Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Verkadalai Sundal, Peanut Sundal

          I have decided that, this whole week, or at least till Friday, I am going to post some sundal or sweet dish only, so in line with that, today's post is going to be Verkadalai Sundal/ Peanut Sundal. This is one of my favorite sundals, usually I just do the basic seasoning with mustard seeds, asafoetida, red chillies and curry leaves. Today I have added some grated carrots, if your kids are like mine, likes peanuts but hates carrots, then I am sure, if you give them this way, they'll not mind the carrots in it. This can be had as a snack or even as a side dish or salad along with any meal..

Need To Have

  • Dried Peanuts - 1/2 cup
  • Grated Carrot - 1/2 cup
  • Grated Coconut - 2 teaspoons
  • Grated Ginger - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Green Chilly - 1, finely chopped
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Curry Leaves - 5


          Pressure cook the peanuts along with some water and salt. Once the pressure is released, drain the extra water from the peanuts and keep. Heat some oil, add the mustard seeds, when it starts spluttering, add the chopped chillies, ginger, curry leaves and asafoetida and mix it for 5 seconds.

          Then add the grated carrots, salt, keep sauteing on reduced heat, till all the moisture is absorbed and the carrots are cooked, it should take not more than 2 to 3 minutes, then add the coconut and mix.

          Finally add the peanuts, mix and remove.

You need not soak the peanuts before cooking.
Usually in a pressure cooker, after the first whistle, it takes 8 to 10 minutes to cook the peanuts.
You can add some lemon juice and chopped coriander at the end, after switching off.
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  1. Peanut sundal looks so yummy ! wonderful clicks Hema...

  2. I'm so amazed by the way Indians cook; It's pity I often cant find all ingredients (even if I go to Indian grocer). I would love to try peanuts cooked this way!

  3. That is one delicious sundal Hema Love it. Please visit my new website: Zesty South Indian Kitchen

  4. Very delicious sundal. One of the best festive recipe