How to make Masala Peanuts -

Masala peanut is a tasty snack which can be served during tea time. It is tasty, crunchy and easy to make

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Raw peanuts (कच्ची मूंगफली), Turmeric powder (हल्दी का पावडर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Masala Peanuts

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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 : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Masala Peanuts Recipe

  • Raw peanuts 1 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Black salt to taste

  • Chaat masala 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Gram flour 3 tablespoons

  • Cornflour 2 tablespoons

  • Rice flour 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Take peanuts in a bowl, add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, black salt, chaat masala, ginger-garlic paste and 1 tablespoon water and mix well. Set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 3

Mix together gram flour, cornflour, rice flour and salt in another bowl.

Step 4

Dust the peanut mixture with 2-3 tablespoons of the flour mixture and mix well. Sift the peanuts to remove the excess flour mixture.

Step 5

Add the peanuts to the hot oil and deep-fry till crisp and golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper. Cool down to room temperature.

Step 6

Serve or store in an airtight container.

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