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Masala Peanuts Air-fryer

Masala Peanuts (Air-Fryer)

Masala peanuts are gorgeously coated, crispy and delicious peanuts with a light tangy flavor. This is one of those love-of-my-life snacks that I enjoy a lot. Presenting my non-fried, air-fryer masala peanuts.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Baked Masala Peanuts, Masala peanuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 256kcal
Author: Sophie
Cost: $6


  • Instant Pot, Air Fryer


  • 1 cup raw peanuts with skin
  • cup Besan or chickpea flour
  • 3 tablespoon rice flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon asafoetida optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground chili
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon oil salt to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoon water optional


  • Take a bowl, and add gram flour, rice flour, red chili powder, turmeric powder, hing, chat masala, and salt as per taste. Mix them well and keep aside.
    Adding oil to peanuts
  • In another bowl take peanuts. Now add oil, lime juice and mix it well.
  • Add the prepared flour mixture and coat the peanuts just by mixing with the spoon.
    Adding besan to peanuts
  • Add a teaspoon of water and mix gently so that the peanuts are evenly coated.
    Mixing peanuts with spices and oil
  • Peanuts are ready for air-frying or baking.
    Mixing peanuts to coat
  • Preheat the air-fryer at 350F for 5-minutes.
  • Spray with oil and air-fry at 350F for 4-6 minutes until peanuts start to change color.
    Air frying peanuts
  • If your peanuts are in clumps, gently break them at this point. Now flip and cook for another 4-minutes till the masala peanuts look crispy and well cooked.
  • Depending on the size of your batch and your air fryer's setting, one batch should take between 10-12 minutes to cook.
    Crispy spicy peanuts seng bhujia
  • Allow the peanuts to cool down completely and then sprinkle some chaat masala on them.
  • As the peanuts cool down, they become crispy and flavorful.
  • Masala peanuts are ready.
  • Enjoy them as a snack or the way you love.
    Masala Peanuts Air-fryer


Serving: 60g | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 2.5g | Sodium: 158mg