Crunchy Masala Peanuts

Did you know you can make crunchy masala peanuts at home very easily. Once you try this recipe you will never buy it from outside.


  • 1 cup (150g) raw peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder/haldi
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1¼ baking soda (optional)
  • ½ cup gram flour/besan
  • 3 tablespoons rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon dry mango powder/amchoor
  • oil for frying

Note– Please read recipe notes in the end.

Main Equipment Used

Steps In Making

  1. In a bowl add raw peanuts and 2-3 tablespoons of water and mix well.
  2. Now add all the dried spices, red chilli powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and mix until well combined.
  3. Further add the gram flour and rice flour and mix well.
  4. Now add 2-3 tablespoons of water and mix till the peanuts are well coated with the mixture. They will form into small lumps.
  5. Let them rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Now add 1 tablespoon of rice flour and with the help of and spoon mix well. Once you keep mixing gradually the peanuts will start to separate from each other.
  7. In a pan add oil and bring it to medium hot, now add the peanuts and fry them on medium flame for 4-5 minutes or until it turns crisp.
  8. Remove it on a tissue paper, so it absorbs all the excess oil.
  9. Now add amchoor powder on the peanuts and mix well.  The crunchy masala peanuts are ready.
  10. an be stored for upto a month.

Recipe Notes

  • Do not add extra water while coating the peanuts with the gram flour, else it will not coat properly.
  • Make sure all the peanuts are separated and not formed into lumps before frying, else they wont fry properly and will not turn crispy.
  • Rice flour adds a crispy texture to these masala peanuts, but if you don’t have it then you can skip it.
  • Do not fry the peanuts on high flame else they will turn crispy from out but will still remain uncooked from the inside.
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