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Boiled peanuts, a delicious Indian snack
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Indian Style Boiled Peanuts

Indian style simple boiled peanuts are super easy to make
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: peanuts
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 861kcal


  • 1 lb raw peanuts in their shells
  • 1/4 cup sea salt


  • Rinse the peanuts several times in cold water
  • Combine the peanuts, salt and 8 cups of water in a pressure cooker.
  • Seal the pressure cooker and turn on the heat on high.
  • When the pressure cooker comes up to pressure, lower the heat to low. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat an let the pressure release naturally (this will take about 20 minutes).
  • If the peanuts have any crunch to them, return them to the pressure cooker and let it come back up to pressure. Cook for 5 more minutes.


Cooking time can vary depending on how old the peanuts are. So if the peanuts aren’t cooked through in the time indicated, don’t worry, just cook them a little longer. If you don’t have a pressure cooker, you can just boil them in a large pot. It will about 2 to 3 hours. My grandma likes her food spicy and drizzles her peanuts with chili oil. Add 1/2 tsp of chili powder to 2 tbsp oil and let sit for a couple of hours. Then drizzle over the peanuts. It adds a delicious spicy kick. In India, it is common to add turmeric to the water before boiling the peanuts. I don’t like to add turmeric though because it will turn your fingers yellow as you eat the peanuts.


Serving: 120g | Calories: 861kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 74g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 9464mg | Potassium: 1124mg | Fiber: 14g | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 6mg