What are your favourite munching snacks in winter? I am pretty sure salted roasted peanuts would be one of them. Warm, fresh out of the heat, crunchy and smoky peanuts are one of my all-time comfort foods to keep myself warm in winter. Indian streets have peanuts vendors lined up all over the city, and the invigorating aroma of the peanuts roasting on high flame draws us in immediately. If you also love the salted roasted peanuts but want to avoid having it from roadside stalls, why not make it at home?
First, these peanut snacks taste amazing and warm us up to the point of intense cosy feeling. And secondly, these munchies are rich in proteins that fuel us up with bouts of energy and keep our tummy full for a long time which is quite a tough feat to achieve in winter. Yes, we are always hungry all through this season.
This recipe video on YouTube channel 'Cook With Parul' shows how to make street-style 'bhuni hui namkeen moongfali'. You just need two things - peanuts and salt.
Watch: Roasted Salted Peanuts Recipe Video
Make saltwater by mixing salt in some water. Toss peanuts with skin in the salted water and mix well. Cover the bowl and keep aside for 20 minutes so that salty water is absorbed in the peanuts. Then strain the water. Now heat a large pan and fill the base with lots of salt and heat it. Add the peanuts and roast well along with salt. Stir continuously.
Munch away these market-like salted roasted peanuts, all this winter.
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