Masala Peanuts (Indian Nutcracker Peanuts)

Masala Peanuts (Indian Nutcracker Peanuts): lightly fried, crispy peanuts in a mix of chickpea flour and spicy tangy flavors.

It’s one snack that’s hard to keep your hands off.

Masala Peanuts recipe

Who’s in the mood for a crispy Masala Peanuts snack  !!!

If you’re also in the same scenario and reading this, then you’re in luck my dear friend cause today I’m sharing with you’ll the recipe of Masala Peanuts (Indian Nutcracker).

Masala Peanuts Indian Nutcracker
They are an all time fav snack in most of the Indian homes and is ready for almost 10 minutes!

Indian Masala Peanuts


All you need to make these oh so very addicting Masala Peanuts is a mix of chickpea flour, rice flour, salt, and spices.

Just, lightly toss everything together, sprinkle some water and lightly fry.

Once the peanuts are completely cooled, they can be stored in an air-tight jar for a month.

Masala Peanuts (Indian Nutcracker Peanuts)

I usually eat them right out of the box but sometimes it’s served with thinly chopped onions, green chilies and a dash of lemon for an extra kick.

Infact they make a great pair when served with a hot beverage or along with lemony drinks.


So, go ahead and try these Masala Peanuts soon and enjoy with your loved ones.

You can serve them with any choice of beverage or as a side for gameday parties or get-togethers.


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Masala Peanuts

Masala Peanuts

lightly fried, crispy peanuts in a mix of chickpea flour and spicy tangy Indian flavors.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes


  • 2 Cups Raw Peanuts
  • 4 Tbsp Chickpea Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Rice Flour
  • 4 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Cup Canola Oil - You can use any light oil for frying


  • 2 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Dry Mango Powder or Chat Masala - Optional

To Serve:

  • 1/2 Medium Onions - thinly sliced
  • 1 Whole Green Chili - thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Lemon - Cubed


  1. In a nonstick pan, dry roast the peanuts over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and mix roasted peanuts, flours and all the spices.
  3. Sprinkle water and mix evenly so that the flour and spices stick to the peanuts(We don't want to form a paste, just coarsely mix).
  4. Heat oil in a non-stick wok on high for 2 minutes or till you see fumes coming out and then reduce the heat to lowest.
  5. Drop a handful of the peanut mix and stir lightly once so that the peanuts separate from each other and begin to cook.
  6. Keep frying the peanuts at low heat till they become slightly golden brown (Takes 2 mins/batch).
  7. Transfer the fried peanuts onto a paper towel to remove any excess oil.
  8. Cool completely.

Serving Suggestion:

  1. You can serve them as it is or with chopped onions, chilies and lemon juice.
  2. Store rest of the peanuts in air tight containers.
  3. This can be served Hot OR Cold as per choice.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 500 Total Fat: 83g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 69g Cholesterol: 20mg Sodium: 280mg Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 6g Protein: 24g

45 Replies to "Masala Peanuts (Indian Nutcracker Peanuts)"

  • Stella @ Stellicious Life October 17, 2015 (11:43 am)

    Sounds interesting, I’d love to give these a try, we always love crunching on some delicious and healthy snack while watching series 😉

    • Molly Kumar October 20, 2015 (5:40 pm)

      That would be fantastic, this is actually our fav snack while watching movies 🙂

  • Mark October 16, 2015 (5:07 am)

    Molly, what a great snack these are. I love the photos and I love the recipe. Really nice!

    • Molly Kumar October 20, 2015 (6:16 pm)

      I’m so glad you liked the pictures and the recipe. Thanks for visiting Mark.

  • Christine at Must Love Home October 14, 2015 (1:10 pm)

    Hello Friend, You always have the best projects!!! Thank you for sharing at the Friday Favorites Link Party! Please join us again to share what you have been working on this week. Hugs – Christine at Must Love Home

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