Masala Peanut/Nut Crackers | How to make Masala Peanut/Nut Crackers

By Amrita Iyer  |  12th Mar 2018  |  
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About Masala Peanut/Nut Crackers Recipe

This is a really yummy snack of Peanuts coated with a spicy gram flour (besan) batter and deep fried to a very crispy consistency!

Masala Peanut/Nut Crackers

Ingredients to make Masala Peanut/Nut Crackers

  • For the Masala peanuts :
  • 1 cup good quality raw peanuts
  • 1/3 cup gram flour (besan)
  • A pinch of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp dry raw mango powder (Amchur)
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1 tsp coriander Powder (Dhaniya)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • A few drops of red colour (optional)
  • oil to fry
  • masala for sprinkling on top :
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder (I used 1/2 tsp Guntur red chilli Powder/Thikhalal and 1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli Powder)
  • 1 tsp Chaat masala

How to make Masala Peanut/Nut Crackers

  1. Mix the red chilli powder and Chaat masala in a small bowl and keep aside.
  2. Spoon the besan into a mixing bowl and start adding water 1 tbsp at a time.We need to make it into a thick paste so mix 1 tbsp water at a time and whisk well to remove any lumps.
  3. When you have a paste a little thicker than idli batter,whisk the paste well to make it light and creamy.Add all the spice powders and whisk again.Add the soda and colour and whisk well.
  4. Add the raw peanuts into the paste and mix well with a spoon to coat each peanut very well.
  5. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat and when sufficiently hot,put in 1 peanut at a time.
  6. I agree this will be a tedious process but after you have immersed sufficient peanuts as per the size of the pan for frying,you just need to wait to take them out and then you will have a fairly big batch completed!
  7. Fry the peanuts on medium – low heat till the oil bubbles subside and they are crunchy.They will emit a scraping sound when you move them in the Oil.Drain them on an absorbent paper and leave to come to room temperature.
  8. over the masala mix and shake to distribute the spice powder on the Peanuts!
  9. Leave them open for 3 – 4 hours.You can cover them with a wire mesh if you are fearful of insects falling on them.
  10. Store them in an airtight container and serve with or Thandai for Holi!

My Tip:

You need to be a little patient while frying these nuts and keep the heat low for best results. Take out the nuts and cool them at room temperature for 3 – 4 hours so that they turn crispy and delicious and can be stored in an airtight container!

Reviews for Masala Peanut/Nut Crackers (1)

Mani Kaura year ago

I will surely try this.
Amrita Iyer
a year ago
Thanks so much Mani Kaur and please tell me how did it taste!xoxo