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Masala Peanuts made in the Microwave – Crunchy Masala Peanuts

Crunchy and crispy masala peanuts made in the microwave, it got healthy and you can snack on these without any guilt.

Peanuts are very common in India and we all snack on it regularly. When you go to the beaches in India, you can see peanuts getting roasted and being sold in paper cones. It’s so much fun walking on the beach munching on the freshly roasted peanuts.

One of the ways of enjoying peanuts in india is by frying the peanuts that has been coated with gram flour batter and masalas. What if the same masala peanuts can be made in the microwave with less oil??? I will definitely go for the healthy version.

These microwaved masala peanuts are crunchy, crispy, healthy and tastes so good. This definitely beats the fried masala peanuts.


Here is the video for making Masala peanuts



Masala Peanuts made in the Microwave - Crunchy Masala Peanuts
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
  • Peanuts, with skin- ½ cup
  • Gram flour or Besan- ½ cup
  • Chili powder- ¾ to 1 tsp
  • Ground cumin- ½ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Water- 2 tbsp.
  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients till the peanuts are coated well with the batter.
  2. Place each coated peanut on a microwave safe plate.
  3. Don't over crowd the peanuts, make it in a couple of batches.
  4. Microwave at full power for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
  5. Let the masala peanuts cool down for a few minutes.
  6. Enjoy the crispy and healthy masala peanuts without any guilt.
You could add any kind of seasonings or masalas.



Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...