Introduction: How to Prepare Raw Peanuts With Shells

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Peanuts are grown in large areas in our home town. We get fresh peanuts with shells during harvesting. These peanuts are very tender and are prepared in a different way to be used as an evening snack

In this instructable we will see how to prepare the raw peanuts with shells

Step 1: Rinse and Boil

  • Rinse the peanuts in water 2 to 3 times as they may contain soil which will affect the taste
  • Place them in a larger pot and add enough water
  • Add handful of salt and start boiling

Step 2: Drain Out Water

  • Check the peanuts during boiling as under-boiled ones will be raw and over-boiled ones will become very tender and pasty
  • When the peanuts are properly done remove from stove and drain out water

Step 3: Remove Shells

  • Once the peanuts are cooled. remove shells and keep the peanuts in another bowl.
  • You can discard the shells with garbage. They take very long to decompose and can not be used in compost bins

Step 4: Season and Serve

You can eat the boiled Peanuts as they are, but seasoning will add some additional taste

  • Take a teaspoon of oil in a frying pan and keep over medium flame
  • When the oil is heated, break one or two dried Red Chillies and add to oil
  • Add a handful curry leaves and then add the boiled Peanuts to pan
  • Spread little salt if required
  • Once the moisture is reduced from the boiled peanuts, remove pan from stove

Seasoning will add some spiciness to the peanuts. Serve as an evening snack with coffee or tea.

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