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Peanuts Sundal | Verkadalai Sundal

Peanut Sundal
Sundal is a South Indian snacks prepared with black chana or brown chana or green gram or chana dal or peanut as main ingredient.This protein rich snacks is prepared on festivals like Navarathri , Ganesh Chaturthi. My mom prepares Sundal as a evening snacks. Instead of eating bakery items as tea time snacks, this nutrient rich sundal is a best alternative. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian snacks - Peanuts Sundal - Verkadalai Sundal.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins 
Ready In:  30 mins 
Yields: 3 servings
Verkadalai Sundal

Peanuts | Verkadalai 
1 cup 
Onions chopped (Optional) 
1/2 cup
2 tbsp
1/4 tsp
Chana dal
1 tsp
Urad dal
1 tsp
Ginger finely chopped
1 tsp
Green Chilly slit open
Curry leaves
Shredded coconut
2 tbsp
Coriander Leaves
For Garnishing

  • Soak peanuts for 2.5 hours . Remove the outer layer ( This is optional). 
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  •  Pressure cook soaked peanuts for 4-5 whistles till it turns soft. 
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  •  Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, red chilly and curry leaves.When mustard splutter, add channa dal,urad dal and ginger. Fry till chana dal turns golden colour.  Add curry leaves and green chillies.
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  •  Add chopped onions and fry it till onions turn translucent. Add cooked peanuts and salt. Fry for a min. Switch off the stove. Add shredded coconut and coriander leaves.
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Peanuts Sundal | Verkadalai Sundal
Peanuts Sundal | Verkadalai Sundal

Avoid onions when cooking for Festivals.
Adjust chillies to your taste.


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