Spicy Cocktail Peanuts


Spicy Cocktail Peanuts

These peanuts remind me of street food in India, and they are super-easy to make. They go very well with wine, cocktails, and even mocktails (for the kids)!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Allergens: Peanuts
  • Servings: 4


  • 2 cups raw peanuts (skin on)
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 jalapeno deseeded, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Add peanuts along with oil to pan and turn heat up to medium-low, shaking pan from time to time.  
  2. After 10-15 minutes, until brown, there will be popping/cracking sound of peanuts; turn off heat and shake pan for another minute.

  3. Using slotted spoon, transfer peanuts to plate lined with paper towel to filter out any oil.

  4. In small bowl, mix fried peanuts with onion, cilantro, jalapenos, and lemon juice.  
  5. Season with salt and pepper.

Bon appétit!