Winter Favourites: Peanuts!

The one thing which confirms winters are here, are the peanut walas who start roaming the streets!


So.. Peanuts anyone?

26 Comments so far

  1. kashi Vohra (unregistered) on December 6th, 2006 @ 10:50 pm

    Peanuts 120 Per Kg.

  2. Hamza (unregistered) on December 6th, 2006 @ 11:11 pm

    i am having peanuts right now…..and its chilling like anything…

  3. Razi (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 3:40 am

    Gajak anyone? :)

  4. Sufi (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 3:45 am

    Chil-Ghoza chahiye. How much is it for?

  5. Raja Islam (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 7:03 am

    Isn’t it a funny name?
    Gajjakk !

  6. wasiq (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 7:31 am

    Peanuts Rs 80/- per kg…..(source geo news)

  7. Raja Islam (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 7:42 am

    now here comes diffrence of Credible news.

  8. MB (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 8:10 am

    120 or 80….. ?

  9. Raja Islam (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 8:35 am

    I guess both sources are write except difference of roasted and unroasted peanuts.

  10. Captain's Log (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 10:11 am

    Some body told me that Chilgozas are 1200 Rs per kg. Is that true ?? I simply can not believe it

  11. Sufi (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 10:23 am

    Captain, they are expensive. I think they were 800 a kg last year :( .. So its bad times for chilghoza lovers .. I remember chilghoza used to be least favourite of dry fruits in my family (my home & naniyaal) .. ab sab ko qadar pata chalay gi


  12. mansoor (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 10:37 am

    120 or 80..

    depends on the locality and quality of the peanuts. In clifton, you get it for 120 / KG..

  13. fAr stAr (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 10:41 am

    Peanuts: 120 / kg
    Gajjak : 120 / kg
    Chalghoza : 1300 / kg

    Source: my local moom-phali wala

    xcess: i’m having all three items countinously from 4 days with my family and friends. its fun having any of these items wrapped in blanket and watching a good movie…or chatting with ur family members.

  14. Sufi (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 10:55 am

    Far Star, i second your feelings about eating these items on cold chilly nights, at nani jee kay ghar, wrapped in punjabi-styled-thick-razayeeyan, watching some stupid indian movie.

  15. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 12:11 pm

    Captain when were chilghozas[pine nuts] cheap? I think you never got a chance to buy dry fruits from local markets. Last time I was told by a shopkeeper at Gol market that good quality chilghozas are imported from Iran.

    I think KAJU is more expensive than any other fruit.

  16. Faisal (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 12:22 pm

    Chilgozas….called pine nuts in English….are quite expensive here in the states as well….
    Rs. 1200 for a kg (what’s a kg…a bit more than two pounds, right?)…..they cost almost six dollars or so for a 8-10 ounce bag. So, comparitively, Rs. 1200 sounds just about right. But, chilgozas are damn good, price be damned!

  17. Yahya (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 1:21 pm

    Any nuts jokes? Anyone?

  18. Captain's Log (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 7:17 pm

    Faisal, don’t tell me that you do not know “kg” :-). You are comparing buying power of US and Pakistan by the way. Here movie ticket is 11 $ and in Pakistan it’s like 100 Rs I guess. So you could get 13 movie tickets in Pakistan for 2 “pounds” of pine nuts and in US for 13 movie tickets, you could take 3 hours flight.

    Any how I am not chilgoza person because it’s too much work for me. I have no idea how things have become so expensive. I remember that in my school days, I always had a pouch of chilgozas in my bag and we all friends used to eat during classes but then I never cared for prices in Pakistan nor ever did grocery shopping so I have no pricing idea. When you have many siblings then there is almost some one every where would take care of such issues like grocery shopping :-)

  19. Dr.Umer Salim (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 7:18 pm

    That’s right…”Mongh phali wala” sitting at the corner of the street with a lantern kept on the peanuts….Yummy, hot peanuts authenticate the winters….I want some :-P

  20. Razi (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 3:25 am

    Dwell in these joys of winter friends….for here in USA, except for Peanuts….we neither get Gajjak nor Chilghoza (the closest we get is its cousin namely the Pine Nut).

    Anyone knows where one can get fresh Gajjak in USA?

  21. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 9:56 am

    Anyone knows where one can get fresh Gajjak in USA?


  22. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 7:00 pm

    should i start exporting Gajjak? :P

  23. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 7:02 pm

    am wondering every thing from Rooh Afza,national/shan masala, qurshi johar joshanda ,shai supari is available in US why not gajjak

  24. AUSSI_PAKI (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 8:48 pm

    Yummm. These peanuts are one item that I want to try while I am back.

    Anyone wants to write a review on the Knorr soups?? They are nice and quick. In Aust we usually make chicken and corn soup once a week (yes we are addicted!) but these sachets have made life really easy!

    Ah love the food! I am afraid of getting sick! Now off to eat some more Gajjar Ka Halwa =D! – Home made!!

  25. wasiq (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 7:20 am

    @AUSSI-PAKI….thanks,you were in my thoughts during prayers even without something to focus on but this makes it much much easier….!

    Movie/TV Quote of the Day


    The gods cannot do for man what man must do for himself.

  26. AUSSI_PAKI (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 10:11 am

    Sorry Wasiq, I did not understand what you meant :). I don’t think we have interacted on this forum before.

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