Masala Peanuts: Spicy Peanuts

Roasted peanuts are combined with a straightforward spice mixture to create these delicious masala peanuts. Keep a supply of these masala peanuts on hand for a quick snack. Even though the majority of our family prefers sweet foods, there are times when we wish for a savoury snack to enjoy while watching TV or sipping chai.

It's always a good idea to keep a batch of these masala peanuts on hand for those occasions or when unexpected guests drop by.  These masala peanuts are a crisp, slightly spicy, and oh-so-addictive snack that is just right for you.

Whenever we can, we prefer to make a large batch of these so that we always have something delectable to munch on. The best part is that these masala peanuts may be stored for a few weeks in an airtight container.

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Grazing Plate Of Indian Appetizers For Eid

This Masala Peanuts dish is one of several in our collection for a South Asian Grazing Appetizer Platter that is ideal for any celebration, including Eid, Diwali, or the holidays!

We'll be publishing a brand-new recipe for this year's Eid Grazing Appetizer Platter every day for the next few days. On the last day, we'll show the entire Platter as well as a tonne of advice on how to make and put together your own!

Masala Peanuts Ingredients

Peanuts: The recipe below includes instructions for both roasted and unroasted red-skinned peanuts. Finding unsalted or mildly salted roasted peanuts is advised if using them.
Chaat Masala: Chaat masala is a unique spice mixture that lends a tangy-spicy flavour to chaat (appetiser) foods.
Red chilli powder, paprika, and kashmiri chilli are all excellent choices if you prefer a milder flavour. Red chilli powder will offer some spiciness.
Cumin powder gave the peanuts an earthy flavour that complemented the other spices well.

Tips: Masala Peanuts

  • Both roasted and unroasted peanuts are addressed in the recipe's steps. For convenience, we prefer roasted, unsalted peanuts. 
  • Using unsalted peanuts will allow you to regulate the amount of salt in the dish. 
  • To suit your tastes, change the recipe's suggested amount of spices. 
  • As soon as the peanuts are coated in the spice mixture, be sure to remove them from the pan so they don't burn. 
  • Before putting the peanuts in an airtight container, allow them to cool fully. 
  • The peanuts will remain fresh for at least two to three weeks if you store them in an airtight container.

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  • Griddle the Peanuts (Optional) 
  • Heat a saucepan while adding 1/2 cup of salt. Redskin peanuts are then added, and the heat is reduced to low to cook the peanuts while stirring often to prevent burning. 
  • When the red of the peanut skins is a deeper shade of red, the peanuts are finished. 
  • To remove the skin, transfer the peanuts to a clean dish towel and gently wipe the nuts with the towel. After that, transfer the peanuts using a seive or skimmer spoon. 
  • Completely cool the peanuts.

Spiced Peanuts

  • Mix well in a bowl all the spices and salt (if using). 
  • Add some oil to a pan over low heat. Add peeled, roasted peanuts. Cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until the peanuts are thoroughly coated in oil. There will be a nutty odour coming from the peanuts. 
  • Coat the peanuts with the mixture of spices and add. 
  • To prevent the peanuts from continuing to roast, transfer to a bowl or tray. 
  • Completely cool the peanuts. 
  • Peanuts should be kept in an airtight container. They'll remain fresh for at least two to three weeks. 


  • You can save time by using salted or unsalted roasted peanuts instead of roasting your own. 
  • Use paprika instead of red chilli powder for a mellower flavour.

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