Microwaved Masala Peanuts

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Microwaved Masala Peanuts


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :6 Min

Cook Time : 8 Min

Total Time : 14 Min


Serves : 5
  • 2 cups raw peanuts

  • 1 cups gram flour or besan

  • 1 tbsp rice flour

  • 1 tsp red chilli powder

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1/2 tsp dry mango powder

  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder

  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder

  • 1/4 tsp asofetida or hing

  • 1 tsp salt to taste

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil

  • 2-3 tbsp water or as required


  • Sieve gram flour or besan to remove any lumps.
  • Add rice powder and all the spice powder and salt.
  • Mix well to combine. Keep aside.
  • Take peanuts in a microwave safe bowl and cook for 1 minute in high heat.
  • Take out the bowl , add gram flour mixture. Mix well.
  • Now add oil and water ( 1 tablespoon at a time) to the peanut mixture and mix them well using hand so that each peanut is coated well with the spice mixture.
  • Add water if necessary during mixing . Try to break any lumps while mixing.
  • Place the bowl back in the microwave and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Take the bowl out and stir the peanuts with a fork carefully so that they cook uniformly.
  • Place the bowl back in the microwave and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Take out the bowl , stir and place the bowl back again in the microwave.
  • Cook for 1 more minute, or until you hear a popping sound.
  • Monitor them constantly as the cooking time may vary a little at this point.
  • Peanuts will be ready when the coating becomes light golden brown and they start popping in the microwave.
  • Take out the bowl, transfer peanuts to a dish to cool down.
  • Store them in airtight container and enjoy with tea or coffee.