Peanut Sundal | Verkadalai Sundal | Navratri Recipes
Wishing All Happy Navratri and Durga Pooja with fun, fare and loads of good food. Festive times make me miss India a lot, for past few year during pooja times I always been in India and would visit different pandals, the festive mood, song-dance, the unspoken competition of who’s pandal is better than other and not to forget the bhakti songs in popular hit numbers playing day and night is all what makes Pooja days memorable. Coming back to sundal, popular in South India during Navratri is simple, easy to prepare and taste delicious. I don’t make much of sundals but I do once in a while and when I saw fresh peanuts in Little India I grab it, last year I posted Mochakottai sundal and to continue the trend this year is peanut sundal. You can find other Navratri and Vrat recipes here.
Peanuts – 1 Cup
Oil – 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
Green Chili – 3
Granted Coconut – 3 tbsp
Salt – To taste
1. Wash and pressure cook peanuts for 2-3 whistles with little less than 1 cup of water and salt. Drain and keep aside peanuts.
2. In a pan or wok heat oil add mustard seeds and allow to splutter, add curry leaves, green chili and sauté for 30 seconds.
3. Add peanuts and stir for a minute. Add coconut and mix well and off flame.
~ You can use dry peanuts too.
~ You can add finely chopped 1/2 tsp ginger for extra zing, I add some times. You can grind ginger and chili together and add too.
~ You can replace green chili with dry red chili.
~ You can add little grated mango if you want tangy taste.
Have a nice day ~~