|Salted oven roasted peanuts: Nescafe bottle for hubby's snack time in office and another container for us at home:)|
|Baking / oven roasting the peanut.|
Peanut - 2 cups (coffee mug full)
salt - 1/2 tsp
water - 1 tbsp
Choose good quality peanuts. Oily ones are bigger in size and the tasty ones are comparatively smaller in size. I use medium size or small peanuts. (Oily peanuts are good for making boiled peanuts for salads by pressure cooking . In that method we can discard the oil by removing the cooked water).
Preheat oven to 350 deg F for 5 minutes. Put the peanut in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle the water and salt and mix well with hand. Spread it over a baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes.
Check by crushing one peanut with hand. The skin should come off immediately .The peanut may seem uncooked a little, but it will continue cooking in room temperature also. In this stage switch off and let the peanut remain in tray till it gets cool. I open the oven and let the tray inside oven for 5 more minutes.
If needed, remove the skin of groundnut by rubbing it with hand gently and blowing the chaff off. Store in airtight containers.
Serve as snack.
Used in making coconut chutney.
If dry roasting the peanut in stove top....then follow the same method and dry roast it in a wide wok , till the chaff comes off easily.