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Air Fried Crunchy Masala Peanuts

Flavour packed and with a crispy outer- these crunchy masala peanuts tick all the boxes if you're looking for an easy snack recipe.
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 632kcal
Author: Enozia Zehra Vakil


  • 1 cup Peanuts
  • 2 cups Water
  • ¾ cup Besan
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon Red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon Onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dry mango powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chaat masala
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala
  • 1 pinch Asofetida
  • 1 tablespoon Mint leaves (paste)


  • Pre-heat the air fryer at 400°Ffor 5 minutes.
  • Take a bowl of water and add the peanuts. Soak for 5 minutes.
  • Next, take a bowl. Add the besan, oil, salt, black salt, black pepper powder, red chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, dry mango powder, chaat masala, garam masala, asofetida, and mint leaves paste. Mix all of them together.
  • Transfer the peanuts into the prepared mixture and mix well. Add a little bit of water if required so that the peanuts are properly coated with the besan mixture.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with oil and pour the peanuts into it.
  • Air fry the peanuts at 400°F for8-10 minutes or until completely cooked. 
  • Keep shaking the fryer basket every 5 minutes to ensure that the peanuts are evenly cooked.
  • Once cooked, take them out and let them cool. The peanuts will turn completely crisp.
  • Enjoy this delicious healthy spicy snack with a sprinkle of chaat masala for that extra twist.


Serving: 2Servings | Calories: 632kcal | Carbohydrates: 36.8g | Protein: 27.4g | Fat: 45.8g | Saturated Fat: 6.2g | Sodium: 2419mg | Potassium: 916mg | Fiber: 11.8g | Sugar: 8.7g | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 6mg