Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Day 1#: Verkadalai Sundal / Groundnut Sundal | Navarathiri Recipes

Navarathiri / Navratri starts today and hope everyone are getting busy with their vrat and golu arrangements. We do not keep golu at home but I have always wanted to try my hands on keeping a fully filled 7-step golu. I know that it needs extreme patience, great tending to the idols and vikragams bought ~ both which I lack and hence we never celebrated Navarathiri just as it had to be. Okay I am not into all those stuff this time too and I am not supposed to go on fasting, but I am trying to get a hang of it by going just for the basics. So have decided to keep it simple by making a sundal each day and doing a small pooja every evening for the next nine days. This is a good start for me, I would say. So all that you guys are gonna see here for the next nine days will be sundal varieties only.

Since today is the first day, I wanted to kick start the day with a sweet and a sundal. So made semiya kesari and verkadalai sundal for neivedhiyam.

~*What U Need*~
Verkadalai / Groundnut - 1 cup
Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
Salt - as needed

To Temper:
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 3/4 tsp
Red chilli - 2
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp

How I Made it:
Soak peanuts for 2 hours and pressure cook it with salt and water for 3 whistles or till soft. Drain water and set aside.

Heat oil in a kadai and temper with mustard, urad dhal, red chilli, hing and curry leaves.

Add the cooked peanuts and stir fry for 1 or 2 mins. Add the grated coconut and fry for 1 minute. Transfer to serving bowl.

Serve hot!!! Healthy guilt free snack ready.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Wow..absolutely yummy sundal..Just now seen one from jay...Happy Navrathri Vimitha !

  2. ahh just looking at these is making my hungry!! look great!!

  3. Yummmm....


  4. wow healthy n yummy sundal,me too posted it:)

  5. healthy high protein sundal

  6. verkadalai sundal is one of my favorites...we too had it yesterday..yours looks yummy

  7. Delicious sundal..Happy navaratri!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats corner

  8. wow very perfect and yummy snacks..

  9. I did this sundal today Vimi but I didn't add Urad dhall...

  10. Love it anytime, any way it is made :)

  11. Never get bored of this sundal, irresistible.

  12. Healthy and tempting yummy sundal...

  13. Easy and delicious snack..perfect for the festival too!!

  14. Wow nice peanut sundal great for everything.Mostly snack.

  15. I could eat peanuts everyday forever! haha, this recipe looks great :)
    thanks for sharing!



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