Verkadalai Sundal, Peanut Sundal, Nilakadalai Sundal

verkadalai sundal, peanut sundal, nilakadalai sundal

Today I am here with Verkadalai Sundal recipe. This is a easy to prepare sundal/ stir fry with peanuts / groundnuts. It is navarathri time and I wanted to post some simple sundal varieties that can be offered to God. I prepared this sundal yesterday evening  for snack and I clicked immediately to post it in the blog. Not only for navarathri, this can be prepared on other days too to serve as snack.

verkadalai sundal, peanut sundal, nilakadalai sundal

How to prepare verkadalai Sundal?

Wash and soak raw peanuts in enough water for about 2 hours. Then pressure cook them. Retain couple of tablespoons of water and drain excess liquid from the cooked peanuts. Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when they sputter add green chillies, curry leaves and grated ginger and fry for a minute. Next add asafoetida, mix well. Then add cooked peanuts along with retained water, required salt, mix well and cook till all the liquid evaporates. This ensures that the peanuts catches flavour.  Now add the grated coconut, mix well and turn off the heat.  Serve the sundal warm.

verkadalai sundal, peanut sundal, nilakadalai sundal

Preparing Verkadalai Sundal with step by step pictures

Verkadalai Sundal, Peanut Sundal, Nilakadalai Sundal


Verkadalai Sundal

Quick and easy to prepare snack using peanuts / groundnuts.
Category : Snacks
Recipe Developed, Cooked and Clicked by :
Published : October 02, 2016
Prep time : 2 hours 15 mins (including soaking time); Cook time : 20 mins; Total time : 2 hours 35 mins
Yield : 2 servings


Ingredients :

  • Dried Raw Peanuts : 1 Cup
  • Oil : 2 Teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Green Chilles : 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Curry Leaves : 1 Sprig
  • Ginger : 1 Tablespoon (grated)
  • Asafoetida : a pinch
  • Salt : To taste
  • Grated coconut : 2 – 3 Tablespoons

Instructions :

  1. Wash and soak peanuts in enough water. Then pressure cook them. Drain excess liquid, retaining 2 tablespoons of water.
  2. Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when they sputter, add green chillies, curry leaves and grated ginger and fry for a minute.
  3. Then add asafoetida and mix well.
  4. Now add the cooked peanuts along with retained water and required salt, mix well and cook till all the excess liquid evaporates.
  5. Add grated coconut, mix well and turn off the heat. Then serve the sundal warm.

Notes :

  • You can add salt, while cooking the sundal. This is recommended as salt catches better this way. Even if you forget, panic not, we can add it later.
  • Instead of adding green chillies, red chillies can be used too.
  • If you are preparing this to serve as snack, you can add chopped onions in step 2. This adds more flavour to the sundal.
  • Soaking is required for dried raw peanuts, that are sold in packs. But if you are using peanuts from farm, that requires de-shelling, you can cook it without soaking.


verkadalai sundal, peanut sundal, nilakadalai sundal

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