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Peanut Salad/ Sundal/ Kadala Sundal

Written By Srimathi Mani on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | 8:26 PM

Of all the sundal's/salad's out there this one happens to be one of my favorites. I make them with and without onions  depending on the occasion. During navarathri celebrations, I make them to offer it to people who come for the kolu. But, if I am serving it for a party to go with cocktail, I make it extra spicy with onions. The peanut sundal cannot be made in an instant. Some prep work is required before the peanuts are cooked and made into sundal. Soaking time for sundal can go anytime between overnight to a minimum of 5 hours. My sister who is a pro at cooking the peanuts (she uses them for kadala kozhambu) tells me the texture of the soaked peanuts matter. If you do not soak it long enough, they may appear to be well cooked initially but when made into a sundal, it might not taste cooked. So please soak well before cooking the peanuts. On taking her advice, I soaked long enough and made this simple sundal for a snack.


Gadgets:

Bowls
Pressure Cooker
Measuring Cups and Spoons
Frying pan
Spatula
Cutting Board
Knife

Ingredients:

Raw Peanuts - 1 cup
Onion- 1 small finely cubed
Green Chillies - 2
Curry Leaves - a few
Cilantro - a few strands finely minced
Ginger- 1 inch cut into cubes
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Salt
Asafoetida Powder - 1/8 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Water - Enough to soak the peanuts and cook the peanuts


Preparation:

1. Soak the peanuts in sufficient water over night or at least 12 hours.

2. Pressure cook the peanuts with some salt on high to a whistle and then reduce it to low and allow it to cook to 3 whistle. Allow for the pressure to release and then open the pressure cooker and drain the water.

3. Heat a frying pan with oil. Add asafoetida, mustard seeds and allow for it to pop. Add onions, green chillies, ginger and curry leaves. Cook until onions are well done. Add coconut and give it a stir. Add turmeric powder and blend it in.

4. Add peanuts and mix well. Add some salt if needed. Garnish with cilantro and serve it hot as cocktail peanuts or as a snack.

Note: If you are trying to prepare the onion free version, omit onions in the 3rd step and follow the above recipe.


7 comments:

  1. My favourite sundal
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  2. Wish i get a bowl of this sundal rite now,tempting.

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  3. Delicious. Nothing more need be said!

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  4. Delicious and healthy. Love all sundal recipe.

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