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Masala Peanuts

Masala Peanuts

Hot and spicy peanuts fried with delicious mix of spices. This makes a great munch for sitting around watching TV or playing games with family and friends. Recipe serves 6.
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Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 people


  • 1 ½ cup Peanuts or 1/2 pound shelled peanuts
  • ½ cup gram flour basen
  • ¼ cup rice flour
  • 1 Tbsp coriander powder dhania
  • ½ tsp turmeric haldi
  • 1 tsp red pepper
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp green chili finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp ginger powder soth
  • 1 tsp salt adjust to taste
  • ½ tsp mango powder amchoor
  • tsp citric acid

Also needed:

  • 1 cup Water as needed
  • Oil to fry


  • In a frying pan roast the dry peanuts on medium heat for 3-4 minutes and let it cool for few minutes.
  • Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Add water as needed making sure the spices and flour stick to the peanuts uniformly.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat.
  • The frying pan should have at least 1 inch of oil. To check if the oil is ready, put one drop of batter in the oil. The batter should raise to the top but not change color right away.
  • put few drops of oil in your hand it helps droping the penuts before putting peanuts on the oil.
  • While putting the peanuts into oil, loosen them with your fingers to make sure the peanuts are separated and do not form lumps. Peanuts should be separated while frying.
  • Fry the peanuts until they turn light brown, turning them occasionally.
  • When they are done cooking, take them out of the oil with a slotted spoon. Place them on a paper towel to absorb the extra oil.
  • After cooling to room temperature, the peanuts should be crispy.


  • Masala Peanuts can be stored for a month in an airtight container.
  • Also see my recipe for Spicy Cashew, Almond brittle.
  • These make a delicious homemade gift – pack it in a jar or candy bag.
Keyword basen, chilli, Gluten Free, masala, peanuts, Spicy
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54 thoughts on “Masala Peanuts

  1. Wow Aunty ji
    Iam really happy to See and follow your recipes and finally i found a Indian vegetarian recipes which i can try and share with our friends.. thank you so much for great recipes

  2. Thanks so much manjula for sharing your lovely recipes. I have tried quite a few and my husband and I really enjoyed it. I am going to try many more of your recipes. Thanks once again.:)

  3. Hello Manjulaben

    Thx for this lovely recipe

    Can we bake Masala peanuts instead of frying

    Pattni from Nairobi,Kenya

  4. Hi aunty…. I tried many of ur recipe all came wit great n i prepared this masala peanuts during journey all like very much were asking for this recipe.
    thank u very much for such a great recipes.

  5. Hi Manjula Aunty ,I love your receipes i tried this recipe it was a big hit,everyone was asking for this recipe Thankyou so much

  6. Hi Manjula!! my mom used to make very good masala peanuts, but i just wanted to know if we add rice flour to make it crispy. i could not find the recipe on any other site. but you have it!! great!! and its perfect!! THANKS!!

  7. dear manjula madam, thanks a lot for recipes.Yesterday i made masala peanuts as per proper measurement but it did not come out cruncy what could be the reason please tell me.

  8. dear manjula ji, thanks a lot for your receipes,yesterday i made masala peanuts as per the measurement but mine did not come out cruncy why?? please please tell me

  9. Hi Manjula ji,
    Like your recipes,thanks for nice website with awesome recipes.
    Can we substitute cashews instead of peanuts to make masala cashews?
    If not,let me know how to make masala cashews?

  10. hi manjula aunty,

    the recipe luks grt,ll surely try it.
    jus 1 question
    is citric acid and taatri one n the same thing?

  11. Hi Manjula ji , I made this spicy peanuts these r good . Please tell us honey roasted peanut recipie ……………please ……………………..

  12. Hello Manjula, I am from Australia and I happened to see your website by pure chance. You are simply fantastic!!
    I want to try all your recipes. Please tell me what citric acid is and why we need in the Masala Peanuts recipe?
    Can we make the peanuts without the citric acid?
    Thank you

  13. Manjula Aunty..you are great… i am a regular follower of your website and have tried a bunch of things and my hubby just loves it 🙂

  14. Hi Manjula Aunty,
    I tried your besan ladoo recipe it came out really well You are doing a great job and thanks for sharing your recipes with us


  15. Mam,your recipes are excellent.I am in Singapore and I always try your recipes and share it with my friends.Thank you very much for sharing your recipes with us!Shukriya!bohoth acha lagraha hae!

  16. Hello Aunty,

    I tried ur Spinach parata came out great. Really appreciate u for the great job.


  17. You are an excellent cook. Your family is very luck to have you. Thank you for sharing your recipes with us.

  18. Stone grinders will not be easy to find here. Everyone I know uses electric grinders like a food processor and/or blender.

  19. Hello manjula ji, my name is Abha Nigam and i stay in houston texas. I have gone each and every store to find aSTONE GRINDER in Houston . But iam surprised iam not getting it. Since you have recommended some kitchen utencils, can you suggest me where i can get GRINDER AND NOT BLENDER BECAUSE I HAVE TO GRIND RICE IN STONE GRINDER BUT IAM NOT GETTING IT. and how much it cost me. From New york, it is available but it is very expensive $160.00 which i cannot afford. Can you help me in this matter? I will be appreciate if you kindly let me know. Abha

  20. hi manjula,

    after seeing your video’s, i have become your fan.the recipes r so simple.thanks a ton for making cooking so pleasurable.

  21. Hello Auntyji

    Today I have tried this recipe and it came out well. The amount of spices narrated by you in the video is perfect to get a a very good taste. Thanks for giving this nice and tasty recipe.

  22. hi aunty, u r really rocking. gr8 recipes. i didnt know how to cut veg.. but seeing ur vides i have learnt
    so many hummy recipes my hubby enjoyes eating it … thanks a lot .. love u

  23. I have made the namakpara recipe and it was awesome manjula aunty! it was finished as soon as it was made! and tasted just like you get in stores.

  24. aunty plz plz tell how to make bharwa baigain , somehow the other i mess it up please! thanx a ton for ur wonderful recipes!

    1. Manulaji

      Thanks for sharing your recipes with us and you explain it so well that i just can’t wait to try out the recipes.

  25. manjula ji ur recipes r first loaded on youtube n not on ur website.ur new burfi recipe is not here.anyways i have one request plzzzzzzzzpost eggless sponge cake.thanx in advance

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