PEANUT SUNDAL | VERKADALAI SUNDAL | NAVARATHRI RECIPE

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Sundal is a simple south indian snack often made with Lentils like chick peas, peanuts, kidney beans and even sweet peas ..peanut sundal / verkadalai sundal strength lies in its simplicity and is very subtley spiced and in being ordinary it becomes extraordinary….peanut sundal also is made during festival occasions and also is made  for “prasad” in temples ..


Ingredients

1 Cup of Boiled Peanuts
2 Tbsp of Grated Coconut / Dry desiccated Coconut
Salt to taste

    To Temper

2 Tsp of Oil
1 Tsp of Mustard Seeds
1 Tsp of Urad dal
2 Red Chilies
Pinch of Hing (Asafoetida)
6 Curry Leaves

    Method

  • Soak and pressure cook the peanuts. For more details click on the link How to boil peanuts in pressure cooker.
  • Heat oil in a pan, when it is hot, add mustard seeds, urad dal, red chillies(Break it), asafoetida and curry leaves, after mustard seeds splutters, add the boiled peanuts and salt, give a quick stir, about a min.
  • Add grated coconut, mix well with peanuts. Check the salt and turn off the stove.
  • Hot, flavorful peanut sundal is ready..

   Tips

  • You can add chopped onion after you do the tempering with mustard seeds.
  • Be careful in adding salt, because we already added salt while boiling peanuts in cooker.
  • You can also add chopped green chilies in addition to red chilies for more spicy taste.

   Health Benefits of Peanuts           

    • Rich in energy.
    • Good source of monounsaturated fat, niacin, folate, vitamin E and anti-oxidants.
    • Prevent gall stones  and good for heart.
    • Good source of resveratrol which reduces the risk of stroke.

 

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