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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27 comments:

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

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

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  3. Yummmm....

    http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

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

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  5. Healthy and nutritious sundal!!

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  6. healthy high protein sundal
    Great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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

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

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  9. wow very perfect and yummy snacks..
    http://www.indiantastyfoodrecipes.com/

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  10. my most fav sundal...looks yumm!!

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

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

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  13. Never get bored of this sundal, irresistible.

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  14. Healthy and tempting yummy sundal...

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

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

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

    Nitya

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