Peanut Pedas (Groundnut Pedas)

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Total Time:
60-90 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Microwave Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - peanuts
  • 1 cup - melted and sieved thick jaggery
  • 1/4 tsp - dried ginger powder (chukku podi)
  • 2 tsp - oil or ghee

How to Make Peanut Pedas (Groundnut Pedas)

  • For the peanuts: Heat an iron kadhai or pan. Dry-roast the peanuts on medium to low heat until crisp (15-18 minutes).
  • Keep aside to cool for 20 minutes and gently remove the skin of the peanuts and make a fine powder in a mixer.
  • Arrange the peanuts in a microwave-safe flat dish and microwave at high (750 W) for 2.5 minutes.
  • Keep aside to cool.
  • Grease a steel plate with 1 tsp of oil/ghee and keep it ready.
  • For the jaggery syrup: Pour the melted and sieved jaggery and 1 tbsp of water in a thick bottomed non-stick pan. Boil on a low heat for 10-12 minutes, stirring continuously, until the mixture thickens and leaves the sides of the pan.
  • To test if the syrup is ready, drop a tsp of the hot jaggery syrup in cold water. If it forms a jaggery ball, the syrup is ready.
  • Mix the peanut powder and ginger powder with the jaggery.
  • Spread the mixture on the greased steel plate.
  • Apply 1 tsp of oil on both the palms and make small pedas or balls of the mixture while it's medium hot.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World