Sweet Peanut Soup Recipe (花生仁汤)

This is my home-made sweet peanut soup and the taste is exactly the same as the ones sold at Jelutong market. You need only a few ingredients: peanuts, water, and rock sugar. That’s all. | rasamalaysia.com


  • 12 oz. peanuts skin peeled
  • Rock sugar to taste
  • 8 cups water
  • 3-4 tablespoons coconut milk optional


  1. Soak the peanuts overnight with water. Make sure all the peanuts are submerged in the water.
  2. The next day, rinse the peanuts thoroughly and transfer them into a pressure cooker with 8 cups of water. Depending on your pressure cooker, you might want to add more or reduce the amount of water accordingly. Use high heat to pressure cook the peanut soup for 15 minutes, then lower the heat to medium and cook for another 30-40 minutes. Turn off the heat and let cool until you are able to remove the lid of the pressure cooker. Heat up the sweet peanut soup again with medium to low heat, add rock sugar to taste. Boil it until the peanuts are thoroughly soft. Add the coconut milk towards the end, boil for 1 minute, turn off the heat and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

The water should reduce to about 6-7 cups after they are done. The soup should be creamy in color, not too watery, but creamy and rich.