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Masala peanuts

masal kadalai or peanut masala is a spicy, crisp peanuts made for snack.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: kids snacks, tea time snacks
Servings: 1 cups
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1 cup raw peanuts
  • 1/2 cup gram flour
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/8 tsp garam masala
  • 3 cloves garlic - crushed
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • oil - for frying


  • Mix peanuts with all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • add lemon juice and sprinkle water little at a time to make a thick batter.
  • heat oil and deep fry the peanuts. pinch drop the peanuts into hot oil.
  • turn sides and fry until light and oil sizzle reduces.
  • Take out and add some fried curry leaves on top.