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peanut street eats at Bengaluru

Boiled whole peanut pods

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine Autumn, diabetic friendly, gluten free, Indian, Karnataka, One pot, Pressure cooker, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter


  • 1 kg fresh peanuts whole pods
  • 3 tbsp Sea salt
  • drinking water


  • Purchase raw green peanut pods
  • Wash and clean the peanut as they may have some mud/ dirt on the whole pods.
  • Add salt to the pods and toss them around
  • Add necessary water to the pressure cooker and bring it to a gentle bubble
  • Add the peanuts to the pot.
  • On medium heat allow the steamer to cook the peanuts for about half an hour
  • Drain and serve the peanut hot with a bowl on the side for the pods.
  • Keep ready the quick toss-up salad as described in the post if you like it a bit more dressed up.


You can do the recipe in the instant pot as well, follow the same procedure, but bring it up for steam for 40 and allow natural pressure release.
If you desire a softer peanut increase the timing to 5-6 whistles, in the Indian pressure cooker or up to 70 minutes in instant pot.
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