Friday, June 10, 2011

Peanut Sundal(Boiled Peanut Snack)

Peanuts contrary to their names are not nuts but belong to the legume family peas, lentils, chickpeas etc. Peanuts are a very good source of protein and ideal for growing children, weight and diet watchers. Boiled peanuts also contain resveratrol(the one found in red wine), which is a type of polyphenol. Resveratrol is extremely beneficial for maintaining healthy cell growth and preventing malignant growth of cells that leads to various types of cancer.  Protein rich, gluten free, grain free, tasty and easy to make, these are perfectly  healthy snack.



Preparation Time - None

Cooking Time - Around 20 - 30 Minutes

Serves - 2





Ingredients



Peanuts - 1 Cup (Raw peanuts with skin, soaked Over night)

Salt - 1/2 Tsp or to taste

Coconut Oil - 1 Tsp

Mustard seeds - 1/2 Tsp

Grated Coconut - 2 Tbsp

Chopped cilantro - 1 Tbsp

Lemon Juice - 1/2 Tsp or to taste

Curry powder - 1 Tsp or to taste



Method



1) Soak Peanuts overnight. Rinse, drain and add fresh water to just cover the surface. Add the salt and cook in pressure cooker for 3 Whistles.



2) Switch off and wait for 10-15 minutes and remove the cooked peanuts from the pressure cooker. Drain the excess water and keep it aside.



3) Heat a pan, add the coconut oil. Once the oil is hot add the mustard seeds. After the mustard seeds stop spluttering add the coconut peanuts. Saute for few minutes (1-2) till the water is all gone and you get a dry curry.



4) Now add the curry powder and the grated coconut saute for a second and switch off. Add lemon juice mix evenly and enjoy!!!



Note - You can also add grated mango, but cut down the lemon juice.

17 comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Peanut sundal looks to be great. Excellent presentation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Jay said...

delicious n healthy..:P
Tasty Appetite

Swathi said...

Peanut sundal looks delicious.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Healthy snack....yummy too

Hari Chandana said...

Simple and healthy recipe.. looks simply superb !!
Indian Cuisine

Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy and yummy snack.. Love it anytime

Chitra said...

wow love it...

Priti said...

Yummy ...use to enjoy these with friends ....

Prathibha said...

Love the sweetness of these sundal...looks yumm

SouthIndianHome said...

Looks healthy and delicious
South Indian Recipes

Barbara F. said...

Wow, I need to visit here very often. Love your healthy recipes and tips! Thanks for visiting my blog. xo,

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Perfect snack anytime! :D

Kalpana Sareesh said...

my childhood fav snack..love it..

Miriam said...

What n excellent way to eat peanuts! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Vardhini said...

My favorite snack .. looks so yummy.

Vardhini
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SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

perfect snack and looks so delicious !!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I have made and had different kind of sundals, but this is totally new, love the idea. Though I am not a big fan of raw peanuts.

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