Monday, October 25, 2010

Boiled Peanuts

This boiled Peanuts are very famous & can find anywhere on the roads as a street snack.During the rainy days ,we can often find them any where in South India and it is a traditional snack item food and available in very less in cost of price .We can even find in the trains & buses during our Journey from place to place,whereever the break point comes.Men or Women ,carries the boiled peanuts in their basket and comes for selling to the Passengers.Very nicely they measure the quantity of boiled peanuts with the help of their measuring cups and they shift these nuts in to piece of paper folding it in to a cone shape.I enjoy these peanuts eating when I used to travel anywhere in the trains & buses.So,in U.S,to enjoy the taste of Peanuts,preparing in home and enjoying the taste is the simple way.Friends,hope you all will like to eat.

  • Green (raw) peanuts in the shell-2pounds
  • Salt-1/4 cup or more as needed
  • Water - as required
  • Rinse the peanuts in the cold water and drain several times or until the water and any mud on the shell is clear.
  • Put water,salt,peanuts in  alarge stock pot .Bring to a boil ;reduce heat,cover and simmer until soft but not mushy.
  • Boil for 2 to 3 hours ,until  peanuts reach desired level of softness.(The amount of time it takes to cook the peanuts depends on the  variety & freshness of the seeds.)
  • Check one after 30 minutes ,and then occassionally there after check the taste for saltyness adding a little more if desired.
  • When the peanuts are done,you may let them sit in the water a little longer to soak up more of the salt.(this is the procedure ,we find on the streets ,in a big cart ,Vendor always keeps boiling in the water to make peanuts more salty)
  • Drain well and eat warm,room temperature or cold.
  • You can also boil the Peanuts in thepressure cooker for 3whistles.
  • Peanuts will last in the refrigerator for several days and may be frozen up & to  reheat  just place in boiling water until warm.
  • If no time to cook,choose a choice to go for a Frozen Peanuts which was already boiled from the near by Grocery store. 

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