peanut sundal recipe | verkadalai sundal | groundnut or nilakadalai sundal

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peanut sundal recipe | verkadalai sundal | groundnut sundal | nilakadalai sundal with detailed photo and video recipe. an easy and simple street food snack recipe made with boiled peanuts and flavoured with coconut grate. it is a popular beachside snack recipe from the vibrant tamil cuisine, which can also be made and served as a side dish to sambar and rasam rice combo. the recipe tastes very similar to the boiled peanut chaat but has an extra flavour of coconut and fresh herbs in it.
peanut sundal recipepeanut sundal recipe | verkadalai sundal | groundnut sundal | nilakadalai sundal with step by step photo and video recipe. sundal recipes are a very common side dish or snack from the south indian cuisine. it is generally made with pulses or cereals during the festival season which can be served as prasadam during or after the fasting session. one such simple snack sundal is peanut sundal recipe from the popular tamil cuisine.

well, to be honest, i generally avoid making any peanut-based recipes in my blog, due to the allergies some may have on peanuts. yet i posted this recipe, for a couple of reasons. the first one is due to the fact that i was getting several requests to make simple and easy sundal recipe. the challenging part of selecting a hero ingredient for sundal is that it can be made with myriad options. i chose peanut, as it would strike a balance between my both south india and north indian readers. the other reason to select the groundnut sundal is the use of it. it can be made for any festival celebrations and served as prasadam. in addition to it, it can also be made as a side dish or as an evening snack and can be served with a cup of tea or coffee. well, there are many such practical benefits of this recipe and hence i felt it is worthwhile sharing it with video.

verkadalai sundal

furthermore, i would like to add some tips, suggestions and variations to a perfect peanut sundal recipe. firstly, in this recipe, i have begun the cooking process by soaking the store-bought peanuts with skin. alternatively, you can skip the soaking process if you have access to fresh and tender groundnuts. it would be moist and a perfect ingredient for this sundal. secondly, you can follow the same cooking process to make other variety of sundal recipe. particularly, you can use the same recipe for chickpeas, black channa, kollu and even cashew nut based sundal. lastly, if you are planning to make it as a side dish to sambar rice or rasam rice, make it more spicy and savoury in taste.

finally, i request you to check my other street food recipes collection with this post of peanut sundal recipe. it mainly includes my other related recipes like aloo ke kabab, aloo paneer tikki, soya fried rice, chilli paneer, kanda bhaji pav, cheese maggi, crispy corn, kat vada, sukha bhel, paneer pav bhaji. further to these i would also like to mention my other related recipe categories like,

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peanut sundal recipe

peanut sundal recipe | verkadalai sundal | groundnut or nilakadalai sundal

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Soaking Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 3 Servings
AUTHOR: HEBBARS KITCHEN
Course: prasadam, Snack
Cuisine: tamil nadu
Keyword: peanut sundal recipe
Calories: 477kcal
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easy peanut sundal recipe | verkadalai sundal | groundnut or nilakadalai sundal

Ingredients

for pressure cooking:

  • cup peanuts
  • water, for soaking
  • ¾ cup water, for pressure cooking
  • ¾ tsp salt

for sundal:

  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • 2 dried red chilli, broken
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp coconut, grated

Instructions

  • firstly, in a large bowl take 1½ cup peanuts and soak in enough water for 2 hours. you can skip soaking step if you are using fresh peanuts.
  • drain off the water and transfer to the pressure cooker.
  • add ¾ cup water and ¾ tsp salt.
  • pressure cook for 3 whistles or until the peanuts are softened.
  • drain off the water and keep aside.
  • in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and splutter 1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp urad dal, pinch hing, 2 dried red chilli and few curry leaves.
  • add 1 inch ginger and saute slightly.
  • further, add in boiled peanuts and ¼ tsp salt. saute for a minute.
  • now add 3 tbsp coconut and mix well until flavours are absorbed.
  • finally, enjoy peanut sundal immediately or serve for prasadam.
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how to make peanut sundal with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large bowl take 1½ cup peanuts and soak in enough water for 2 hours. you can skip soaking step if you are using fresh peanuts.
  2. drain off the water and transfer to the pressure cooker.
  3. add ¾ cup water and ¾ tsp salt.
  4. pressure cook for 3 whistles or until the peanuts are softened.
  5. drain off the water and keep aside.
  6. in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and splutter 1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp urad dal, pinch hing, 2 dried red chilli and few curry leaves.
  7. add 1 inch ginger and saute slightly.
  8. further, add in boiled peanuts and ¼ tsp salt. saute for a minute.
  9. now add 3 tbsp coconut and mix well until flavours are absorbed.
  10. finally, enjoy peanut sundal immediately or serve for prasadam.
    verkadalai sundal

notes:

  • firstly, if you are using fresh peanuts then you can skip soaking step.
  • also, you can add coriander to have fresh flavour.
  • additionally, do not cook after adding coconut as coconut loses its freshness.
  • finally, peanut sundal recipe tastes great when prepared with fresh peanuts.
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