Saturday, November 22, 2008

STEAMED PEANUT SHELLS

There are exactly 2 things i like about the winter in US.One is watching a snow fall from our patio door and the other is the weekly football matches.We simply love to watch the football matches with a bowl full of steamed peanut shells to munch on.They are so soft ,delicious and healthy as well.I feel a lot more happier and guiltless eating a steamed peanut shell than if we were to eat potato chips or popcorn.


INGREDIENTS

Shelled peanuts - 5-6 cups,raw

salt

water


METHOD

Put the peanuts in a vessel that will fit in a pressure cooker or u can directly put in the pressure cooker vessel itself.Add water ,just enough to cover the peanuts.Add generous amount of salt,give a stir and let it cook on medium heat for 3 whistles.Remove from heat and let it rest till the pressure completely goes.Drain off the water and serve immediately.

NOTE:-One can also make peanut upkari using the steamed peanuts by adding a tadka of mustard seeds,cumin seeds,curryleaves and red chillies.Remove the peanuts from the shell and add it into the tadka pan.Stir and chk salt.Serve it with rice and dal.


Check what my marathon buddies have cooked up in their kitchen today!!!
1) DK 2) Srivalli 3) PJ 4) Curry Leaf 5) Medha 6) Priya 7) Bhawna 8) Raaji 9) Ruchii 10)Anu 11) Kamala 12) Roopa13) Divya Kudua 14) Rekha 15) Divya M 16) Lakshmi 17) Raaga 18)Lakshmi Venkatesh 19) Sripriya 20) Viji 21) Pavani 22) Kamalika 23) Karuna 24) Roochi

14 comments:

Divya Kudua said...

No one can eat just one..;-)..thats the mantra for shelled peanuts..as you said,we can just keep munching it without any guilt...upkari is a great idea..;-)

Cham said...

Whenever I find in farmer market, i end up buying this fresh peanuts and finnish without sharing to anyone! Good one!

Suma Rajesh said...

v used to make thesein manglore when my inlaws visit..they too like it...and mu fatherinlaw helps me take out the nuts from shells urs looks yumm.

Uma said...

lovely peanuts! A perfect snack for a rainy day!

Roopa said...

I had it the first time from your place and it was too good:) Nice pics Ranji :)

Madhu said...

Its been a while since I ate those, reminds me of home. I need to get them next time.
Looks awesome, nothing better then eating this and watching tv on weekends.

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely,perfect snack

Sunshinemom said...

I love this!! Makes a great snack for winter evenings:)

Uj said...

I love Peanut with shells. I like both the steamed as well as roasted varieties :) They taste great and ofcourse healthier too :)

Priya said...

Steamed peanuts, just love this..great snack for everyone..

Medhaa said...

sounds great, sure better than chips

lakshmi said...

i love steamed peanuts sooooooooooooooooooooo much!!! i can consume a kilo i tell you :)

Roochi said...

i am seeing tadka for fresh boiled peanuts. looks great

Dev said...

Where do you get fresh peanuts in shell? I bought a bag of them from costco and they did not cook at all.