Saturday, November 29, 2014



Masala peanuts is an quite addictive snack. I have posted a deep fried version of Masala peanuts but this is a low fat version of making in microwave. It is quite addictive and a perfect tea time snack too. Sometimes if you run out of veggies this can be had with sambar rice or curd rice too. Try out this microwave version of salted masala peanuts (a guilt free low fat snack) and enjoy your Tea time. I adapted this recipe from Nisha madulika's video.

Microwave masala peanuts

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 7-9 Mins | Yields: 1/2 cup

     Peanuts    1/2 cup
    Besan | kadalai maavu   4 tblsp
    Red chilli powder     1/4 tsp
    Garam masala     2 pinches
    Salt   to taste
    Oil         2 tsp
   Chaat masala   1/4 tsp
   Cooking soda    a pinch
   Water    2-3 tsp

  • In a wide vessel add the besan, chili powder, garam masala ,salt and cooking soda. Wash the peanuts and drain the excess water.
besan+powders wash-peanut
  • Add the besan mixture to the peanuts and coat the masala evenly.
besan add-masala
  • Sprinkle little water and add the oil and mix it well to make an even coating.
add-water sprinkle oil
  • Spread this in a microwave safe plate and microwave high for 3 minutes. Stir in between.
  • Again microwave in high for 3-4 minutes till it becomes crispy. Be  careful as it may burn soon. Open and stir in between. Once done take it out and sprinkle with chaat masala and mix well.
ready-to -microwave peanuts
  • Microwave crispy peanuts are ready to eat. I had with Ginger cardamom tea on a rainy day evening.
  1. Addition of spices is truly of your choice.
  2. You can add amchoor powder, fennel powder too.
  3. Timing varies from microwave to microwave.
  4. As chaat masala has salt in it add salt accordingly.
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  1. Are the peanuts- raw or roasted? Easy enough to try.

  2. wat a yummy healthy guilt free snack..

  3. HI Jeya,

    Hope you are doing good. Wanted to ask do we need to add baking soda or powder in it (as description and list of ingredients contradict each other).
    I just made one batch using baking soda, it came out absolutely wonderful.
    Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Thanks for the message. I edited it now. It is cooking soda only not baking soda. Thanks for trying

  4. Hi Jeyashri,

    Pls tell if/how we can do it on a stove top?

    1. Yes you can do it, but not the low fat version. I have a deep fry version - Masala Peanuts

  5. Shall I omit cooking soda? Will it come good?


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