Spicy Boiled Peanuts

19 Oct

Spicy Boiled Peanuts

Whole raw peanuts are boiled on low flame for few hours along with spices. The spicy boiled peanuts are then strained and served.
Makes: 4 Cups of Spicy Boiled Peanuts


Green Peanuts / Dry Whole Peanuts 4 Cups
Whole Red Chiles 1 – 2
Salt 4 Tbsps

Method of preparation:

In a huge sauce pot, add whole peanuts, red chiles, salt and pour water to cover all the peanuts.
On high flame, bring the water to a bubble and then boil the peanuts on low flame for around 4 – 6 hours.
Make sure there is enough water in the pot all the time to avoid burning the peanuts.
Alternatively, you can pressure cook the peanuts for 4 – 5 whistles and leave it for around 4 hours before straining.
Strain the boiled peanuts and serve immediately.
Notes: Make sure to adjust spice with red chillies.

Suggestions: You can also add red pepper flakes in place of the whole red chiles. Also you can add bay leaf and few whole black peppercorns if desired.
Variations: Check other recipes with peanuts here.
Other Names: Spicy Boiled Peanuts.

2 Responses to “Spicy Boiled Peanuts”

  1. vijaya murthi October 22, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    This is very tasty even with just salt ! Even one whistle in the pressure cooker usually is enough as the peanuts can get too soft. Open only after pressure is gone.

  2. Raji October 25, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    thx for the info. one whistle didnt work for me. i like it best when you boil it or pressure cook for 4 – 5 whistles and leave it in cooked water for couple more hours.

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