Insanely Easy Snack: Peanuts and Jaggery | Groundnuts and Jaggery on

Insanely Easy Snack: Peanuts and Jaggery | Groundnuts and Jaggery

Reminiscent of uncomplicated times, this unpretentious and insanely easy snack — peanuts and jaggery or groundnuts and jaggery, will soon become your go-to snack, for the ease with which you can prepare it, the way you can customise it, and for its nutritional value.


  • 1/2 cup sun-dried peanuts or a handful, or however much you want
  • 1/4-1/2 cup powdered jaggery or you could use a peeler to scrape the jaggery from the block


  1. Roast the peanuts over a medium flame for about five minutes until you get that lovely roasted aroma, and the skins of the peanuts turn a deeper shade, and you find the sides of the peanuts getting brownish-black.
  2. Wait for them to cool completely before you either 1. place them on a big plate and gently crush them against the palm of your hand and blow away the skins, or 2. place them all in a tea towel and gently crush them between your palms, and blow the skins away. If you want, you can also peel them a little at a time, like me.
  3. Use your hand or a spoon to take roughly equal portions of peanuts and jaggery and put it in your mouth — this is when the magic happens!
  4. Adjust the jaggery according to your taste. Insanely easy, no?


You can add more jaggery as you go, once you know how sweet you want it. As for the jaggery, you could also use palm jaggery.