Congress Kadlekai | Spicy Peanuts

This is the karnataka special munching snack. Roasted peanuts mixed with minimal spice powders. This is the most popular timepass snack. This is available in all bakery's and condiment stores. Very rarely made at home people in karnataka. This peanuts also added to churmuri ( very well known puff rice chat ) to add more flavour. Not stress full and not much time is needed to make this. 

Prep Time : 10 Mins
Cook Time : 5 Mins

  • Peanuts / Kadlekai  - 3 Cups
  • Curry Leaves / Karibehuvu yelle - few 
  • Asafoetida  / Hing - a pinch
  • Black Pepper Powder / Menasu pudi - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder / Harishina - a pinch
  • Red Chilli powder  / Hasimensina pudi  - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Amchur powder / Dried Mango powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil  - 2 tsp (i used olive oil)
  • Heat pan on medium flame roast peanuts. Fry peanuts till turns light brown color. Remove and cool down , make crushed and remove skin. Keep aside
           Tip: You can also use Roasted Peanuts found in stores
  • In the same pan add oil (oil should not be burn/smokey) then add curry leaves, asafoetida then add all powders 
  • Add crushed peanuts and fry a 2 sec on low flame , so that mix well with powders. Remove from the flame
  • Sprinkle salt and mix well and keep aside to cool down. Store it in airtight containers.

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Savi-Ruchi said...

they look so tempting. I too make them once a while with store bought roasted peanuts!

Lakshmi said...

Yummy! A cuppa is all you need to go with this congress. They look tempting Mala. Have to make again.


Hi Vanamala,

Thanx a lot for dropping by my blog. You do have a wonderful blog. Please see my recipe of masala peanuts too.

hotpotcooking said...

Love to munch these spicy peanuts.

Kavitha said...

Lovely flavor... but wonder why this is called Congress kadlekai?! :)

Anonymous said...

Just love it......Awesome :)

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Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

Will try this, need to refresh my stock as Bangalore stock is over :)