Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Peanuts Sundal

All of our Tamil friends in Olympia do Prayer for Lord Murugan every week of Karthigai Month.  We will start with slokhas by kids, followed by singing Kandha Shasti Kavacham, Sri Lingastakam, Thirupugazh and few other Murugan Songs. This year we made it more informative and discussed a lot about 'Aarupadai veedugal' with kids. It was the last week of Karthigai Month in my friend's  place.  My Dear Friends ordered me J to make their favorite Peanuts sundal for the Potluck. They didn't know that it is so easy for me. Juz joking.

Raw Peanuts-------------> 4 Cups
Onion --------------------->1 cup(Finely Chopped)
Cilantro ------------------->1 cup(Finely Chopped)
Mustard Seeds----------->2 tsp
Urad dhal------------------>2 tsp
Oil--------------------------->5 tsp
Salt-------------------------->A2Y taste
For Masala Powder                        
Cocunut-------------------->1/2 Cup(Fresh or powdered)
Split Roasted Channa Dhal--------------------->1/4 cup(Pottukadalai)
Red Chillies---------------->5
Grind the above items (without water) and keep it ready.

  • Soak the peanuts overnight and pressure cook it with salt(If soaking is not done, leave it more whistles; it will not be mashed like other beans.)                          
  • Drain the excess water completely                         
  • Heat oil in a pan; once it is hot add mustard seeds and urad dhal.                             
  • Add the cooked peanuts, stir it for couple of minutes.                   
  • Now add the Masala Powder, Salt and mix it well for couple of minutes                          
  • Finally add the raw onions and mix them, Switch off the stove                             
  • Garnish with cilantro                                                 
Shredded Carrots and Mango will make the sundal more tasty, if added.              

Prayer went very well and we were having dinner. All of a sudden, my DF become dizzy. My brain stopped working immediately. Luckily all of our friends were around.                  
Our heartfelt Thanks to all our friends for taking care and giving moral support in the difficult situation. Million Thanks for their prayers too.                      
It was so stressful moment, but nothing very serious by Lord Murugan’s Grace.

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