Mar 26, 2012

Peanut Pedas (Groundnut Pedas)

Peanut Pedas (Groundnut Pedas)

A tasty sweet, made of melted and sieved jaggery and dry roasted peanuts !!

Makes: 18

Please use same measuring cup to measuring cup to measure peanut and jaggery .


1 cup peanuts (200 ml / 8 oz– measuring cup of 200 ml capacity)

1 cup melted and sieved thick jaggery (200 ml/ 8 oz)

¼ teaspoon dried ginger powder (chukku podi)

1 teaspoon oil / ghee (to grease steel thali/ plate )

Extra 1 teaspoon oil / ghee


For peanuts:

Heat an iron kadai or pan. Reduce heat to medium and dry roast (without oil) peanuts on a medium to low heat until crisp (approximate dry roasting time 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 (if using small mixer bowl, make a powder in 2 batches).

Microwave method –Arrange peanuts in a microwave safe flat dish and microwave high (750W) for 2 minute 30 seconds. Keep aside to cool for 20 minutes and gently remove the skin of the peanuts and make a fine powder in a mixer.

Grease a steel thali or plate with 1 teaspoon oil / ghee and keep it ready.

For jaggery syrup:

In a thick bottomed bowl / non stick pan, add melted and sieved thick jaggery and 1 tablespoon water. Boil on a low heat for 10 – 12 minutes (stir continuously) until thickens / lot of bubbles / thick syrup / leaves from the sides of the pan. To test the syrup is ready, drop a teaspoon of hot jaggery syrup in cold water. If it form a jaggery ball, then the syrup is ready ( If the syrup is not ready, it won’t form a ball and you can see jaggery dilute in water and cold water become yellow / light brown color). At this stage, mix groundnut and dried ginger powder. Mix well until the groundnut well combined with jaggery.

Spread this peanuts – jaggery mixture into the greased steel thali, apply 1 teaspoon oil on both the palms and make small pedas or balls when it is medium hot. Store in an airtight container.


Rani acharyulu said...

Wav delicious peanut laddoos.....i liked adding dry ginger podi in these pedas!

Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet said...

These look really good. I've never heard of them but love anything with peanuts!