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Homemade Peanut Butter

Ingredients for making Peanut Butter at Home :

  1. 1 cup Peanuts
  2. 1 tsp Honey or sugar
  3. 1/4 tsp Salt
  4. 3 tsp Peanut Oil

Method for making Peanut Butter at Home:

  1. Pour All Ingredients in the blender and blend it smooth.
  2. Store in an airtight bottle.

Note:

  1. Use for 2 months.
  2. You can also make other nut spread in a similar manner.
  3. Peanut Butter can also be called by some people as Peanut Spread, pindakaas (peanut cheese).

When i was young, i used to think that Peanut Butter may be some advanced formula. I have never imagined that Peanut Butter could be so easy to make and all the ingredients will be so readily available and cheap.

You can use it as a spread on your favorite biscuits or bread……..its yummy.

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Peanut Candy

Ingredients:

  1. 2 Cups sugar
  2. 1/4 cup water
  3. 1/2 to 1  cup Peanut (Roasted)

Method

  1. Pour the sugar and water in a pot and boil it till lumpy.
  2. Grease a tray with oil/ghee or butter.
  3. Pour the mixture on a tray and sprinkle it with peanuts.
  4. Cut in squares and serve.
  5. Store in an airtight container.

Note

  1. This is also called sugar candy.
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Peanut Chutney

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup Peanuts (roasted)
  2. 1 cm cubed Tamarind
  3. 1 tsp chilly powder
  4. 1/4 tsp roasted jeera
  5. salt to taste
  6. pinch of black pepper powder
  7. 1 cup water

Method:

  1. Squeeze out the tamarind juice in 2 tbsp water thoroughly and take out any solid particles from this tamarind juice.
  2. Pour all these mixture in a mixer and blend till smooth.
  3. Take out the chutney from the mixer in a small dish and serve with idli, dosa or other food.
  4. Peanut is a;so known as mungh phali, or fali, Palli in Telugu, verkadala inTamil, cacahuate in Spanish
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    Baking peanuts in Oven

    Ingredients:

    1. Peanuts
    2. Salt (Optional)

    Method:

    1. Take out the peanut seeds from the shell (some supermarkets sell peanut seeds, you can use that).
    2. Pour one layer of seeds on a baking tray and put the tray in the oven.
    3. Bake these seeds at 150 degress celcious for 15 minutes.
    4. Take the tray of seeds out of the oven and let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
    5. With a light hand squeeze the seeds to take out the thin layer of skin on top.
    6. Blow out these skin and serve.
    7. Store this in an airtight container.
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    Fried Peanuts

    Ingredients:

    1. 500 grams Fresh Peanut Seeds
    2. Salt
    3. Pinch of Red Chilly Powder
    4. Pinch of Garlic Paste
    5. Oil/Butter to fry

    Method:

    1. Heat oil in a frypan.
    2. Pour the peanut seeds in the hot oil and fry it till crisp.
    3. Add salt, chilly powder and garlic paste and  mix well.
    4. Serve with tea or any other drinks.

    Note:

    1. Drain out all oil from the peanuts.
    2. Store the leftover peanuts in an airtight container.
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    Peanuts (Roasted)

    Ingredients:

    1. 1/2 cup Peeled Fresh Peanuts
    2. Pinch of Salt
    3. 1 tbsp water

    Method:

    1. Pour the Fresh peeled Peanuts in a frypan and switch on the stove with low flame.
    2. Mix the salt in water and dissolve it. Pour the salt water into the frypan.
    3. Keep stirring the peanuts for about 15 to 20 minutes till crunchy.
    4. Serve the peanuts with tea.

    Notes:

    1. If flame is high, the peanuts will get burnt and some parts wont be cooked.
    2. It is best to be served the same day but can be kept for many days if stored in an airtight container.
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    Peanut Chutney

    Ingredients:

    1. Roasted Peanuts (only the nuts not the shell)
    2. Salt (to taste)
    3. Coriander leaves
    4. Chillies
    5. Garlic 2 cloves

    Method:

    1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend it till smooth.
    2. Put it in a dish and store in a fridge.
    3. Serve this with other food.
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