Congress Kadalekai recipe, Masala peanuts

     Congress Kadalekai, masala peanuts,recipe with video and step wise pictures. Congress Kadalekai is  a popular spicy tea time snack of Karnataka made using peanuts. I don't know why they call it as Congress Kadalekai but heard about that a lot. Recently when one of our friend visited Bangalore for vacation, i told him to get few bangalore famous snacks. One among them was Congress Kadalekai. I tasted them for the first time. He got that from the famous Variar bakery Bangalore. I am wanted to try that but i am always scared of the mess the raw peanuts creates after roasting and rubbing the skin off.  So I kept on postponing to make this Congress Kadalekai.
      Recently i saw Roasted unsalted peanuts in Sri Murugan stores, Singapore, while i visited to buy my Grocery. I have many time seen un roasted big size peanuts but this one was in normal size and i picked up the 500 gm packet immediately and put into my Grocery bag. For my friends in Singapore, you can find this roasted unsalted peanuts in Sri Murugan stores. It is packed quite well. Also you can make Verkadalai urundai using this same roasted peanuts too. Sri Murugan stores delivers island wide and they have a wide variety of Indian groceries and fresh vegetables. You can use Sri Murugan stores mobile app to place your order.
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Congress Kadalekai recipe
Congress Kadalekai recipe

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook time: 10 Minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Snack
  • Description: Congress Kadalekai, masala peanuts, a popular  spicy tea time snack of Karnataka made using peanuts.
     Roasted peanuts* 1/2 cup
     Oil  3/4 tblsp
     Red chili powder  1/2 tsp - 3/4 tsp
     Pepper powder  1/2 tsp
     Curry leaves   few 
     Salt  as needed
     Turmeric powder  1/2 tsp
     Asafoetida  a pinch
    Sugar  1/4 tsp
   *If using raw peanuts with skin, roast them first nicely for 10 minutes and then cool it and take out the skin. Then proceed with the recipe. 

Method :

  • In a pan add the oil. Add in the curry leaves.
  • Roast in a medium flame till it becomes crisp and ensure it should not change its colour. 
  • Add in the asafoetida.
  • Immediately add the roasted peanuts. 
  • Add the red chili powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  • The one i tasted from the shop was too spicy but i made it to suit my family's taste.
  • Mix and roast this in a low flame for 2-3 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Add 1/4 tsp of sugar. I tasted a tinge of sweetness in my Congress kadalai and so i wanted to recreate that taste. But still it was spicy only.
  • This little sugar will balance the spiciness. 
  • Mix well.
  • Allow this to cool completely.
  • The peanuts will become very crisp after it cools down completely. 
  • Transfer this to a plate and mix this well with your hands. 
  • Break the curry leaves nicely and split the peanuts.
  • Congress kadalai is ready.
  • You can store this in an airtight container and consume this along with tea or coffee.
  • This roasted masala peanuts goes well with curd rice or any South Indian meal too.
                               Video of how to make Congress Kadalekkai


                      


    

Masala peanuts


Method with step by step pictures:

  • In a pan add the oil. Add in the curry leaves.
  • Roast in a medium flame till it becomes crisp and ensure it should not change its colour. 
congress kadalekai 1
  • Add in the asafoetida.
  • Immediately add the roasted peanuts. 
  • Add the red chili powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder and salt.
congress kadalekai 2
  • The one i tasted from the shop was too spicy but i made it to suit my family's taste.
  • Mix and roast this in a low flame for 2-3 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Add 1/4 tsp of sugar. I tasted a tinge of sweetness in my Congress kadalai and so i wanted to recreate that taste. But still it was spicy only.
  • This little sugar will balance the spiciness. 
congress kadalekai 3
  • Mix well.
  • Allow this to cool completely.
  • The peanuts will become very crisp after it cools down completely. 
  • Transfer this to a plate and mix this well with your hands. 
  • Break the curry leaves nicely and split the peanuts.
congress kadalekai 4
  • Congress kadalai is ready.
  • You can store this in an airtight container and consume this along with tea or coffee.
  • This roasted masala peanuts goes well with curd rice or any South Indian meal too. 
Congress kadalaekai
   

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