My native place Bharuch, Gujarat is famous for roasted salted peanuts. In Gujarati, we call it Khari Sing. For decades, the best quality peanuts are brought from the Saurashtra region and are just roasted in Bharuch, maintaining its quality and unique taste. The proper balance of salt, never less or more. This lockdown, when roasted peanuts centers stayed closed, my mom tried to make at home to curb everyone’s craving. And it turned out well, exactly like available in the market. Just make sure you use raw peanuts of good quality.
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
1 cup peanuts
3 cup water
1 and 1/2 tbsp salt
5-6 tbsp salt for roasting
Take 3/4th water in the vessel and put it on the flame.
Add 1 tbsp salt and bring the water to boil.
Once the water starts bubbling, add peanuts into it, and let it cook for 2-3 minutes with intermittent stirring.
Put off the flame, cover the lid, and let it rest for more 2-3 minutes.
Strain the water, add 1/2 tbsp of salt or as per your taste and mix it well.
Take 4-5 tbsp of salt in a skillet. Stir the salt and let it heat.
Once the salt takes up the heat, transfer the above boiled and salted peanuts into it.
With continuous stirring, roast the peanuts in the heating salt for around 10 minutes.
Note: At first, excess salt may stick to peanuts, but do not panic. On gradual roasting, the salt will shed off its skin.
For checking if it is done, take out 2-3 peanuts and let it cool completely. See if its skin is coming out with ease and is crunchy on a bite or not.
Pass through the sieve to get rid of salt and let it rest for a while.
Transfer into a bowl and enjoy hot, fresh market style salted peanuts/Khari Sing.