May 15, 2015

Fried peanuts recipe, fried groundnuts

Fried peanuts or ground nuts recipe - As the name suggests, fried peanuts is an Indian deep fried snack which can be served with tea, coffee or cold drink at any time of the day. Summer vacation for school has already started. To meet the increased demand from kids for ice creams, cold drinks and snacks, busy moms are looking forward for some easy snacks recipes. This is a munching snack for kids while watching television or reading books. If you are a busy mother and want to make some easy and tasty snacks to munch, this is an ideal snack. The whole process of preparation and frying takes very less time. The reuse of oil used for deep frying is not recommended. Hence, its better to use limited oil for frying and  fry the peanuts in batches. 

Preparation time 10 minutes
Frying time 25 minutes

1 cup peanuts / ground nuts / shenga
1/2 cup gram flour / besan
1/4 tsp carom seeds / ajwain
1 ½ tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp + a generous pinch of salt
4 tbsp water
2 cups oil

Fried peanuts recipe with step by step pictures

Handpick the peanuts and set aside.
raw ground nuts

Put the besan in a large bowl.
besan in a bowl

Add the ajwain, besan, chilli powder and salt.
chilli powder added

Mix till all the ingredients combine well.
ingredients mixed to make fried peanuts

Add the peanuts and mix.
peanuts added

Gradually add 4 tbsp of water and mix. All the peanuts have a good coating.
besan peanuts mixed

Heat oil in a small frying pan. Let the oil get well heated.  Take 2 tsp of hot oil and mix with the peanuts mixture. Slide the peanuts one by one and deep fry until they are golden brown and crisp. I fried in 4 batches by taking 5 -6 minutes for each batch.
frying the peanuts

Remove the fried peanuts onto an absorbent paper. When cools, store in an airtight container.
Drain on absorbent paper

Serve fried peanuts with hot tea, coffee or choice of your cold drink.
talalele shenga in a serving bowl


  1. I make this in microwave so no frying, but original is still hit . looks perfect

  2. Yumm ..I love this so much.Best to have with a cup of tea

  3. Perfectly made masala peanuts...... love to have this with tea..... :)

  4. Fav snack of all time.. Goes well with tea/coffee. I can finish off the entire plate,yummy :)

  5. Lovely evening snack. Glad to follow you.

  6. tempting and crispy fried peanuts.

  7. I love them, looks so yum!


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