Nepalese Cuisine | Recipes

Peanut Masala/Sandheko | Peanuts served Nepali style

April 6, 2016
Peanut masala - peanuts served nepali style

This recipe is for all those peanut lovers and spicy lovers.  Peanut sandheko is a Nepali classic that simply fires you up! The only problem is that it TASTES SO GOOD which makes it hard to stop shoveling it in your mouth even though it leaves your tongue panting for water.

Luckily though, with this recipe you can adjust the amount of spice you want in this little but tasty snack.  You are sure to know someone who would just love this treat! If so, at your next get-together, how about planning a little cultural cuisine time and discover the fresh and savory peanut sandheko – a traditional Nepali snack! 

The best part about making peanut masala/sandheko is that you will be ready to eat it within minutes of preparation.

It is so simple to make and is the perfect snack to share at parties.  Next time, be sure to “spice up the peanut bowl” with this recipe!

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Serves: 2


  • Peanuts                                                          100 grams
  • Tomato                                                          50 g, chopped
  • Onion                                                             50 g, chopped
  • Lemon                                                            1/2
  • Green chilly                                                  1-2 pieces, chopped
  • Coriander                                                      2 tbsp, chopped
  • Garlic/ginger                                                2 tbsp, julienne
  • Mustard oil                                                   2 tbsp
  • Chat masala                                                   to taste
  • Red chilly powder                                        to taste
  • Salt                                                                   to taste

peanut masala | peanut sandheko | nepali food | bits of bri


  • Chop the tomato, onion, and green chilly
  • Add all of the ingredients above in a bowl and mix well
  • Let sit for a few minutes
  • Taste and adjust lemon juice, chilly powder, or salt as required
  • Serve on a small plate with a small spoon (how cute!)
  • Enjoy!!

And thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy this quick and easy Nepali recipe.  I only have 3 weeks left in Nepal, but I will continue to discover the food here and will be sure to save all my recipes to share with you later!

If you try this recipe leave me a little comment below and let me know how you like it!

<3 Brittany

  1. A very good Nepalese friend of mine taught me this recipe years ago and it is absolutely amazing!
    I have often eaten a whole bowl by myself.
    I make it with cashews as a substitute for those with peanut allergies and it still tastes great!
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. Hi Raul, thanks for sharing your experiences and for stopping by! I will actually make an update to the recipe saying it works just as good for those will peanut allergies, what a great idea! I will also have to try it out myself. 🙂

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