How to make tasty snacks with groundnuts – Groundnuts steam balls, Groundnut poornalu, Ground nut dosa, Groundnut pakodi

Groundnuts or peanuts belong to the pea and bean family. It generally grows below the earth. Groundnut is rich in proteins which are of high biological value. Do you know this? Groundnut is grown in nearly 100 countries. India is one of the best exporting countries of groundnuts after china. Peanuts are used in most of the recipes or they can be eaten raw.

Groundnut poornalu

Eating of groundnuts contain lot of health benefits. Peanuts consist of nutrients like phosphorous, protein, food energy, niacin and thiamin. Consuming of roasted groundnuts along with jaggery is my favorite snack item. Lot of vitamins like A, C, B and E are included in the peanuts. Zinc in groundnut is also good for protecting brain function and boron which helps to maintain strong bones. Peanuts or groundnuts are valuable in diabetes.

After knowing the benefits and taste of groundnuts no one will neglect consuming the groundnuts. So I have given some of the recipes where the groundnut is the key ingredient. What you have to do is just gather the ingredients and start cooking. Every recipe is easy to make and you don’t need to stand too long in kitchen. Make your snack time more tasty with groundnut recipes.

Groundnuts steam balls

Groundnuts steam balls

Making of groundnut balls is so easy and simple. Peanuts are taken as a key ingredient to prepare this groundnut balls. Since this recipe is cooked in steam, it is good to health. These are best taken as a snack and sure everyone likes this.


  • Rice flour – 1 cup
  • Water -2 cups
  • Oil – 1tbsp
  • Salt (required)

Ingredients for stuffing

  • Groundnuts – 1  cup
  • Jaggery grate– 1 cup
  • Ghee – 2tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 20grms
  • Almonds – 20grms
  • Elachi poweder – 1tbsp

How to prepare Groundnuts steam balls


Step 1: Take a bowl and add water to it. Boil the water in low flame.

Step 2: Add oil to the boiling water.

Step 3: Now add required salt to it.

Step 4: Start pouring rice flour into this liquid bowl slowly by continuous stirring.

Step 5: Stir nicely while mixing to avoid lumps.

Step 6: The flour becomes sticky gradually. Now turn off the flame.

Step 7: Keep this bowl a side.

Step 8: Take a pan add ghee to it and heat it in low flame.

Step 9: Add cashew, almonds and groundnuts to the ghee and fry it.

Step 10: Keep this fried items a side and allow it to cool for 15 mins.

Step 11: Take this fired items into a jar and grind it nicely to a fine powder.

Step 12: Now add jaggery and elachi powder also to that dry powder.

Step 13: Again grind it well.

Step 14: It will form a paste. Collect it in a bowl.

Step 15: Start making laddus or small balls with this paste. Keep the laddus a side.

Step 16: Now take the rice flour paste which we kept a side before.

Step 17: Apply little ghee to both the arms and take the rice flour paste into hands.

Step 18: Start making cups with this paste.

Step 19: Now keep the ground nut ball into this rice flour paste cup.

Step 20: Cover the cup corner nicely so that the groundnut ball should not appear to outside.

Step 21: Finally the white balls will appear. Do it same with remaining.

Step 22: Now Keep this balls in idly cooker and cook it for 20 mins.

Step 23: Later turn off the flame and collect the balls into a bowl. Serve it to plate.

Tasty groundnut steam balls are ready to eat now.

Groundnut poornalu

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Especially poornalu are prepared during festive season. Why can’t you prepare groundnut poornalu as a healthy snack? I am giving a quick recipe with ingredients which brings the snack more taste. Start preparing the groundnut poornalu with our cool recipe.


  • Ground nuts – 1 cup
  • White Seasame seeds – 4 tbsp
  • Jaggery – 1 ½ cup
  • Coconut pieces – ½ cup
  • Oil (for deep fry)
  • Rice – 2cups
  • Black gram dal – 1 cup
  • Elachi powder – 1 tbsp
  • Salt (required)

How to cook Groundnut poornalu


Step 1: Soak the rice and black gram dal for atleast 7 hours.

Step 2: Grind the soaked rice and black gram dal to a fine paste.

Step 3: Fry the white seasame seeds in a pan to a light brown shade.

Step 4: In the same way fry the groundnuts also. Remember don’t add oil to fry seasame and groundnuts.

Step 5: After frying grind these two groundnuts and seasame into thick powder.

Step 6: Take other jar add coconut pieces and jaggery to it. Grind it to a paste.

Step 7: Add seasame and groundnut powder to this paste and grind well.

Step 8: Now add elachi powder also. Mix all the ingredients by giving little grind buzz.

Step 9: Collect this paste into a bowl. Start making balls with this paste.

Step 10: Mean while keep oil in a pan and heat it in low flame. After oil getting hot start dipping this balls into the rice and black gram paste which we made before.

Step 11: Make sure that the balls are dipped nicely so that the paste covers completely the ball.

Step 12: Leave this ball slowly into the hot oil. Fry these sweet balls nicely till they become gold color.

Step 13: Collect these poornas in plate containing tissue paper.

Step 14: Let excess oil get absorbed by the tissue. Serve it.

Tasty groundnut poornalu is ready to have now. Prepare this tasty sweet poornalu in festive season also.

Ground nut dosa

Ground nut dosa

I have eaten lot of dosa’s but never tasted this groundnut dosa. After hearing this recipe I thought of trying the recipe once at home. So I had prepared this and felt amazing with the taste. Here is the recipe for you also. Just try it I am sure you will enjoy the taste.


  • Groundnuts – 1 cup
  • Rice – 2cups
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Salt (required)
  • Oil – 4tbsp

How to make Ground nut dosa


Step 1: Soak the rice and groundnuts separately for at least 6 hours.

Step 2: Peel of the groundnuts.

Step 3: Grind the soaked groundnuts, rice, salt and cumin seeds nicely into a fine paste.

Step 4: Keep a dosa pan on stove and starting making dosas with this paste.

Step 5: Roast it like a regular dosa.

Tip: The best combination for this dosa is besan aata pickle.

Groundnut pakodi

Groundnut pakodi

Groundnut pakodi is easy to make. It is best andhra snack which is pure vegetarian. Find the complete recipe here and enjoy the tasaty indian snack. After making the pakado drain them into a plate with tissue paper.


  • Besan aata – 2 cups
  • Rice flour – ½ cups
  • Ground nuts – 2cups
  • Salt (required)
  • Curry leaves – 4
  • Ginger paste – 1tbsp
  • Red chili powder – 2tbsp
  • Oil (for deep fry)
  • Cooking salt

How to make Groundnut pakodi


Step 1: Take a big bowl and put groundnuts, besan aata, rice flour, red chili powder, ginger paste and curry leaves.

Step 2: Mix them all. Add 2tbsps of oil and cooking salt to this mixture.

Step 3: Start mixing all the ingredients by adding little water gradually.

Step 4: Mix the mixture till it becomes little strong like pakodi paste.

Step 5: Adding required amounts of salt and red chili paste is must and should.

Step 6: Keep a pan on stove add oil to it which is required for fry.

Step 7: Heat the oil for 10mins. Take the mixture sufficient to your arm.

Step 8: Start putting this mixture like same as pakodi. Fry this in low flame.

Step 9: Collect them into a plate.

Hot and spicy groundnut pakodi is ready to eat now.