In Season: Spiced Boiled Groundnuts

These don’t need no introduction or explanation.

Take fresh groundnuts, in season – add sugar and spice (fresh ginger, cardamom, 5-spice) and boil away.

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I promise, you’ll want to bathe, sleep and wrap yourself in the fragrance of the liquid and the taste.

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We enjoyed this on a Saturday night, with tall glasses of Coca-cola and Shandy, sucking the liquid that filled the shells and basking in the delightful mouth warmth.

A must-make this season.

Spiced Boiled Groundnuts
Boiled groundnuts gone spiced.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
45 min
110 calories
28 g
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0 g
0 g
0 g
311 g
14165 g
27 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
311g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110
Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 14165mg
590%
Total Carbohydrates 28g
9%
Dietary Fiber 0g
2%
Sugars 27g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
7%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
4%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 kilo fresh raw (green) groundnuts
  2. 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  3. 2 tablespoon (kosher) salt
  4. 1 teaspoon five spice powder
  5. 4 - 6 crushed green cardamom pods
  6. 1 piece fresh ginger, crushed
  7. 2 - 3 dried red chilies
  8. Enough water to cover groundnuts by a couple of inches
Instructions
  1. Rinse groundnuts a few times till water runs clear
  2. Combine all the ingredients in pot. Cover and bring to a boil
  3. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 30 - 45 minutes
  4. Turn off the heat and allow groundnuts sit in the mixture overnight
  5. Then jar in mixture or serve. With some Coca-cola or a Shandy 🙂
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calories
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fat
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protein
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carbs
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Adapted from http://norecipes.com/boiled-peanut-recipe/
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5 Comments

  1. Once in a while I like to do this but I use coriander, cayenne, black pepper, some salt and sometimes a bit of ginger. I use my slow-cooker and cook it over night.

    I should try the brown-sugar

  2. This is messing with my head…groundnuts should only be boiled with salt abi…now the thought that I can add all these things…hmmm…

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