By onomeruth • 7 months ago • 28938 • 10448

 How to make groundnut oil at home 

1. Get enough groundnut 

Buy from the market, you can buy a small paint bucket depending on how much oil you'd be needing, 3 cups of groundnut should give you about 1 cup of oil.

2. Clean up the groundnuts

This is the most time consuming part unless you bought the groundnut that has already been shelled and cleaned up, you'll have to break the hard shells yourself and bring out the groundnut. 

Then remove the back or peelings  to easily do this you can fry at low heat the for like 5 minutes or wash them in cold water then warm water.

3. Soak the groundnut

Put the washed groundnut in a clean bowl, then pour warm water on it. Allow the groundnut to soak in warm water for 10-15 minutes, so that the groundnut get little soft.

4. Grind the groundnuts

Drain the water, then take the groundnut to a local mill to blend, let them preheat the machine before pouring the groundnut. But if you have a blender, blend the groundnut until it becomes smooth like butter. 

To make it less difficult to blend, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of warm water but not too much water so it doesn't make it watery.

5. Refrigerate

Pour the peanut paste into an air-tight container and cover the lid tightly. Leave the container inside the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. Do NOT disturb the container for rest of the time, after 24 hours or more, some of the oil have risen to the top of the container.

6. Separate the Oil

After the oil has risen to the top, you have to separate the oil from the paste, scrub the oil on top  into a separate bowl.

There is still much oil in the paste, so strain the paste thoroughly for some oil to come out or better still, fry the paste until all water dry off  and you will see your oil still coming out, remove the oil and use a clean cloth or napkin  and squeeze the fried paste for more oil to come out.

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7. Store the Oil

 Pour your oil in clean and unused bottle ready for sale, Close the lid tightly and keep.

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