Insta Pot Boiled Peanuts

Hiker friends love boiled peanuts and we call boiled peanut lovers squirrels now. So I have been making them for few years now for our hikes. Now with insta pot they are much easier to make. Here’s how I made them in 6 quarter insta pot.

  • Soak raw dry peanuts for 10-12 hrs in insta pot only with trivet that comes with it on so that they stay in water else they will float.
    Rinse and add fresh water, salt. Needs lot of salt. You can taste water and it should taste good salty. You can also add spices you like.
    Pressure cook on high for 50 mins. And let it release naturally.
    Taste and if salt is less , add more and cook for a minute and natural release again so it has time to absorb more salt.
    Fun healthy snack to relax and chit chat with friends.
    If you have green peanuts (lucky you) then no need to soak. It should be done in 25-30 minutes.
    Peanuts are gluten free. So this is vegan gluten free snack. It will keep you full for a long time too.

Spicy corn


  • Have you ever felt like you gonna die from hunger after coming home from work, school and there’s nothing to eat @home or you don’t want to eat whatever you find in cabinets? Today was that kinda day for me. Luckily i found corns waiting…
  • Everyone knows how to roast corn. Take some salt, chilli powder and dip lemon slice into it. Now rub it all over your corn. Let it get messy. You are watching.
  • Quick, yummy snack ready. No need to wait for rain to enjoy “bhutta”.

Boiled Peanuts


  • Are we forgetting to snack on good old healthy food? Healthy doesn’t mean boring or tasteless or salad.
  • New crop of peanuts boiled with salt. New crop is little soft and easy to boil.
  • Easy to cook and you can snack on it all day long. Peanuts are very filling so after this snack, you won’t be hungry for a long time.
  • Now what are you waiting for? Go ahead and boil your own batch. If you have pressure cooker, use it to cook it even faster.