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Monday, October 25, 2010

BOILED PEANUTS / AVICHA VERKADALAI

Who would not love to snack on this? Its hard to stop eating them. An awesome snack, especially on rainy days with a hot cup of tea.

INGREDIENTS:

Raw peanuts - 1/4 kg.
OR groundnuts with shells - 1/2 kg.
Salt - as per taste

NOTE: Generally a fistful of rock salt for 1 kg. is wise. In this case, it is 1/4th of a fistful. Some like it salty and some like it with less salt. Calculate according to your requirements. 1/4 kg. of peanuts will cater two persons.

Soak the peanuts(either raw or with shell) in water for 1 1/2 hours. Pressure cook for 3 whistles alongwith salt and the soaked water. Let them sit in the salt water even after it is cooked. Drain the desired amount of peanuts from the salt water and eat it one by one, with hot tea. It will become more tastier when staying in salt water.

31 comments :

  1. I just love it on any day :) I'm craving for it after seeing this post :) Remember the days when I used to get this during my beach visits :) never used to bother about hygiene. Just love it totally :) And my choice is salty :)

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  2. Ayoo yennaku ippove intha avicha verkadalai venume, missing it lot..

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  3. எனக்கு ரொம்ப பிடிச்ச விஷயமாச்சே.ஆனால் தோலை உரிக்கிறது தான் தொல்லை தரும் சமாசாரம்

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  4. wow..lovely peanuts mam... love the picture..

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  5. Hi akka,

    The peanuts are looking so tempting...We used to sit together on the balcony and have this in the hostel..sweet memories...also used to make this while going to kanyakumari beach!!:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  6. I prefer boiled ones than the roasted ones...this one looks so tempting

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  7. Lovely boiled peanuts. Packed with energy and this is the fav of Mahatma.

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  8. hmmmmmmmmm1 my hot favourite.I always keep a packet of ground nuts and boil with salt and have it once in a while,

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  9. It really a nice snack n healthy ...

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  10. my fav shathij, whenever i get this one i never miss to buy.

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  11. nice n healthy snack! I love to cook it with the shell! ஒரொரு கடலையா உடைச்சு சாப்பிடும்போது, அதுல அந்த உப்புத்தண்ணியும் அதுவுமா..ஆஹா!! பழைய ஞாபகங்களை நல்லாவே கிளப்பிவிடறீங்க போங்க!! :) :)

    இங்கே கடலை கிடைக்குது,ஆனா நம்ம ஊர் டேஸ்ட் வரதில்ல.

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  12. Love this..nice and healthy snack.

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  13. looks very delicious n yummy...

    do visit mine..whenever time permits..

    Tasty Appetite

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  14. our family's all time fav, looks beautiful

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  15. wonderful dish, I love it. I really like peanuts!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  16. Healthy and nutritious...yummmy

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  17. My hubby love this peanuts...good snack in evening...

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  18. Now, I miss this snack! Enjoyed this a lot at home.

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  19. would love to have this snack..very healthy too !!

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  20. My dad is big fan of this, I too long for this now ...

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  21. Maami - 1/4 kg is definitely not enough for me - love this anytime. My mom and I make it with only salt like you mention. But in my inlaws house - my mil makes it with a little bit of vellam (jaggery) added to the water. That tastes great too and it helps with the pittham of the peanuts too. Now I mix up both ways!

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