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Bafali Singh (Boiled Peanuts)

Serves: 2 to 3 folks as a side dish

Time: 2 hrs


  • 1 pound of raw peanuts ( They have to be raw. Roasted peanuts will not work for this recipe. Try your local Asian or South Asian store.)

  • ¼ cup to ⅓ cup of salt

  • 8 - 10 cups of water

  • 2 teaspoons of Zameen turmeric


  1. Throw the raw peanuts (wash the peanuts, if they are not prewashed) into the Instapot

  2. Add water. Try to fill up the Instapot with water, so all the shells are touching the water.

  3. Add turmeric and salt. Stir, so the spices are evenly distributed.

  4. Close the lid.

  5. Turn on Instapot

  6. Set the setting to Manual and high pressure

  7. Set the timer to 120 minutes (2 hrs)

  8. Open the Instapot once the red ring is down.

  9. Be careful to let the shells chill before you eat. You can throw them into the fridge to eat later. Bafayli Singh is a great snack to keep around the house. Enjoy! Have a question? Please message us at

Growing up, Bafayli Singh (Boiled Peanuts) is a snack that we would often eat in the evenings while watching television or Bollywood movies. Peanuts are a staple in Saurashtra the Indian region, where my family has roots.

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