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African Groundnut Powder Spice Recipe

Groundnut Recipe
Groundnuts are used as food and for cooking oil. The seeds in Africa are popularly used for thickening soups and stews and as a seasoning. Easy African Groundnut Powder spice is made with a few uncomplicated ingredients.

Photo of groundnuts and peanuts

African Groundnut Powder Spice Recipe

Arachis hypogaea generally referred to as peanuts or groundnuts are uncommon in that its flowers are pollinated above ground, but the fruits (peanuts) grow below ground.

African Groundnut Powder Spice

Stew topped with choppy groundnuts
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Groundnut powder African spice is made with a few uncomplicated ingredients.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon paprika 
1 dried bay leaf 
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) 

Directions:
Combine all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. If you over grind you will end up with groundnut paste instead of powder (this is ok since you can use the paste in your recipe as well as the powder). Use the powder to thicken soups, gravies and stews or use as a garish for noodles and rice.

Pic of groundnuts and peanuts home grown
Did you know?
The peanut is not technically a nut, but a legume.

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