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Back after a Break – Simple Steamed Jumbo Peanuts & Memories!!!!

Hot Steamed Jumbo Peanuts!

It has been a very busy break for me, having another baby after 6 years!!! I have almost forgotten the simple and joyous , yet difficult times of having a newborn in the home!  Sleep times and wakeup calls are completly regulated by her and so are the schedules of the rest of the day. Yet, when I see her face, calm in her sleep, a smile now and then,  I realise its worth every pain I have gone through…a million times over!!!!

Last night I was browsing the aggregator, and found Srivalli`s posting for MLLA – 18. And I realised that I had the perfect yet simple post for for her event!!! Steamed Jumbo Peanuts….Memories of this goes as back as when we were little toddlers and Madurai amma used to steam them in the cooker for us to have when we get home in the evenings. It would always be a pleasure to sit with my siblings, chat up about the happenngs of the day and catch up with each other.Summer vacations are never complete without all the cousins, sharing a plate of steamed peanuts!!!


Raw Jumbo Peanuts.




  • Wash the raw peanuts well and pop them in to the pressure cooker with just enough water to cover them.
  • Add salt to the peanuts and give it a good stir.
  • Switch on the gas and when there is enough steam, put the weight.
  • In India, the raw peanuts  have a thin skin, so all it needs is just one whistle.
  • Here, the peanuts have a thick skin and so I allow three whistles.
  • Switch off and when ready, open the cooker and have juicy salted soft steamed peanuts.
  • Healthy snack for kids when they are  back from school and a great idea for picnics and weekend drives.

Sending loads of steamed peanuts to MLLA – 18`th helping event at Srivalli`s Cooking4AllSeasons, brainchild of Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook.

13 thoughts on “Back after a Break – Simple Steamed Jumbo Peanuts & Memories!!!!

  1. Congrats on ur baby and nice , simple entry for the event..I like the boiled ones than the roasted peanuts.. Yummy , take care 🙂

  2. Glad you are back. Regarding the vadai photo, I do not own and SLR. It was taken just using a normal digital camera. i used a black cloth for the background.I also used picasa to do a little editing. Let me know if you have any other queries.

  3. Congrats !! I totally got your point about having a baby after 6 years, since I had my second one after almost 7 years 😀
    Love the steamed peanuts, simple and yummy snack..:-) used to make this in the hostel (certainly hiding from authorities !) in our friends water heater ….lol
    BTW you have a beautiful space here 🙂

  4. I am going through the same thing with baby no. 2 and can totally relate. It’s tiring but their smile & face makes it totally worth it.

    I remember many a evening spent sitting together as a family around a bowl of these while we all shelled & ate these while catching up on things… a bonding snack for sure.

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