Boiled Groundnuts

Groundnuts are actually not real nuts but legumes, but who cares? They’re delicious when boiled with salt and garlic. Here’s how I do it.

First, some crushed garlic. How much you use really depends on your taste. For one packet of raw groundnuts bought from the supermarket, I would use this much garlic.

Raw groundnuts contain a lot of air. Hence they float in water. After adding salt, bring to a boil and keep tossing the groundnuts so that every pod gets soaked and cooked.

Simmer for 3 hours. You’re going to love the aroma. The groundnuts should look something like this. You can try one and see whether you wish to cook it any further. Some people like it really soft. It may take all day to get there. Whatever it is, it’s better than those sold at your pasar malam.

Do try this at home.