Whenever we visit a roadside warung my son Otto rushes to pore through the baskets filled with locally made crunchy snacks. Once he returned jubilantly with a sachet of spice-crusted peanuts with aromatic shards of fried lime leaves. There was no looking back; these are the most addictive snack ever. That they are sometimes called disco nuts doubles the joy!
Using a pestle and mortar, pound together the garlic, chillies, lime leaves and salt - the leaves will stay in large pieces.
In a large bowl whisk the egg white until frothy. Whisk in the sugar, then the pounded spices.
Add the peanuts, turning them in the egg white, then dust over the flour and baking powder. Stir until just coated, adding 3-4 tablespoons water to help the batter bind to the nuts. Break up any large clumps.
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