Masala Peanuts/Masala Kadala(മസാല കടല)

Masala kadala is a popular snack of south India. You can have this crunchy and crispy snack  with evening tea or while watching TV:)

Masala Kadala (1)


  1. Raw peanuts –  2 cups
  2. Chick pea flour(besan) – 3tbsp
  3. Red chilly powder – 2 tbsp
  4. Kashmiri chilly powder -1 tsp
  5. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Cumin seeds(lightly crushed) – 1 tsp
  7. Asafoetida powder – 1/4 tsp
  8. Garlic (cut lengthwise) – 1 tsp
  9. Curry leaves
  10. Salt
  11. Water – 8 tbsp
  12. Oil for frying

Masala Kadala (2)


  1. In a bowl, put the peanuts. Mix besan with red chilly powder,turmeric powder,chopped garlic,cumin seeds and salt.
  2. Add water to it and mix to get a thick paste.
  3. Pour this over the peanuts and mix well until the peanuts are thoroughly coated.
  4. Heat oil in a pan .Fry the peanuts in batches for about 2-3 minutes on medium heat until light brown. stir slowly so that peanuts doesn’t get stick to each other.
  5. Drain on kitchen paper.In the same oil,fry curry leaves till brown and add it to the peanut mix.Once it is cool it will be crispy.
  6. Store in air tight jar for up to 2-3 weeks.
  7. Serve as tea time snack.

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4 Responses

  1. Woww.. spicy and tasty recipe.. i too make this recipe.. looks soo perfect.. 🙂

  2. shifa firoz says:

    yumm yummm nice snack!

  3. lissie says:

    nice clicks! I feel like having them right now!!!

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