Peanut sundal recipe | Verkadalai sundal recipe | boiled groundnut sundal | Nilakadalai sundal recipe

Peanut sundal recipe | Verkadalai sundal recipe | Groundnut or Nilakadalai sundal recipe



Peanut sundal recipe | Verkadalai sundal recipe | boiled groundnut sundal | Nilakadalai sundal recipe


Peanut sundal recipe | Verkadalai sundal recipe | Groundnut sundal recipe | Nilakadalai sundal recipe with detailed step-by-step photos, peanut sundal calories, and health benefits of sundal.

Peanut Sundal is a legume-based healthy snack recipe. This recipe calls for peanuts as the main ingredient, which are usually soaked overnight and boiled until its soft.


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Then boiled groundnuts are sauteed along with a tempering of mustard seeds, cumin seeds, channa dal, urad dal, asafoetida, curry leaves, and green & red chilies. Further, freshly grated coconut and coriander leaves are added to enhance the aroma and flavor of the peanut sundal. 

Peanut sundal is one of the popular varieties of South Indian sundal recipes. Sundal is usually served as prasad/prasadham in Hindu temples and also made at home during the Navaratri festival in Tamil Nadu.


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What is sundal:


Sundal is a Tamil word, which means the lentils are soaked, boiled, and seasoned in herb oil, and finally flavored with grated coconut and coriander leaves. Sundal is a type of snack, usually made with different kinds of lentils, legumes, pulses, and cereals. It is also sold as a street food snack in restaurants and beachside snacks. It can also be served as a mid-morning or evening snack along with tea or coffee.

Sundal recipes are very common among south Indian and Tamil cuisine. Sundal can be made with chickpeas, black channa, kollu, mung bean, kidney bean, black-eyed bean, etc. Sundal is a healthy, and savory snack recipe. The spiciness can be adjusted as per your choice.


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Peanut sundal can be made in numerous ways, this version is quite simple and easy. The masala peanut sundal is made with peanuts, onion, and the special ingredient called sundal podi/powder. The homemade sundal podi is prepared with dals and spices. It is enjoyed as a snack or as a side dish for sambar and rasam.

The other version is a famous beach-style verkadalai sundal with boiled peanuts, veggies like carrot, onion, tomato, mango, and lemon tossed in a chili powder. This is similar to the North Indian peanut chaat recipe

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Peanut sundal recipe | Verkadalai sundal recipe | boiled groundnut sundal | Nilakadalai sundal recipe

Recipe - Peanut sundal recipe | Verkadalai sundal recipe | boiled groundnut sundal | Nilakadalai sundal recipe


Serves - 4
Course - Sundal
Region - South Indian
Total time - 20 mins | Soaking time - Overnight | Pressure cook - 15 mins. 
Diet - Vegetarian | Vegan.
Author - Pavithra
Publisher - Pavis kitchen

Peanut sundal ingredients:

Dry peanut - 2 cups
Water - 1 liter to wash, soak and pressure cook peanuts
Salt - 1 tsp/As per taste

To Season:

Cooking oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Hing/Asafoetida - A pinch or 1/4 tsp
Red chili - 1 
Green chili - 1

To garnish:

Coconut - 2 tbsp grated
Cilantro/Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp chopped

Tips:

1. Coconut oil gives a nice aroma and flavor to the groundnut sundal.

2. Instead of soaking dry peanuts overnight, you can use whole peanuts with skin. It can be cooked directly in the pressure cooker/instant pot. But the peeling takes some time, so plan accordingly.

3. Grated coconut is optional and adjust salt, chilies as per taste.

How to soak and cook peanuts:


1. Wash raw peanuts in water and soak them overnight. Then next day, clean and water rinse the peanuts.


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2. Steam or pressure cook raw peanuts for 15 minutes along with 1 tsp of salt and water. Water quantity should be enough to immerse the peanuts.


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3. Boiled peanuts are cooked until its soft to touch.


Peanut sundal recipe | Verkadalai sundal recipe | boiled groundnut sundal | Nilakadalai sundal recipe


4. Drain off the excess water using a strainer and keep it aside.


Peanut sundal recipe | Verkadalai sundal recipe | boiled groundnut sundal | Nilakadalai sundal recipe

How to make peanut sundal:


1. Heat oil in a pan/Kadai over a medium flame.

2. Once the oil is hot, temper mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad, and channa dal, curry leaves, red chili, and green chili.

3. Add the boiled peanuts.

4. Saute for 3 mins and add more salt if required. (Note: Do not add water).

5. Now add the grated coconut.

6. Give it a nice mix for a minute.

7. Switch off the flame and garnish the verkadalai sundal with cilantro/coriander leaves.

8. Groundnut sundal is ready to serve.


How to make groundnut sundal with stepwise photos:


1. Heat oil in a pan/Kadai over a medium flame.


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2. Once the oil is hot, temper mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad, and channa dal, curry leaves, red chili, and green chili.


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3. Add the boiled peanuts.


Peanut sundal recipe | Verkadalai sundal recipe | boiled groundnut sundal | Nilakadalai sundal recipe


4. Saute for 3 mins and add more salt if required. (Note: Do not add water).


Peanut sundal recipe | Verkadalai sundal recipe | boiled groundnut sundal | Nilakadalai sundal recipe


5. Now add the grated coconut.

6. Give it a nice mix for a minute.


Peanut sundal recipe | Verkadalai sundal recipe | boiled groundnut sundal | Nilakadalai sundal recipe


7. Switch off the flame and garnish the verkadalai sundal with cilantro/coriander leaves.


Peanut sundal recipe | Verkadalai sundal recipe | boiled groundnut sundal | Nilakadalai sundal recipe


7. Serve the peanut sundal warm in a bowl.


Peanut sundal recipe | Verkadalai sundal recipe | boiled groundnut sundal | Nilakadalai sundal recipe


Health benefits of groundnuts/peanuts:

1. Good source of protein.
2. Rich in fiber and healthy fats.
3. Contains many amino acids.
4. Rich in Vitamin E.
5. Good for weight loss.
6. Boost memory power.
7. Regulates cholesterol levels.
8. Provides healthy and glowing skin.
9. Heart-friendly.
10. Strengthens bones.


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Health benefits of coconut:

1. Coconut is packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
2. Rich in fiber.
3. It contains healthy fats and is a great source of protein.
4. It promotes weight loss.
5. Good for skin and hair.
6. Excellent source of minerals such as magnesium, potassium, iron, copper.
7. It contains zinc and selenium which are required to maintain thyroid levels.
8. It is a great moisturizer for the skin and protects it from the sun.


Peanut sundal recipe | Verkadalai sundal recipe | boiled groundnut sundal | Nilakadalai sundal recipe


Health benefits of cilantro:

1. Coriander relieves skin inflammation.
2. Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
3. Regulates blood pressure.
4. Aids with digestion.
5. Boost immunity
6. Promotes digestion and gut health.
7. Reduces acidity.
8. Prevents anemia.
9. Anit-inflammatory effects.
10. Good for eyes and skin.

*(Health benefits are taken from Google and Wikipedia).


Peanut sundal recipe | Verkadalai sundal recipe | boiled groundnut sundal | Nilakadalai sundal recipe


Peanut sundal calories:



(*Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate).


Peanut sundal recipe | Verkadalai sundal recipe | boiled groundnut sundal | Nilakadalai sundal recipe


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