Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Peanut Salad / Verkadalai Sundal

A very popular street food in India, this peanut salad (or sundal??)is simple, easy to make and yummy. Goes well with a good book or a nice movie!!


Raw Peanuts - 1 cup (soak overnight / 4 hours and pressure cook for 2 whistles)
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Tomato - 1 finely chopped
Green Chillies - 2 finely chopped
Cucumber - 1/2 finely chopped (optional)
Carrot - 1/2 finely grated (optional)
Chilli Powder - 1t
Black Salt/Rock salt - to taste (if not available substitute with table salt)
Lemon Juice - 1 T
Coriander leaves - for garnish


Mix the peanuts, onion and tomato (cucumbers and carrot,) and green chillies if using in a large bowl.
Sprinkle the chilli powder and salt and mix well. Add lemon juice and mix again.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
You can serve it warm or cold.

Serving Suggestion: Roll a newspaper layered with tissue into a cone (You dont want newsprint ink in your food). Stuff the salad into the cone till the brim. Sit next to a window and eat while watching the world go by.

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