Saturday 12 September 2015

Masala Kadalai / Masala Peanuts / Spicy Masala Peanuts

Masala Kadalai / Crunchy and Spicy Masala Peanuts / மொறு மொறு மசாலா கடலை is a spicy and tasty snack to munch any time of the day particularly as a tea time snack and side dish. I used to prepare this often and it has always come out well!

Do try and give your feedback. 


Raw peanuts - 1 cup
Besan flour / Gram flour / Kadalai Mavu - 4 tbsp
Rice flour - 2 tbsp
Garlic - 8 to 10 cloves
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp (adjust the quantity to suit your taste)
Asafoetida - a pinch
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves - 1 or 2 sprig
Salt - to taste
Water - to mix
Oil - for deep frying


Grind garlic along with skin in a mixer into coarse paste and keep aside.
(no need to add water)

Take a bowl, add peanuts, gram flour, rice flour, asafoetida, salt, curry leaves, red chilli powder, ground garlic, garam masala and warm oil.  Mix well.

Next, sprinkle water and mix with your hand until each peanuts are coated with gram flour mixture.

Heat oil in a kadai, deep fry the peanuts in low to medium  flame till it changes into golden brown colour. 

Drain the excess oil in tissue paper and allow to cool.

Store it in air tight container.  


It will not be crunchy, as soon as you take from oil.  Once it cools, you can feel the crunchiness.

Adjust the red chilli powder according to your taste.


  1. Hi Poorni...i tried this recipe..and it turnout perfectly good.Thanks for sharing this recipe Poorni

  2. Thank you Kamala devi. I felt very happy that you liked it.

  3. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing this yummilicious recipe!



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