How to make Masala Hazelnuts -

Chatpate and masaledar these hazelnuts are an absolute treat.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Hazelnuts (हेज़लनट्स ), Gram flour

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Masala Hazelnuts

Masala Hazelnuts Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Masala Hazelnuts Recipe

  • Hazelnuts 1 1/2 cups

  • Gram flour 3/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Chaat masala 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Baking powder a pinch

  • Oil 2 tablespoons


  • Chaat masala 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Place hazelnuts in a big bowl. Add gram flour, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, chaat masala, garam masala powder and baking powder and mix.

Step 2

Sprinkle one fourth cup of water so as to coat hazelnuts with the masala properly. Add two tablespoons of oil and mix again.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. When moderately hot drop a few hazelnuts at a time, taking care that they do not form lumps, and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp.

Step 4

Drain and place on an absorbent paper. Sprinkle chaat masala.

Step 5

Cool and serve or store in an airtight container.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.