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Peanut sundal recipe

Peanut Sundal | வேர்கடலை சுண்டல்

Peanut sundal, a quick and easy stir-fry with peanuts and simple spices. A quick and easy snack anytime.


  • 1 Cup Peanuts/வேர்கடலை
  • Salt to taste approximately ¼ tsp

Roast & Grind

  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chana dal
  • ½ teaspoon white sesame seeds
  • 3 nos red chilies
  • a sprig of curry leaf


  • ½ teaspoon oil
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon 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 ina pressure cooker, add water to immerse the peanuts. Add salt and mixwell. 
  • Pressure cook for 2 whistles or until done. If making it for much older people, i would suggest cooking for 3 whistles. Lett he 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 ¾th 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.