Boiled peanuts are popular in places where peanuts are common. Fully mature peanuts do not make good quality boiled peanuts rather the raw or green ones are used. Boiling the peanuts are very easy at home. You can cook raw peanuts in different ways like stockpot method or in pressure cooker or crock pot. I prefer pressure cooker method which makes my work easier. Cooking time vary greatly depending on how fresh the peanuts are. The fresher the peanuts, less time it takes to cook. You can make so many Indian recipes with peanuts like burfi, laddu, rice and chat. But I love to eat the fresh boiled peanuts for evening snack as it has no extra calories in it like no oil or sugar. Try this recipe at home and enjoy !!!!!!
3 cups of Raw, Fresh Peanuts
5 cups of Water
3.5 tsp of Salt
- Wash and rinse the raw peanuts several times in water to remove the dirt and debris.
- Soak the washed raw peanuts in a big bowl of water for 2 hrs or overnight. Again, wash it in cold water.
- After that, add the soaked, washed peanuts to a pressure cooker.
- Add salt and enough water to a pressure cooker containing peanuts.
- Now close the lid of pressure cooker, turn on the flame and wait for 2 whistles and then simmer it for 45 mins. Turn off the flame and let the pressure release on its own.
- Pour the cooked peanuts to a colander and drain the water. Cool for few mins.
- Break open the fresh peanuts and enjoy the tasty boiled peanuts.
- You can cook the peanuts either in pressure cooker or stockpot or crock pot.
- Adjust the amount of salt according to your taste.
- You can store boiled peanuts in refrigerator for 2-3 days. Store it in a airtight container and enjoy cold peanuts.
Health Benefits of Peanuts
- Rich in energy.
- Good source of monounsaturated fat, niacin, folate, vitamin E and anti-oxidants.
- Prevent gall stones and good for heart.
- Good source of resveratrol which reduces the risk of stroke.