Nilakadalai Sundal / Peanut Sundal


As Navratri season, I have been trying out sundal and sweet recipes as offering to Goddess. I have shared few sundal recipes, and now this is a new entry to my sundal list – Peanut Sundal / Nilakadalai sundal. Let us move on to the recipe…

Do check out my other sundal in this link:

Nilakadalai / Peanut Sundal

Nilakadalai / Peanut Sundal


  • Raw peanuts / Nilakadalai – 1 cup
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – a pinch
  • Split Blackgram – a pinch
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Red chilies – 3 nos


  • Pressure-cook the peanuts/nilakadalai in water for 5 whistles.
  • Remove the lid when the pressure subsides, drain the water and keep the peanuts aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add in mustard seeds, split black gram, red chilies and curry leaves. Wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the peanuts/nilakadalai, stir it for few mins.
  • Add in the grated coconut along with required amount of salt and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Transfer to a bowl.

Serve hot. This goes out well for breakfast or tea-time snack, also done as offering for goddess in times of Navratri.

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