Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Baked salted peanut

Baking the peanuts , instead of dry roasting in stove top is a very easy way to make large batches.  I make this often and so thought of writing it down.
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 - 15  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.

Serving suggestion:
Serve as  snack.
Used in making coconut chutney.
Groundnut with jaggery, a very tasty snack box:)

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.


Shama Nagarajan said...

love it....

Sony P said...

Easy and yummy peanuts..... Have it anytime!!

Vikis Kitchen said...

Shama, Jayanthy, Sony: Thank you !

Farin Ahmed said...

Baked Peanuts looks yummm dear...Love it...

Priya Suresh said...

Would love to munch some, love that you baked them.

புவனேஸ்வரி ராமநாதன் said...

வித்தியாசமான மற்றும் குழந்தைகள் முதல் பெரியவர் வரை விரும்பி உண்ணும் திண்பண்டத்தினைப் பகிர்ந்து கொண்டுள்ளீர்கள். மிக்க நன்றி.
வாழ்த்துக்கள் விக்கி.

Gayathri Sathyanarayanan said...

Healthy and yummy snack.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Farin, Priya, Bhuvana,Gayathri: Thank you all !