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How to Make Boiled Peanut (Groundnut) Chaat

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Boiled Peanut (groundnut) Chaat

Boiled Peanut (groundnut) Chaat

A Crunchy, Hot, and Spicy Peanut Chaat

If you are in the mood for a hot and spicy snack, this peanut chaat may fit the bill. It is healthy, delicious, and can be made in a jiffy.

Serve a small bowl of this yummy dish with a cup of tea or coffee. This is a great after-school snack, too.

Let's find out how to make this dish.


Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

10 min

20 min

A big bowl of peanut chaat


  • 1 1/2 cups peanuts (groundnuts)
  • 1/2 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds, roasted
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon chat masala powder
  • 1–2 tablespoons grated carrot
  • salt to taste
  • a pinch sugar, optional, to balance the sourness


  1. Soak the peanuts in water for 2 hours. Add fresh water and some salt. Cook the peanuts in a pressure cooker up to two whistles and simmer for 5–6 minutes. (Take care not to overcook the peanuts. They should retain some crunchiness after cooking.)
  2. Strain and collect the peanuts in a mixing bowl. Add all other ingredients as per instructions.
  3. Mix well. The peanut/groundnut chaat is done!
  4. Serve about 2 tablespoons of this chaat in a bowl. Enjoy eating this crunchy, tangy, and spicy snack whenever you desire.
  5. Store the leftover chaat in the refrigerator for future use. This dish remains fresh for a day, provided it's stored in the refrigerator 4–5 hours after you make it.

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