Masala Peanuts: A Crunchy-Munchy, Nutritious Snack
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The most common type of nut consumed in India is peanuts. All of us have grown up consuming these peanuts, which are known as moongfali, in a variety of forms. In fact, India is the world’s second-largest producer of peanuts. Food lovers enjoy Masala Peanuts as a delicacy snack that are readily available in a variety of spices. Masala peanuts are considered an all-time favourite snack, which is easy to prepare and gives a satisfying taste.

You can prepare this snack with a variety of spices and try it at home in a minimal amount of time. This is the only snack that you can assemble while conversing with your guest without them becoming bored. Peanuts are full of energy, which provides you with a strong zest to fight your mundane day. There are so many benefits associated with peanut products. First, it helps you lose weight and prevent heart-related diseases.

Spanish explorers learned about the flexibility of the peanut and spread it throughout the New World from its original home in South America. The Spaniards introduced peanuts to Europe. Since peanuts were already being consumed as nuts, oil, and peanut butter by the 20th century, innovations greatly simplified the process of cultivating and collecting them. At this time, while a boll weevil infestation was devastating cotton crops, more farmers started to produce peanuts.

In the modern world, peanuts are grown all over the place, with China and India producing the most. Peanuts are hardy, simple to cultivate and provide a lot of nutrition in a small container. In fact, a quarter cup of peanuts has a lot of biotins, folate, copper, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, Vitamin B3, B1, E, and biotin. Additionally, it meets almost one-fifth of a person’s daily protein intake.

Masala Peanuts is a healthy and delicious snack to have in the evening. You can serve it with a hot cup of tea. It will provide you with a crispy and munching flavour with so many benefits, so try this recipe at home and surprise yourself.

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Here’s the recipe for Masala Peanuts.

Preparing time: 25 minutes

Servings: 2


  • 1 cup peanuts/groundnuts
  • ⅛ cup gram flour
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • Oil


  • Take a bowl, add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and 3 tbsp of water into a bowl, then mix well.
  • Now, add peanuts/groundnuts to this and mix properly, peanuts should be coated well with spices.
  • Add gram flour/chickpea flour on peanuts and toss well.
  • Heat a frying pan, adding cooking oil, when it gets poured part of these peanuts into the oil, and stir just enough to keep them from clinging to one another.
  • When the peanuts are turning to light brown shade, drain them on napkins and then, once they get cooled, put them in a sealed jar.
  • Masala Peanuts are ready to enjoy with tea in the evening.

Points to remember:

  • Avoid adding too much water, as this will prevent the gram flour mixture from coating the peanuts evenly.
  • The peanuts will soon be fried, so exercise caution when doing so.