Here’s How To Make Salted Peanuts At Home


According to an article by BBC News, researchers from the University of Florida found that peanuts have high levels of antioxidants, protein, and monounsaturated fats. Combined,  eating peanuts could keep your heart healthy, your blood clean, and you fit!

But, eating plain peanuts could feel very bland. To add a little  bit of taste, you could try a salted peanuts recipe that will combine the goodness of peanuts along with some amount of your daily sodium intake. But, beware of adding too much salt as this can be unhealthy for your body in the long run.

You might be wondering how to make salted peanuts at home. In fact, you may think there is only one salted peanuts recipe that you are limited to. But, depending on the method you want to use for preparation and the health goals you set for yourself, there are a number of ways for how to make salted peanuts at home. We have listed how to make them using an oven, how to make them street vendor style with no oil, and how to make them normally!

How To Make Salted Peanuts At Home In An Oven

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First up, let us look at a recipe that tells you how to make salted peanuts at home using an oven. By baking instead of frying, you are certainly making this snack just a little bit healthier! We’ve listed out the method step-wise, so you can follow the recipe with ease-

  • In a sufficiently large container, soak shelled peanuts along with salt overnight
  • In the morning, drain the water and toss the peanuts in two tablespoons of oil and some salt
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Spread the peanuts out evenly on a baking sheet and allow them to roast for 45 minutes to an hour
  • If you choose to use un-soaked peanuts, you can reduce the baking time by about fifteen minutes
  • Take the peanuts out of the oven and try a few to see if they are crispy enough. If not, you can put them back in for another 10 minutes
  • Remove the excess salt, store in an airtight container, and enjoy at your leisure!

How To Make Salted Peanuts At Home Street Vendor Style With No Oil

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If you’ve grown up eating peanuts from street vendors, this recipe is sure to fill you with nostalgia.

  • Add plain salt and black salt to a kadhai and keep on low flame for about a minute
  • Add the shelled peanuts to this, and allow it to cook on low flame for around ten  minutes. Keep stirring to ensure that the peanuts don’t stick to the side of the kadhai
  • Once you find them to be crispy and roasted enough, take them out and allow them to cool before consuming
  • Don’t forget to remove the excess salt to keep your sodium levels under control!
  • For the true street vendor experience, you can also roll up cones using newspaper and pack your salted peanuts in them
  • This is sure to be a hit at home, especially with younger kids!

How To Make Salted Peanuts At Home

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In this last recipe, we will see how to make salted peanuts at home in the usual way. This will require a little bit of oil, a non-stick tawa or kadhai and your required amount of peanuts. You can add as much salt as you like, according to taste.

  • Soak your peanuts for about a minute. Drain the water completely
  • In the vessel of your choosing, add a cup of table salt with some oil and heat it on a low flame
  • Add the soaked peanuts to this after a minute, and allow them to roast on a medium flame
  • The water from the peanuts will evaporate in time, and the oil will prevent the peanuts from sticking to the pan
  • Once you feel they are crispy enough, remove the peanuts using a spatula in such a manner that the salt remains behind
  • You can remove the skin of your roasted peanuts by rubbing them between your palms or eat them with the skins!

As we have seen in this article, there is no one way for how to make salted peanuts at home. You can experiment with different salted peanuts recipes  and find the one that works for you best! Enjoy your homemade salted peanuts while you work or with your evening chai.

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