Living in Consciousness ~ Indi(r)a’s Food and Garden Weblog

Boiled Peanuts

Freshly harvested raw peanuts, boiled in salted water - we grew up eating them and we both love them. They are one of the popular street foods in India. But they are hard to find here in US, particularly in the northeastern states. Imagine my surprise when I saw them at Subji Mandi, NJ during our recent trip.

Raw Peanuts

We bought 5 pounds, we couldn’t wait, ate half of them raw on our return trip. We cooked the remaining half in salted water. They are wonderfully tasty and we couldn’t get enough of them. We should have bought lot more. Perhaps next time, whenever that’s going to be.

For more weekend herb/food ingredient blogging, checkout Kalyn’s Kitchen.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Peanuts, Amma & Authentic Andhra, Indian Ingredients (Sunday October 16, 2005 at 6:12 pm- permalink)

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6 comments for Boiled Peanuts »

  1. Maybe we can start something with our weekend herb/plant/ingredient blogging. It’s kind of fun to write about ingredients for a change. By the way, your photos of the deep-fried veggies are amazing. I am trying to send people to see them with a link back from my herb blogging photo.

    Comment by Kalyn — October 16, 2005 @ 7:57 pm

  2. I will definitely blog about food ingredients every weekend along with you, Kalyn.
    and Thanks for the link.

    Comment by Indira — October 16, 2005 @ 8:22 pm

  3. Hi Indira:

    I love peanuts boiled in salt water. It was favorite snack that my mom made. I made them one time using peanuts I bought from Dillons and they didn’t taste good at all. I should probably look for them in an Indian store somewhere.

    Funny story: - I had found your blog by accident a couple of months ago and really enjoyed reading it. But then silly me, didn’t remember the URL. Since that time, I have been trying to find it, I remembered that you were going to India and you said something about Kanceepuram sarees, I searched using those keywords with no luck. Just a little while ago, I was doing dishes and I was cleaning a “kadai” and remembered the blog entry you had written about finding one for 25 cents and BOOM I got on my computer, put in “kadai 25 cents flea market” in google and yours is the first Website that came up :) .

    Thought I’d share this :P .


    Comment by Samatha — October 16, 2005 @ 9:07 pm

  4. Do your boiled peanuts go hard once they’ve cooled, or is it just a problem I face? :) If yours dont, PLEASE tell me the secret of keeping boiled peanuts soft, Indira!

    Comment by Shammi — October 17, 2005 @ 5:12 am

  5. I just love boiled peanuts, not just in the shell. You can try this with shelled peanuts, with a dollop of salt, in a pressure cooker, without the weight. 10 minutes and its done.
    Sooo good!

    Comment by deccanheffalump — October 18, 2005 @ 2:30 pm

  6. Oh my goodness, I havent had boiled peanuts in such a long time! Always reminds me of my grandmother, who’d make them all the time in India.

    Comment by tanvi — October 19, 2005 @ 2:51 am

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