October 5, 2012

Roasting Groundnuts using oven

        Groundnut chutney is the most favorite for my husband for idli/dosa. i still remember, when i had conversations before marriage with my MIL, she keeps telling me about his liking for this. i use to feel tough when i had to roast so much in kadai (i am a lazy bug) but now am so thankful to my friend Pradhi who told me about her mom doing this in oven.

        From that time i started using my conventional oven for roasting them. It took me 3 to 4 try with different temperatures to perfectly roast them. so here it is, i got it set and am using the same temperature and time settings to do it again and again.


Raw Peanut/Groundnut - 1 Kg
Foil paper - as needed
Cookie or Dripping tray

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400' F for five minutes
  2. Foil your Cookie/Dripping tray.
  3. Drop your groundnuts and spread them in a manner it is just one layer(all groundnut should touch the foil paper)
  4. Arrange them in the bottom part of oven(so the heat will be higher)
  5. Set the timer for 10 minutes and let them roast.
  6. Now take them out after 5 minutes and just stir them from all sides and keep them inside for the remaining 5 minutes.
  7. Cool them completely and store them in a air tight container.
Note : Oven heat differs from one to other. 350'F to 400'F is the maximum heat required

Foil your cookie/dripping tray.

Drop your groundnuts.

Spread them widely so every groundnut touches the foil paper.

Arrange them in the bottom part of the oven for higher heat.

Roast them for 10 minutes in total but stirring them in 5 minutes interval.
All ready for your tummy


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