Masala Kadala / Spicy Fried Peanuts


1 cup peanuts
1/2 cup gram flour/ kadalamavu
2 tbsp rice flour
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
a pinch of asafoetida
1 sprig of curry leaves
oil for frying


  1. In a mixing bowl, add the peanuts, gram flour, rice flour, chilli powder, cumin powder, asafoetida, curry leaves and salt and mix well.
  2. Sprinkle water little by little and mix well until the masala is well coated with the peanuts.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and fry the masala coated peanuts in batches on medium flame until golden brown. 
  4. Remove from oil and drain them on a paper towel. Once they are cooled, store them in an air tight container….


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