Spicy Boiled Peanuts

19 Oct

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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

Ingredients:

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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