Boiled Masala Peanuts

Thursday, December 10, 2015

'Kadlekai Parishe' is the annual Groundnut Fair that happens at the famous Bull Temple in Bangalore. There are heaps & heaps of Groundnuts everywhere. Apart from Groundnuts, you also get to buy a few knick knacks & other munchies. You can read a bit more about what Kadlekai Parishe is all about Here. 

Parishe reminds me of old Bangalore. And, we made a visit this time too & bought loads of Kadlekai - Groundnuts.


We mostly end up eating these shelled peanuts as is but this time, We made a batch of Boiled Masala Peanuts , just like the ones you get from the street vendor. The weather is nice & cozy & this was what we needed with a cup of Chai. Its very basic with just boiled peanuts & onions with a dash of chilli powder & lime, nevertheless very tasty

They make a great post school snack for kids & is a great substitute for cookies or a pack of chips. Groundnuts are quite rich in proteins, so if you are watching your diet, this is a good mid day snack 

Boiled Masala Peanuts

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup Peanuts
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1/2 tsp or even less Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Freshly squeezed Lime Juice
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped Fresh Coriander

How To:

If using fresh peanuts, shell them & soak in water for about 15 minutes. Add 2 cups of water & a tsp of salt. Pressure cook for 1 whistle . Drain & set aside.

Meanwhile, finely chop the onions.

In a wide bowl, Add in the peanuts, chopped onion, salt, Red chilli powder & lime juice. Give it a good mix. Add chopped coriander & toss well.


Use only Raw Peanuts to make this. Do Not use the roasted ones. You can also use store bought pre shelled peanuts 

You can also add a bit of finely chopped tomatoes if you wish to.

This tastes good when the Peanuts are still warm. But, you can have them cold too. 

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