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Spicy peanuts/ Masala kappalandi

Delicious spicy peanuts with thin layer for crust with flour and spices. Goes well with any drink, you can also use as cocktail peanuts.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: peanuts
Servings: 4 serving
Calories: 441kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup peanut I used blanched you can use with shell
  • 3/4 cup besan/chickpea flour
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafetodia if you want gluten free skip this
  • 3/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 6-7 tablespoon water
  • 2 sprig of curry leaves
  • Peanut oil for frying


  • In a bowl combine the besan/chickpea flour and rice flour and salt and rest of the spices.
  • Then add peanuts into the mixture and mix well once again
  • Gradually add water to form to thin coat around peanuts.
  • Heat the oil in a thick bottom pan. Once the oil reaches 375F add peanuts try to add as single peanuts that way it won't form a clumb
  • Fry the peanuts until it became golden brown in color. Flip in between few times.


Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 471mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 4mg
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