I agree with you home made snacks are better than store bought oily snacks...

DEESHA said...

I love masala peanuts .. N i wanted to catch up with fashion too .. i guess its a CD movie ..

Uj said...

hey perfect recipe.. was looking out for this.. got to try this..Thanks for posting..

Shibin said...

Hey nidhi. thanks for masala peanuts recipe. They were delicious..!! ur blog rocks!!

Usha said...

I love masala peanuts and yours looks fantastic :-)

Michelle said...

Being very familiar with caramelised peanuts or any nuts for that matter, these masala peanuts is definitely a refreshing change.

Sagari said...

peanuts looks yummmm nidhi

Reviewer said...

I missed Page 3 and haven't had a chance to see Fashion yet either...thanks for your review...will try and catch this movie soon.........

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Reviewer said...

Thanks for the review of Fashion,I have yet to catch up with both Fashion and Page 3....

Vibaas said...

Peanuts look so yummy.

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notyet100 said...

wow,..thy look so yum,..perfect for delhi winter,...:-),.hve not seen fashion,..but both my sis love the movie,..

fjms said...

great recipes nidhi!

Rajani said...

heylooksgood- read your reviewbutdont think with my kid around am going to be able to catch the film anytime soon.

Rajani said...

heylooksgood- read your reviewbutdont think with my kid around am going to be able to catch the film anytime soon.

ജെപി. said...

coated peanuts very tasty
i hv lived in chennai about an year 38 years ago
shall come back later after going thru yr pages
in the meantime
wish u all the best
jp
trichur
kerala

Sunshinemom said...

Kahaan kho gayi ho, Nidhi? Wish you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year, Dear! Come back soon! The garmagaram mungfali look good but need some more dishes to follow:)

Vibaas said...

hi nidhi, long time no see? Hope things are going okay. Pls. do come back with your yummy recipes. Wish you a very happy new year!

Priti said...

Hey dear, where r u? just disappear like tht? Hope all well with you and try to come back :)

Padhu said...

Masala peanuts perfect with evening tea .New comer here .Do drop by
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