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Cocktail Peanuts South Indian Style

Written By FewMinute Wonders on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 | 8:45 AM

The produce at the farmers market looks so colorful and bountiful this time of the year. I love the array of peppers they sell, and I just could not ignore the red peppers. After great thought I grabbed a few and decided to make something interesting with them. I was warned that they were spicy. They were fresh, but otherwise I did not see them any better than any other chillies that we use normally. But still, I sliced them with great care and decided to use them in the preparation of cocktail peanuts. A perfect snack to serve with cocktails or hot cup of tea.


Kadai or Frying Pan
Measuring Cups and Spoons
Cutting Board


Raw Peanuts - 1 1/2 cups
Chillies ( I used Red Chillies) - 6 thinly slices
Chilli Powder - as to the amount you would like the spice
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp powdered
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Curry Leaves - a few
Cilantro - 1 tbsp finely chopped


1. Heat the frying pan with oil. Add the peanuts and allow it to get toasted on low flame. This will take some time.

2. Add turmeric, asafoetida, salt and chillies. Give it a toss for 3 minutes.

3. If you feel that you would like more spice add chilli powder at this point. Mix it well.

4. Transfer into plate and microwave for a minute to get the perfect crunch.

5. Garnish with curry leaves and cilantro.

6. Can be served cold or hot with any cocktail.


  1. lovely tempting crunchy peanuts. I am really very hungry.

  2. Delicious spicy peanut. love to have with my tea.

  3. All time fav snack! Nice clicks

  4. I am so addicted to peanut.. Masala Peanut, I love it!. Nice and easy way of doing this..

  5. wow perfect snack,loved this version...

  6. Feel like munching some, fantastic peanuts..

  7. love this masala peanut, great tea time snack...

  8. This is something I can over eat and feel stuffed. Looks so good.

  9. Looks so tempting, can have this anytime of the day..


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