Dine with Danika


Spicy Masala peanuts / groundnuts

Cuisine: Indian
Serve as: Starter

Masala peanuts is an easy snack recipe that can be rustled up in minutes. An ideal accompaniment with drinks and tea/coffee.

Masala Peanuts can be made with basic ingredients and can be stored in air-tight containers for over a week.

You can also add some chopped onions and green chillies before serving to give that special touch.

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Quantity: Serves 2


  • Peanuts - 1 cup, lightly roasted & peeled
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Hing/Asafetida - ⅛ tsp
  • Red chili powder - 1 tbsp
  • Powdered sugar - 1tsp
  • Salt – ⅓ tsp

Preparation method


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet. Add the hing/asafetida and let it sizzle.
  2. Add the peanuts, red chili powder, salt and powdered sugar.
  3. Saute the peanuts on very low heat while tossing it around constantly.
  4. Masala peanuts are ready. Let them cool completely and transfer them to an airtight jar. Masala peanuts stay fresh for 2 - 3 weeks depending on the freshness of peanuts and cooking oil used in the recipe.
  5. Serve with chopped onions and green chilllies. (optional)