• 400g shelled peanuts (dried)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 ltrs water
Nzungu (peanuts) is a favorite pastime snack for many Zimbabweans. I am told that Nzungu was actually introduced to Zimbabwe by the Portuguese through Mozambique in the early days of the Portuguese settlers. All that history am sure is recorded somewhere. Today many households use peanuts as a snack (apart from making peanut butter) often replacing a solid meal such as lunch because of it’s filling capabilities. Eat boiled peanuts accompanied by a glass of water and you forget about eating anything else for hours on end. Let’s see if we can achieve that today…

Quick Instructions

  1. Get your main ingredient ready – 400 g shelled peanuts. Run them quickly through some water to remove dust and other particles. Put your peanuts in a medium size pot and add your first 1 ltr of water. Add 1 tsp salt and partially cover your pot and bring to the boil. Add another 1 ltr of water when your initial water is finished.
  2. After an average of 1 1/2 hrs (90min) your peanuts should be boiled and tender to enjoy. If not continue boiling until desired tenderness is achieved.
  3. You may serve your snack and go work or play!

 


Pictorial Detailed Instructions

How to prepare boiled peanuts

Get your main ingredient ready – 400 g shelled peanuts (a). Run them quickly through some water to remove dust and other particles (b). Put your peanuts in a medium size pot and add your first 1 ltr of water (c). Add 1 tsp salt (c) and partially cover your pot and bring to the boil (d). Add another 1 ltr of water when your initial water is finished.

 

Boiled shelled peanuts

Boiled shelled peanuts



That’s really all there is to boiled peanuts (nzungu). Make sure you monitor your pot so that you avoid burning the peanuts. This can easily happen and has happened to me before. Get more recipes from Rumbie by signing-up for her mailing list HERE which she uses to communicate new recipes published on the site. Do you like boiled nzungu? How do you cook yours? Please drop a comment below. Thank you!

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