5 from 2 votes
Masala Peanuts - 3 Minutes Microwave Method|Cocktail Snack
Masala Peanuts - 3 Minutes Microwave Method|Cocktail Snack
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Masala Peanuts is a spicy and crunchy snack coated in chickpea flour, rice flour , peanuts and few spices which serves as wonderful tea time snacks.

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: cocktail snack, healthy snacks, masala peanuts, microwave masala peanuts, microwave method, peanut recipes
Servings: 2
Calories: 256 kcal
Author: bhavana
  1. Take a bowl, and add gram flour, rice flour, red chili powder ,turmeric powder, hing, chat masala and salt as per taste.Mix them well and keep aside.

  2. In another bowl take peanuts. Now add lemon juice and mix it well.
  3. Add the prepared gram flour-rice flour mixture and roll them in the flour with help of a spoon.

  4. Add a teaspoon of oil and mix again.

  5. Sprinkle little water at a time and mix well until each peanut is coated well with masala.
  6. Take a microwave safe bowl and grease the bottom with oil.
  7. Now transfer some peanuts to the bowl. Place the peanuts as a single layer and do not place them on top of one another.
  8. Add 1-2 tsp oil on top of peanuts and place the bowl in microwave on high for 1 Minute.

  9. Stir in the peanuts after 1 min, and place them back in microwave for 2 mins.
  10. Allow these peanuts to cool down after 2 mins. As they cool down they become more crunchier.
  11. Masala peanuts are ready and serve with hot chai.

Recipe Notes

1.Do not add more water while mixing flour and peanuts, add little by little.
2.If you do not want to microwave you can use prepared mixture and deep fry in the oil on medium low heat so that they get cooked till inside and become crunchy.

3.Microwave power settings are different for different brands, hence if the masala peanuts are not cooked or crunchier after 3 min microwaving…you can microwave for more 60-90 secs.

4.The same recipe can be used to make masala cashew or masala almonds.


Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition Facts
Masala Peanuts - 3 Minutes Microwave Method|Cocktail Snack
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 2.5g16%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 158mg7%
Potassium 287mg8%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.