Masala peanuts recipe | How to make kara kadle | Masale shenga recipe | Khara kadlekai recipe

By Latha on February 28th, 2017

kara kadle recipe, masala peanuts recipe

Masala peanuts or kara kadle recipe explained with step by step pictures. Masala peanuts are prepared using peanuts, gram flour, red chili powder, salt, turmeric powder and asafoetida. These deep fried masala or spicy peanuts are familiar by name kara kalde or masale kadlekai in Kannada.

Masala peanuts are very popular tea time snacks from Indian state of Karnataka. These are loved by all and one of my most favorite snacks. Preparing kara kadle at home is very easy. I keep preparing this in small batches very frequently. If you are looking for more peanuts or kadlekai or shenga recipes then check my congress kadlekai, peanuts laddu and hurigalu recipes.

We have posted many deep fried tea time snacks like stuffed mirchi bajji, crispy chilli bajji, doddapatre bajji, goli baje, maddur vada, kayi vade, kara kaddi, aloo bonda etc., under Karnataka snacks recipes section. Try these tasty snacks recipes and enjoy it with a cup of masala tea.

Kara kadle or masala peanuts recipe

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 10 min
Serves: 1 cup

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1 cup peanuts or ground nuts or kadlekai or shenga
  2. 1/4 cup gram flour or besan
  3. 1 - 2 tsp red chili powder (use kashmiri chili powder to get good color)
  4. 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  5. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  6. Oil for deep frying
  7. Salt as per your taste.

Instructions for making Kara kadle or masala peanuts:

  1. Now to begin with either dry roast or soak the peanuts for 5 minutes. I always follow soaking method but this time I tried both the methods and found the end results same. So either dry roast it under medium flame for 5 minutes. Or soak it in water (normal temperature) for 5 minutes.roasting or soaking the peanuts for masala peanuts or kara kadlekai
  2. Next take the peanuts in a bowl and add in gram flour (besan), salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder and asafoetida. You can also add any spices of your choice. gram flour and spices for masala peanuts or kara kadlekai
  3. Use very little water and mix everything well. Use water, which is just sufficient to coat the peanuts with spices. I used around 6 tbsp of water.masala coated peanuts for masala peanuts or kara kadlekai
  4. Take a wok with enough cooking oil and heat it. Now drop the masala coated peanuts and deep fry them. Do not drop them like a lump or Try to separate them while dropping them in the oil.deep frying the peanuts for masala peanuts or kara kadlekai
  5. Fry them under medium flame until bubbles are stopped. Take them out, wait until cool and enjoy it with a cup of hot masala tea.deep frying the peanuts for masala peanuts or kara kadlekai

Dear reader, We have a brief Kannada description of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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