Microwave Masala Peanut | Easy Snack Recipe with step by step pictures

Blogging Marathon #80 / Day -2
Theme – Protein rich dishes
Protein rich ingredient – Peanuts

Masala peanuts is one of our favorite snacks but sadly its been a while since we made it at home. The ones that you get in the shops are bright red in color and extremely oily and spicy. Just looking at the pack wants me to move further away from it!

A month ago I was going through my list for this months protein rich theme and that’s when I wanted to make these masala peanuts.

I made a small batch in the microwave to check how it turns out . I must admit that it was very addictive and as always, I wished I had made a larger batch!

This can also be deep fried instead of cooking in on the microwave.

How to prepare Microwave Masala Peanut | Easy Snack Recipe

Soak the peanut for an hour. Drain and take in a bowl.

Add besan,rice flour, salt , baking soda ,red chili powder. Sprinkle water little by little and mix. The masala should coat the peanuts.

[After this stage you can also deep fry it]

Now spread the masala coated peanuts onto a microwave proof plate. Microwave on high for 4 minutes.

Remove from the microwave and while still warm gently remove the clusters. Microwave once again for a minute or two.

The peanuts will be soft as soon as they are out of teh microwave but will turn crisp as soon as they cool down. If they are still soft, microwave for another minute.

Serve as a snack with a cup of tea / coffee.

Note:

  • Microwave timings will vary.
  • You can also add amchur powder[dry mango powder] while making the masala coating / sprinkle chaat masala while serving
  • If you feel there is less masala in the coating, add more besan / rice flour.
  • The masala coating must be thick and not watery.

 

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    Microwave Masala Peanut | Easy Snack Recipe
    Prep Time
    2 mins
    Cook Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    7 mins
     

    A quick masala peanut recipe made in the microwave. Perfect with a cup of tea / coffee

    Course: Snack
    Cuisine: Indian
    Author: PJ
    Ingredients
    • 1 cup Raw Peanuts
    • 1/8 cup Besan
    • 2 tablespoons Rice Flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon Red chili powder
    • A Pinch Baking Soda
    • To Taste Salt
    • 1 teaspoon Oil
    Instructions
    1. Soak the peanuts for an hour.Drain and take in a bowl

    2. Add the besan, rice flour, red chili powder, sallt, baking soda, oil.

    3. Add water little by little and mix so that the masala coats the peanuts.

    4. Spread on a microwave proof plate and microwave for 4 minutes on high

    5. Remove from microwave and remove the clumps. Microwave again for a minute or two.

    6. The peanuts will be soft when hot and will turn crisp once it cools down.So do not over cook it.

    Recipe Notes
    • The microwave timings may vary
    • You can add dry mango[ amchur] powder while making the masala and can also sprinkle chaat masala before serving.
    • If you feel there is less masala in the coating, add more besan / rice flour.
    • The masala coating must be thick and not watery.

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14 thoughts on “Microwave Masala Peanut | Easy Snack Recipe”

  1. The store bought ones are full of food colours and oil and even I don’t buy it often for Sruti. This MW version sounds so good and will make a perfect healthy snack for kiddos.

  2. I have always had a thing for these masala peanuts, I mean I was nuts for this and could finish many Haldirams packets i a day. The MW version sounds super easy and delicious.

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