Easy Pressure Cooker Chinese Braised Peanuts

Easy Pressure Cooker Chinese Braised Peanuts

Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Marvellina
Raw peanuts are braised in spices, seasonings, and herbs and typically served as appetizers, snacks, or even as a side dish. Pressure cooker cut down the cooking time tremendously.
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  • 200 gr raw peanuts shelled, skin-on
  • 1 1/2 cup water

Spices and herb:



  • Remove the hard shells from the peanut. No soaking is required if you use a pressure cooker

Using instant pot:

  • Place the shelled peanuts, spices and herb, and seasonings in the inner pot of instant pot. Pour in water
  • Close the lid. Turn the steam release valve to seal. Press pressure cooker and set timer to 1 hour. Once the timer is up, wait 5 minutes and then release pressure. Unlock the lid once all pressure is released

Braising on stove top:

  • I recommend soaking the peanuts in water overnight. This will cut down on cooking time
  • In a heavy-bottom pot with a lid, Place the shelled peanuts, spices and herb, and seasonings. Pour in the water. Bring to a boil and then lower to a gentle simmer and cover the lid and let it braise for the next 2 hours or longer. The peanuts should retain its shape but you can easily mash it with the back of the spoon. If it's still crunchy and hard to mash, you need to cook it longer


  • Let them cool down and then store them in a large glass jar with the braising liquid in the refrigerator. They taste even better the next day. They keep in the refrigerator for up to one week. Do not freeze