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Peanut Sundal Recipe

peanut sundal or verkadalai sundal recipe with step by step photos.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 2
Author: Radhika


  • Raw Peanuts or Verkadalai - 1 cup
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Asafetida – 2 pinch
  • Whole dry red chilies – 3
  • Fresh grated coconut – 5 tbsp
  • Curry leaf – 1 sprig
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1 tsp


  • Heat 1-1/2 to 2 cups of water in a bowl to lukewarm temperature and add peanuts to it. Close with a lid and let it soak for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, transfer the peanuts along with the water to a pressure cooker and more water till the peanuts are completely covered.
  • Add salt, mix well and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.
  • After the pressure is released, drain the water completely and keep aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add broken whole dry red chilies, asafetida, curry leaf and give it a stir.
  • Add boiled peanuts and toss well.
  • Take the pan off fire and add grated coconut.
  • Toss well so that the coconnut gets mixed well with the peanuts.
  • Peanut sundal is ready.
  • Serve hot or warm.