I love groundnuts. Many Zimbabweans love ground nuts/peanuts be it for a snack or something more serious. I love the fact that these are filling and there is also great health benefit to eating peanuts (nzungu) in general. This is one of my favorite approaches to preparing peanuts. The outcome is this great soft and smooth to the mouth roasted groundnuts. I hope the picture tells the story.

Resources/Equipment You Will Need

  • Heavy base pan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Medium sized bowl

Quick Instructions

  1. Get your dried raw peanuts and soak in a bowl with water for some 5 to 7 minutes. Optionally add some salt to the water if you wish to have a seasoned final product.
  2. After some 5-7minutes of soaking, drain the water out and put the now soaked groundnuts into a heavy base pan (regular kitchen pan should also work), place pan on stove top and turn on the heat.
  3. As the pan gets hot and roasts the nuts, the soaked water in the groundnuts begin to “cook” the peanuts from inside. Stir the nuts in the pan all this time to prevent them from burning. There is moderate browning of the groundnuts which indicates the nuts are getting ready. Feel free to reduce heat if it appears as if the nuts are burning.
  4. Pick a few nuts from the pan for a taste to check if you are happy with the roasting. Typically they should be soft and well cooked yet a little browned on the outside.

 


Pictorial Detailed Instructions

Step-1

Get your dried and raw peanuts ready, which is really your main ingredient.

 

Step-2

Place your groundnuts in a suitable container and fill with water for soaking for some 5 to 7 minutes. Optionally add some salt to the water if you wish to have a seasoned final product. Do not exceed the soaking time for best results.

 

Step-3

Drain the water out and put the now soaked groundnuts into a pan, place pan on stove top and turn on the heat. As the pan gets hot and roasts the nuts, the soaked water in the groundnuts begins to “cook” the peanuts from inside. This is the trick to this recipe. Stir the nuts in the pan all this time to prevent them from burning. There is moderate browning of the groundnuts which indicates the nuts are getting ready. Feel free to reduce heat if it appears as if the nuts are burning until they have fairly browned.

 

Filling snack!

This is it. Nice filling snack which is well steamed inside!

This is a quick and easy recipe to accomplish. The outcome is generally soft to the bite and filling too. Prepare a nice cold glass of water to down this afterwards.  Sign-up for new recipe alerts by email right here.

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