Thursday

Peanut Chundal

Growing up I remember accompanying my mom to many homes during Navrathri for vetalai-paak. it would be fun..as we would get some gift and i would get to hear the gossip..which by the way i would repeat verbatim to my sis who refused to come to any such places and chundal (not a hot favorite). The painful part was the singing..and i used to sing a song which was just 4 lines...any time there was a request to sing a song...bam! i would sing that song in express speed ;)

I have not been a big fan of chundal and when amma made it i actually would combine it with the vella-payasam or something sweet and eat..The only chundal i would eat and protect it as if it were my property is peanut chundal. I love peanuts..so it is obvious why i love this.



The recipe is soo easy and honestly..you cannot overeat it..even if you try..it is just not possible!!

Ingredients:

Peanuts : 1/2 cup
Oil - 1 tsp.
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Urad Dal and Chana Dal - 1/4 tsp. each
Red Chilly - 2
Hing - a pinch
Coconut Grated - 1 tbls
Curry leaves - 4 torn
Salt - as needed

Method:

1. Pressure cook the peanuts with reqd. salt and keep aside.

2. In a pan, add the oil, then the mustard seeds. When they splutter, add the dals and the red chilly and fry till the dals change color.

3. Add the Curry leaves and hing and cook for a couple of seconds..then add the peanuts and cook for a couple of minutes.

4. Finish it off by adding the grated coconut.


This is off to Viji of Vcuisine who is hosting RCI - Tamil Festivals.

35 comments:

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Rajitha....Such sweet childhood memories :-)) So its u and ur sis at home...even we are two sisters....my younger sis would faithfully tell me every conversation she comes across :-))
Hey so when we meet...u have to sing ur short songs for us ...ok na..?
Nice Sundal.....YUM :-)

Asha said...

It's really tasty.Never made it before until las t week, thanks to Tamil cookbooks.Looks great Rajitha!:)

Madhu said...

We call Guguri in kannada, I usually make this with moong dal. Peanut sounds very good have to try it, Little goes a long way.

Kribha said...

Before I got married my hubby asked me about some of my fav foods. This peanut sundal was second in the list. Your pic is making my mouth water. Looks great.

Sreelu said...

Rajitha pic looks great, but I just cannot tolerate peanuts.so not for me

TBC said...

Wow! How simple is that! I have not tried peanut sundal before. I wanna reach out and grab some.

Which is that 4-line song? ;-)

Puspha said...

Delicious snack.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow looks very mnuch tempting...!Neat th picture Rajitha...Thanx for the recipe...!

Kamini said...

my favorite snack .... only not mnay make this for navaratri,only that horrible chana sundal...
but well we can make it for ourselves right? foodies that we are...

lakshmi said...

bad bad girl - :nono: - tempting me with all those peanuts right in the morning.

Padmaja said...

Hey Rajitha!! Boiled peanuts are one snack i just can't stop eating!!your dish is so yummy!!

sra said...

I like this sundal, don't come across it v. often, and somehow, boiling peanuts doesn't come naturally to me - not used to it regularly so I don't remember it. Once in a while, someone would bring them fresh from their field or their village, then they would be pressure-cooked in their shells.

Swaroopa said...

i love peanuts too.and son too. will try ur recipe soon. my son wud be thankful to you ;-)

Sandeepa said...

have never had this...looks good.
Loved your sprouts recipe

Rina said...

Hey, I made something similar to this with roasted p-nuts, with raw onions, chillies and coriander - may be to say it is a chat. Your sundal is unique, looks gr8. Thx for sharing.

Latha said...

That looks delicious Rajitha!

Seena said...

A very healthy snack Rajitha..,Nice to hear your childhood memories which took me too back to such sweet memories..

Apple said...

Looks great Rajitha..I love peanuts..I sometimes make a sweet version of this with grated jaggery and coconut...both taste great..

Rajitha said...

sirisha- i think youger sibling adore their older ones..tho they do not show it...and when we meet u will be busy cooking girl, coz i want to eat all that yummy food u make!!

asha- isn't it funny that tho all of us all from the south and have many similar recipes..there are still many unique ones too

madhu - with moong-dal...something like kosambri??


kribha - glad to make ur mouth water..coz you do it to me all the time :)

sreelu - too bad girl :(...wish u liked peanuts....unless u have an allergy...then sorry...


tbc- then go ahead grab it...the song started as 'amari pramari.....i don't think i can sing that now...bray..i can ;)

pushpa - thanks :)

raks - try it girl..so easy

kamini - i guess people want to make horrible chundal so that nobody wishes they had more ;) i hear u on the foodie bit...

lakshmi - aren't u the chocolate girl..this is nothing compared to what u did to me....

padmaja - same here..esp. on the peanuts boiled with shells..but this tends to get heavy....

sra - in all honesty this is the first time i am making...born out of desparation for the RCI but with lots of love and anticipation to eat!!

swaroopa - would love it if you littel boy likes it...that would make my day :)

sandeepa - thnks...the sprouts is my fav too

rina - that is yummy!! i love chatpata stuff..

latha - thnks :)

seena - glad to take u back on memory-lane girl

apple - with jaggery and coconut..yumm...do post that recipe if you have tine

Namratha said...

I totally love this chundal too dear, esp when the peanuts are boiled...hmmm! Now its high time you moved here honey..:-D

Cynthia said...

Through visiting various blogs I've seen this preparation of peanuts but I've never had it this way. Looks delicious.

Vcuisine said...

Dear Rajitha, thank you so much for the entry. The picture is awesome. Just tempting to grab. Appreciate your interest in participating this event. Have a good day. Viji

Rajitha said...

namratha - i agree with u too girl..i think i gotta move too ;)

cynthia - do try it..it is pretty good

viji - thnks..i would not miss the event...all the fun is in participating :)

sagari said...

nice recipe looks delicious

Sivani said...

I'm going to have to make this especially for the little peanut in our house :-)

Sig said...

Looks so yummy.... Beautiful picture... Can't believe you actually went through the torture of singing for some gifts and gossip :D

Laavanya said...

Oops.. I think my (earlier) comment vanished. Anyway.. am back. That peanut sundal looks ravishing. I love boiled peanuts a whole lot more than the roasted, drier versions.. :)

Mocha said...

You brought back memories of my childhood. When we used to go our grandma place in TN we used to buy it from a vendor every evening. I am sure he loved to see the kids from Kerala on vacation. Miss those days

Rajitha said...

sagari - thnks

sivani - do let me know if ur little peanut likes the peanut chundal

sig - err...what can i say..but i was an innocent child ( translates to a dummy!)

laavanya - boiled peanuts are pretty addictive..

mocha - glad to revive ur childhood memories :)

Padma said...

Rajitha, never thought we can replace peanuts for chana in Sundal, new to me :)

Suma Gandlur said...

It must be yummier with the peanuts. Can we use the regular peanuts for this? Or do we have to go with the shelled ones?

Kumudha said...

This is new to me. Always ate sundal made with garbanzzo beans and channa dal!

Mythili said...

Rajitha - Peanuts chundal .. that's neat! I think I will try it out tonight :)

Rajitha said...

padma - i really enjoy only this one...

suma - you can use the regular ones we get from indian stores..raw ones

kumudha - not many people make it this way..try it..you will like it if you like peanuts

mythili - sure girl...and lemme know :)

anusharaji(www.talimpu.com) said...

thats one mouthwatering recipe rajitha...great for winter