These Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts are an easy to make Southern snack that’s so addictive. These are salty, vegan, gluten free, low carb and keto too.
About This Recipe
Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts, are an addictive snack that is perfect to munch on whenever the hunger strikes. Green Peanuts are boiled in salty spicy water, to get perfect boiled peanuts.
Once they are boiled, the cover is removed and soft Peanuts are enjoyed hot. You can have it hot or they even taste great at room temperature.
They are not only tasty, these Boiled Peanuts are very nutritious too. As said Peanuts are poor man’s Almonds, they are high in Protein too.
Once they are boiled, they have a salty spicy flavour due to the addition of salt and red chilli flakes. If we talk about the texture, it resembles boiled chickpeas.
Making it an Instant Pot gives you a fuss free snack within minutes. Just add in the ingredients in the pot and within 30 minutes your snack is ready. You don’t even have to check on them again and again, as they are cooked in Instant Pot.
If you do not have Instant Pot, don’t worry, you can make these Boiled Peanuts in pressure cooker too.
So next time you see Green Peanuts in the market, do not forget to buy it and make these yummy boiled delights.
These peanuts are,
- High in Protein
- Fuss Free
Green Peanuts – Green Peanuts are different from raw peanuts, so make sure you opt for the correct ones. You will easily find them in your nearby local market.
Salt – Salt is added in the water to give these boiled peanuts a nice salty flavour.
Red Chilli Flakes – This is optional, but I like to add them as they add a slight hint of spicy flavour to the boiled peanuts.
Step By Step Recipe
Wash the peanuts well to remove any dirt. Add them in the instant pot.
Add salt, chilli flakes and water. Mix everything well.
Close the lid of the instant pot. Press PRESSURE COOK and set the timer to 30 minutes. Once the timer goes off, let the pressure release automatically for 10 minutes. Release the remaining pressure manually.
Open the lid and drain the water. Serve immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Green Peanuts doesn’t mean they are green in colour. It means that they are freshly harvested and has more water content and moisture. Green Peanuts, therefore must be refrigerated to keep them fresh.
On the other hand, Raw Peanuts are air dried to lower down the water content and moisture. Therefore, they can be easily stored in containers for a longer time.
I like to eat it just out of the pot, hot! But be careful, because they are steaming hot, when you remove the shell. It tastes even great at room temperature or even cold.
You can have Peanuts as it is or can spice them up with various herbs and seasonings.
I also like to make a Chaat with the room temperature Peanuts by adding finely chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies, salt, red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder, lemon juice and chaat masala powder. Mix it, garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and enjoy.
Yes, but soak them overnight or for minimum of 5 to 6 hours before boiling them in salty water.
Cajun Spiced – Add in Cajun seasoning, salt, crushed red pepper and garlic powder in the water while boiling.
Chilli Pepper – Add in a hot sauce, kosher salt and habanero peppers in the water along with Peanuts and then boil the same.
Garlic & Onion – Add butter and when it melts adds in onions and garlic. Cook them till the onions becomes soft. Now add in peanuts, salt and boil.
Boiled Green Peanuts stays good at room temperature for about 24 hours. After that, store them in an air tight container or ziplock bag and refrigerate for about 7 days.
Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts Recipe
- Instant Pot/ Electric Pressure Cooker
- 500 gram Peanuts
- ¼ cup Salt
- 1 tbsp Red Chilli Flakes
- 6 cups Water
- Wash the peanuts well to remove any dirt.
- Add them in the instant pot.
- Add salt, chilli flakes and water.
- Add the seasoning of your choice and mix everything well.
- Close the lid of the instant pot.
- Press PRESSURE COOK and set the timer to 30 minutes.
- Once the timer goes off, let the pressure release automatically for 10 minutes.
- Release the remaining pressure manually.
- Open the lid and drain the water.
- Serve immediately.