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Adobong Mani Recipe

Adobong Mani Recipe
Adobong Mani Recipe

Spicy Adobong mani or Fried peanuts with lots of garlic and cayenne pepper is too far from the Adobo we all know. These peanuts (mani) are not stewed in soy sauce and vinegar but fried with lots of garlic. The more garlic you add the better it taste. It’s probably called adobong mani because of the hefty toasted garlic in it. I just love munching it with lots of toasted garlic.

Filipinos loves to munch these street food mani specially when travelling a long road to province. Vendors will normally climb each bus to sell mani while the bus conductor awaits for more passengers to fill the vacant seats.

Cook it today, your own homemade spicy adobong mani, some people are even selling it in small plastic tubs for business. Who knows, this could be a successful business you’ve been waiting for. Enjoy and happy cooking!

Adobong Mani Recipe


  • 1 kilo raw shelled peanuts
  • 2 cups garlic, crushed or sliced thinly and peel skin
  • 2-3 teaspoon Fine Salt
  • 2-3 cups Canola cooking oil
  • 2-5 pieces Siling labuyo, minced (optional) 
  • pinch of sugar


  1. In large kawali or wok, pour the enough Canola cooking oil to cover all the peanuts in the pan. Heat over lowest fire possible.
  2. The oil should not be too hot,  you need to slowly cook peanuts for 10-15 minutes or just until peanuts become golden brown or cooked through. Peanuts should be cooked slowly over LOW HEAT. Otherwise, if you cook it in medium fire, it will burn outside quickly and still raw in the inside.
  3. Stir the peanuts every once in a while, to even out cooking and check if its well done and crunchy. Turn off heat once done.
  4. In another pan, slowly cook the garlic and fry until the color turns lightly brown but not toasted. Make sure the heat is set to low. It will cook the same time your peanuts are cooked.
  5. Once cooked, turn off heat and remove peanuts from the frying pan using a strainer. Drain excess oil. Transfer into a large tray and let it cool. Do the same for the toasted garlic.
  6. Transfer the peanuts in a large tray or bowl and season with generous salt and a pinch of sugar. Toss in the cooled toasted garlic.
  7. Add minced siling labuyo (or cayenne pepper). Toss until well combined.
  8. *For seller, they put large slices of labuyo so buyers can easily spot the spicy and the non spicy.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

You can also sell it in small plastic tubs or plastic bottles for business. Great food business idea you can start for 2019!

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