Spicy Masala Peanuts Recipe

Updated on December 21, 2019
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Cooking is one of my passions. I like to make nutritious and tasty foods at home. I use minimal oil and no artificial colors.

Spicy Masala Peanuts
Spicy Masala Peanuts

Spicy Peanuts Are a Favorite Teatime Snack

Spicy, fried peanuts are a very popular teatime snack. Peanuts are legumes and have a high protein content. They have a lot of energy stored in them. Not only that, they are very tasty.

You can easily make spicy masala peanuts at home. Let me show you how!

5 stars for Spicy Masala Peanuts

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 1 bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 bowl peanuts (groundnuts)
  • 6 tablespoons gram flour (chickpea flour)
  • 1 teaspoon rice flour
  • 2 pinches asafetida (hing powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon or more red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon hot oil, for the batter
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • oil, for deep-frying
  • a few curry leaves, for garnishing

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add peanuts, gram flour, rice flour, red chili powder, asafoetida powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Add 1 tablespoon of hot oil. Dry-mix to combine.
  2. Add some water and make a loose and sticky batter. Refer the photo to ensure the right consistency.
  3. Heat oil for deep-frying. With your fingers, form a lemon-sized ball of batter. Gently drop the coated peanuts, separating them with your fingers. If they fall in lumps, separate them with the help of a ladle.
  4. Turn them at intervals to ensure uniform frying. Keep the heat at medium. Frying them over a high flame may burn the outer layer and may not cook inside. Fry them until they become crispy.
  5. Transfer the cooked peanuts to a paper towel. Repeat this process until all of the peanuts have been fried.
  6. Once you finish frying, turn off the fire. Drop curry leaves into the hot oil. Take them out when they become crispy. Add them to the fried peanuts. Set aside to cool.
  7. Spicy masala peanuts are ready to eat. Serve them with a cup of hot tea or coffee. Enjoy!
  8. Store the spicy peanuts in an airtight container.

Photo Guide

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Step one: In a mixing bowl, add the ingredients as per instructions.Step two: Mix the ingredients, adding some water.Step three: Fry them over medium heat. Transfer them out when they become crispy. Add fried curry leaves.Step four: When they have cooled sufficiently, serve them with a cup of coffee or tea. Enjoy!
Step one: In a mixing bowl, add the ingredients as per instructions.
Step one: In a mixing bowl, add the ingredients as per instructions.
Step two: Mix the ingredients, adding some water.
Step two: Mix the ingredients, adding some water.
Step three: Fry them over medium heat. Transfer them out when they become crispy. Add fried curry leaves.
Step three: Fry them over medium heat. Transfer them out when they become crispy. Add fried curry leaves.
Step four: When they have cooled sufficiently, serve them with a cup of coffee or tea. Enjoy!
Step four: When they have cooled sufficiently, serve them with a cup of coffee or tea. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 228
Calories from Fat135
% Daily Value *
Fat 15 g23%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Carbohydrates 6 g2%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 7 g14%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 60 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

© 2017 ShailaSheshadri

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