Verkadalai Sundal- Peanut Sundal Recipe
Make this super healthy sundal for an evening snack. All it takes is 20 minutes and your snack will be ready. This peanut sunday is one of the many varieties of prasadam's prepared during the nine days festivities of Navrathri. It is also made for the festivals like Varalakshmi Vratam.
Verkadalai or Peanut Sundal, is one of the many varieties of prasadam's prepared during the nine days festivities of Navrathri. Boiled peanuts are nutritious and has many health benefits. It helps in lowering the bad cholesterol there by reducing the chances of heart strokes. This Peanut Sundal recipe is flavoured with the sundal spice mix, making it spicy and delicious. These can also be had as a healthy tea time snack. Serve the Verkadalai Sundal (Peanut Sundal) Recipe during the Navrathri or as a healthy tea time snack along with Qahwa.
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- 2 cups Raw Peanuts (Moongphali) , boiled
- 3-4 tablespoons Fresh coconut , grated
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
- 2 Dry red chillies
- pinch Asafoetida (hing)
- 1 sprig Curry leaves Ingredients for the sundal spice mix
- 2 teaspoons Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
- 1 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
- 1 Dry red chilli
How to make Verkadalai Sundal- Peanut Sundal Recipe
To begin making Verkadalai Sundal (Peanut Sundal) Recipe, wash and soak the peanuts in water for 2 hours. After that pressure cook for 3 whistles; drain and keep aside.
Now, heat oil in the same pan on medium flame, add the mustard seeds and urad dal and let it crackle.
Add the asafoetida, dried red chillies and curry leaves and let it splutter.
To this add the boiled and drained peanuts and the sundal spice mix that we prepared earlier.
Season with salt and saute for 2-3 minutes.
Add the grated coconut, give it a good mix and switch off the flame.
Serve the Verkadalai Sundal (Peanut Sundal) Recipe during the Navrathri or as a healthy tea time snack.
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