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Chestnuts, with a plus shaped cut, Chestnuts, Prepped for Roasting

Roasting Chestnuts in an Iron Skillet on Stovetop (Almost done)

Shelling the Roasted Chestnuts

Roasted Chestnuts (kuri) ~ Satisfying Sweet Snack to Warm up on Cold Winter Days

How to roast chestnuts on stove-top:
Method in detail
Holiday Treats ~ Roasted Chestnuts

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Chestnuts (Marrons),Revisiting Old Recipes (Thursday December 13, 2007 at 2:05 pm- permalink)
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  1. Stunning pics, Indira!

    Comment by TBC — December 13, 2007 @ 3:57 pm

  2. I was actually brwosing your site for chestnuts.. This is a marvelous post.. I saw some at the farmers market.. I can hppily bring them home now..!

    Comment by kalva — December 13, 2007 @ 7:19 pm

  3. Looks very tasty…But Indira tell me how does they taste? We cannot get chestnuts here. Also if you compare the tastes of those ingredients available only in US, with the ones we get in India, it would be very helpful for substitution. As far as it comes for baking, whichever I bake at home there is nobody to let me know how will it really taste 😉 So they get away with whats given if its consumable. ha ha…good to me 😉

    They taste like baked/boiled sweet potato that we get in India, Nirmala. Lot of starch, mildly sweet and about 5 to 8 will fill you up good. That dense.
    I read that chestnuts are native to Kashmir and northeast part of India.
    – Indira

    Comment by Nirmala — December 13, 2007 @ 11:01 pm

  4. I love chestnut. It is surely very good and that it has a unique taste and sweetness. I learned to eat his nut in Malaysia and now I can get it in USA, too.

    Comment by Kay — December 14, 2007 @ 12:00 am

  5. Indira!!
    Amazing pictures, You can make a normal kadai look stunning!! Those chestnuts looks so real on the screen that I feel like picking one up!!
    Have a great weekend

    Comment by Padmaja — December 14, 2007 @ 2:12 am

  6. What great photos! …. I have just read your Mysore Pak post and it has made me very very hungry.

    Comment by VegeYum — December 14, 2007 @ 3:06 am

  7. Looks delicious. Great idea, roasting them. We did with peanuts in winters.

    Comment by vimmi — December 14, 2007 @ 6:55 am

  8. Superb pictures Indira. I had a very bad roasting experience last time. I used oven to roast them. We struggled to peel off the shell. Finally we used small spoon to scoop the nuts out of the shells. Could you please suggest me to pick the right chestnuts? Lasttime when I bought them in ShopRite, they were not very dry. Should I look for the dry ones or the moist ones? We loved the taste so I would like to roast them in proper way next time.

    I go with not too dry and not too moist ones. Also roast them within a day or two after buying. You can also find more info about chestnuts – here. Hope this helps.
    – Indira

    Comment by Sudha — December 14, 2007 @ 8:47 am

  9. Hi Indira

    I love your blog..havent commented before. Each one of your recipes I tried has came out perfectly :-). I would love to roast chestnuts, but I cannot use an iron skillet on my gas.. do u have any idea if non-stick, heavy bottom steel vessel would work?

    Comment by jg — December 14, 2007 @ 10:59 am

  10. Lovely photos and one of my favorite treats! Did not get any of these for Thanksgiving… so must indulge soon 🙂

    Comment by Linda — December 14, 2007 @ 2:11 pm

  11. Thank you all for your nice notes on the photos.
    I hope each one of you has a happy holiday season, and that you continue to
    enjoy this type of tasty seasonal treats.

    Comment by Indira — December 14, 2007 @ 11:47 pm

  12. I just had chestnuts for the first time this past weekend and wow! They’re quite yummy.

    Comment by SaraJane — December 17, 2007 @ 3:18 pm

  13. Photos are fantastic Indira… How could u do that? Looks wonderful… Will try these chestnuts soon..

    Comment by anusriram — December 19, 2007 @ 9:33 am

  14. Lovely pics Indira!!

    Comment by Namratha — December 20, 2007 @ 9:21 am

  15. Dear Indira, given that lately I have become obsessed with chestnuts (lovely looks, great nutritional content, wonderful taste!), this post comes as a reminder to replenish my supplies. I have also experimented with adding chopped roasted chestnuts to chocolate cookies, and everyone loved the results. Amazing how familiar some things can taste, even though growing up I never ate chestnuts–the famous chestnuts of Kiev are not edible.

    Comment by Victoria — December 27, 2007 @ 3:27 pm

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