South Indian cuisine has come to be recognised for its stellar dishes far and wide. Some of the favourites that we just can't get over are idlis, tomato rice, sambar, chettinad chicken, chicken 65 and obviously dosa. In fact, idli and dosas have become a staple breakfast option in all corners of the country. What we love about the cuisine is its use of the heady mustard, alongside the freshness of curry leaves and the crunchy dal and peanuts which bring wholesome flavours to every bite we take. That being said, have you ever wondered if there could be dish solely made with these star ingredients of the cuisines? Turns out, there is one - Peanut Sundal.
Peanuts are a healthy option to snack on
Peanut Sundal is like a peanut chaat loaded on south Indian flavours, from mustard and curry leaves and grated coconut; this snack will directly transport you to the pristine beaches of Tamil Nadu. This dish is a popular teatime snack and is also used as Prasad during navratri.
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Health Benefits Of Peanuts:
Peanuts are a great source of plant-based protein and in fact, 100gms of peanuts meet up almost half of our daily protein needs. It is loaded on good fats and fibers and despite being high on calories; it is nutrients rich and low on carbs. Curry leaves are great for gut health and digestion and so is coconut. This is an easy to prepare protein-packed tea-time snack that's definitely worth giving a try, read the recipe here:
How To Make Peanut Sundal l Peanut Sundal Recipe:
Take a cup of peanuts and soak them in water for 2 hours, now cook it in a pressure cook for 2 whistles. In a pan heat oil and the ingredients, one by one and sauté, finish off with grated coconuts and serve hot. For more details, read the recipe here.
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So, there you have it, a simple yet nutritious evening snack to satiate your cravings and meet your daily protein needs. How did you like the recipe, let us know in the comments below.