However, the idea of peanut sundal has always been appealing esp since I LOVE that nut, especially in this form. Dry peanuts, roasted ones, well….I can leave sooner than take… but boiled peanut sundal is the ultimate in taste so of course I reserved it for the last day of Navarathri.
By now, I hope I’ve established that I do NOT like to labour over cooking – I like the simple and quick recipes without compromising on taste.
2 cups of raw peanuts (boiled in pressure cooker)
For thadka or thalichi or sautee
1/2 teaspoons small mustard seeds
1 teaspoon urad dal
2 green chillies
1 teaspoon of olive oil
In a pan heat oil, throw in the thadka stuff and let the green chillies spice up the oil. Add the peanuts and stir with thadka. Add salt. Stir and allow to cook on medium heat for 3 minutes.
Secret tip: The trick is to use the right amount of water to cook the peanuts. If there is too much water drain most of it, but save a little to use to cook with other ingredients in the pan – This water will also help the peanuts absorb the salt and spicy flavours. Try it out!