Roasted Peanut Masala Recipe is an easy and healthy recipe that gives you a spicy and crunchy snack in just a few minutes.

 This spicy and crunchy snack is gluten-free and is also low in GI along with many other benefits. What are those benefits? Let’s see…

Masala Peanut Recipe
Besan Ki Moongfali


These Roasted Masala Peanuts, crispy n crunchy, wrapped in gram flour is an addictive snack. Try these at your own risk! 

One more healthy snack from my kitty which I make very often and this is crispy-crunchy Roasted Masala peanuts coated with gram flour.

Earlier I used to make this in the microwave oven but for the past few months have been doing it in the air fryer. For my New year’s get-together this year, I made these peanuts for munching in-between snacks and dinner and was loved by all. My sister-in-law even commented that I am making full use of my air fryer. This is very much true. For everything now, I first think of the air fryer. I am doing my roasting, baking, grilling, reheating, and many other things in the air fryer. You can check my Air fryer recipes post to see what all I do in my air fryer.


Why You Will Love This Recipe


How To Make in Air Fryer

For making these, peanuts are first rinsed in freshwater and then rolled in gram flour and spices. These are rinsed so that they are coated properly with gram flour. Earlier (even now) people used to fry these. But as peanuts are already high in fat then just imagine how unhealthy they would become when fried. So, now the healthy version is to roast them.

As gram flour batter is quite thick and peanuts tend to stick to each other therefore you need to separate them manually when half done but that is not an issue and can be separated very easily.

I am sharing here the basic recipe of roasted masala peanuts, you can adjust the spices and the crunchiness as per your taste. When I say crunchiness, I mean roast it for more or less time as you think appropriate.

When taken out of the air fryer/oven, these are soft. Leave them in open for some time, just 5 minutes, and they become crunchy.



Step By Step Recipe

Raw peanuts


Rinse peanuts


Drain excess water


Add gram flour and spices to wet peanuts


mix everything


Add little water


Drop it in the air fryer basket


Avoid overlapping


Masala Peanuts In Airfryer


Roasted Masala Peanuts


Masala Peanuts In Airfryer


Spicy and Crunchy Masala Peanuts



Frequently Asked Questions

Q) Do I need to lay aluminum foil or a plate in the air fryer?

No, Put gram flour coated peanuts directly on the air fryer basket. (Check the photo in step by step recipe above)

Q) Can I bake these in the oven also?


Q) I need skinned or without skin peanuts for this recipe?

Both work well for this recipe.

Q) What is the shelf life of these peanuts?

You can store these at room temperature in an airtight container for upto a month.


Related Recipes:

Roasted n Salted Cashewnuts
Roasted Poha Namkeen
Crispy Curd Bread Toasties



I hope you have liked this Masala Peanuts recipe and will surely try it out for your loved ones.

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Masala Peanuts Recipe

Make Perfect Besan KI Moongfali easily in your air fryer with very little oil.


  • 1 Cup 200 g Peanuts
  • 1/4 Cup Gram flour Besan
  • 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Whole Spice Powder Garam Masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chat Masala Optional
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 6 to 7 Tablespoon Water


  • Rinse peanuts and keep them in a strainer for a minute so that extra water drains out.
  • Start preheating air fryer for 2 to 3 minutes at 180 degrees.
  • Take rinsed peanuts in a bowl.
  • Add gram flour, all the spices and oil.
  • Rub nicely so that peanuts are very well coated with gram flour.
  • As it is very dry at this stage, add water, little at a time so that gram flour mix sticks to the peanuts.
  • Spray oil in the air fryer basket or brush it with oil.
  • Using your hands, put gram flour coated peanuts on the air fryer basket, try to separate as much as you can. But don't struggle to lay each kernel separately.
  • After 2 minutes, take out the air fryer basket, separate the peanuts which are clinged together.
  • Continue air frying for another 4 to 5 minutes, tossing once in between.
  • When the colour changes to golden brown, take out and leave them on a plate for some time. As they cool down, they will get crunchy.
  • When completely cooled down, serve or store in an airtight container.

In Microwave Oven

  • You can roast these in the microwave also. After step number 6, spread these in a microwave-safe plate. Do not overlap much, try to lay down a single layer only.
  • Microwave for a minute. Take out, separate the peanuts.
  • Again put in the microwave oven for 4 minutes, tossing after every one minute. This is very important or you will end up burning your peanuts.

In Otg

  • Preheat Otg at 180 degrees for 5 minutes.
  • Grease the baking tray and lay peanuts.
  • Roast for about 6 to 8 minutes.


  1. Take raw peanuts, skinned or without skin.
  2. No need to roast peanuts first.
  3. Take any oil which you use in your kitchen. I had groundnut oil also so I opted for it.
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10 Responses

  1. Sounds good! I was wondering if you have any accessory to prevent food from flying into the air fryer fan. Thanks, Nanda

    1. Thanks Nanda for liking it.
      Let them play volleyball there.
      Just joking.
      Because of the fan things do fly esp foxnuts.
      I will share a Tip with you.
      When you take out the basket either for keeping the stuff or taking it out, just switch it off first for a second or so. When the basket goes inside, again switch it on.
      Or Use a container with lid but that would kill the capacity unnecessarily.

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