Peanut Sundal/வேர்கடலை சுண்டல்

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Friday, July 25, 2014

Sundal is a must neivedhiyam during Vinayanagar Chathurthi/Ganesh Chathurthi or Navrathri. Apart from being a good neivedhiyam it is an healthy snack too.The sundal spice given below, ups the taste a bit. You can even add some flaxseed to the spice mix and have a fiber-rich masala for your stir-fries. 
2 tea Cup Peanuts/வேர்கடலை 
Salt to taste (approximately 1/4 tsp)

Roast & Grind
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tsp chana dal
1/2 tsp white sesame seeds
3 nos red chilies
a sprig of curry leaf
1/2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp chana dal
hing , turmeric each a pinch
  • Soak Peanuts in warm water for 10 minutes. While the peanuts are soaking, dry roast the ingredients given under roast & grind in a kadai. Let them cool for a minute or two, then powder them coarsely in a mixer.
  • Drain excess water from the peanuts and take it in a pressure cooker, add water to immerse the peanuts. Add salt and mix well. 
  • Pressure cook for 2 whistles or until done. If making it for much older people, i would suggest cooking for 3 whistles. Let the pressure release on its own, remove the peanuts from the cooker, drain the excess water and keep it aside until use.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, add hing, turmeric and chana dal. When the dal browns a bit, add the drained peanuts and saute well. 
  • To this, add 3/4th of the ground spice mix and mix well. Let this be on the stove in a simmer flame for another 4-5 minutes for the flavors to mingle. Take it off the stove and serve warm.

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  1. Lovely pictures with the flowers and the lamp. Very festive. Never heard of peanut sundal, that sounds yummy!

  2. healthy and yummy sundal...nice clicks...

  3. Love this sundal to the core, beautiful festive presentation Priya..

  4. I love this sundal..very nicely done..

  5. Although we do not make this sundal that much, I love the taste of it. I have tasted it in temples. Nice offering to god.

  6. Nice recipe. In our Engineers' Club, a similar snack is served and I think it's the same basically, except that it is garnished with chopped onion, corander and green chillies.Thanks for the post


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