Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Go Nuts For Peanuts..Peanut Sundal/Stir Fry

Know What U Eat: Your Heart will GO NUTS FOR PEANUTS..Peanuts are a very good source of mono-unsaturated fats, the type of fat that is emphasized in the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet. Goes right for MLLA-24, hosted by Diana, event started by Susan, do check her host line-up for MLLA's.
Some heart healthy-peanut-friendly practical usage of peanuts in your daily routine: 
1.To help prevent colon cancer, avoid pickled foods, but enjoy peanuts at least twice each week.
2. Spread peanut butter on your morning waffle, whole grain toast or mid-morning crackers.
3. Add a tablespoon of peanut butter to your morning smoothie.
4. Enjoy a handful of dry roasted peanuts with a glass of tomato juice as an afternoon snack.
5. Combine peanut butter, coconut milk, and ready-to-use Thai red or green curry paste for a quick, delicious sauce. Pour over healthy sautéed vegetables. 
6. Toss cooked brown rice with sesame oil, chopped peanuts, scallions, sweet red pepper, parsley and currants.
7. Having a handful of peanuts as an afternoon pick me up, or tossing some peanuts on your oatmeal or salad.
8. I have heard about a lot of sundal variations using various beans and have also seen in blogosphere..but have tried doing it for the first time..and believe me, its super yummy..Follow this recipe for great anytime snack. OR after school snack for kids..


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Ingredients:
1 C Peanuts/Groundnuts, pressure cooked/boiled with some salt
1 medium size onion, diced
3 tbsp grated coconut 
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Urad dal
2 Dry red chillies/green chillies
Few Curry Leaves 
Asafetida (hing) - a pinch
1 tsp Oil 


Method:
1. Clean and wash peanuts and pressure cook them in water under tender. Soaking reduces the cooking time..but it can be also made without soaking which may take upto 10 whistles.
2. Drain excess water and set aside.
3. Heat up the oil and fry the mustard seeds, urad dal, asafetida,and chillies.
4. Now add onion and cook untill translucent.
5. Add the cooked nuts,curry leaves, and coconut and stir for a minute. Check for salt at this point of time. Add if neccessary. Serve warm. Great as anytime snack.

34 comments:

Priti said...

U made the simple peanut sundal make it looks so yummy...nice pic

Rachana Kothari said...

Thats such a healthy and a delicious stir fry! Lovely click!

lata raja said...

Recently I read all these facts about peanuts being good for health and started popping some dry roasted peanuts around teatime.
This sundal makes it even more desirable. Noted and will cook them regularly.

Nithu Bala said...

My favourite sundal..yummy..

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

Nice to know all the facts about peanuts..my son is cookie maniac, especially oreo cookies..so I try to buy the ones with peanut butter in it hoping he'll get atleast something healthy out of it...maybe not much, it has more sugar less peanuts in it :)

srikars kitchen said...

Healthy sundal.. looks fabulous.

Sharmilee! :) said...

HEalthy appetising sundal...luv peanuts

Pavithra said...

I love sundal anytime of the day as its healthy as well as wonderful snack too..

Nithya said...

Yummy yummy. I like peanuts a lot. :)

Preeti Kashyap said...

yumm..i love this sundal.

Sarah Naveen said...

nice pic..looks so yummy!!!

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

I can have this peanut sunadal anytime..healthy and tasty!!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Delicious Sundal! Gimme anytime.

Panchpakwan said...

Yuumy peanut sundal...love to have it any time!!

PS said...

pic looks very inviting.. and simple to make

Priya said...

One of my fav sundal, love anything with peanuts..

Mriganayani said...

I've heard all about the high proteins in peanuts - but always thought they were high in fat too - but if its good mono unsaturated - that's just another excuse for me to have these often. Love your sundal with this!

Rice Palette said...

The photo alone makes me want to try this! Thanks for sharing!!

Vivarjitha said...

this is a great dish...nutritious one...my mom makes so much of this...i luv it!!!

Kiran said...

Nice and healthy sundal.

jeyashrisuresh said...

nice and yummy peanut sundal, i llove to add in salads, sambhar rice since my daughter is a great fan of this.
now- a days i add a spoon of honey in my salads(tip given by you),tastes so yum. thanks for sharing the tip

shanthi said...

Simple and healthy

Parita said...

Sundal looks delicious, i usually have small packets of peanuts in my purse for munching inbetween the meals, its healthy and fulfilling at the same time :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very healthy facts about peanuts...Simple yet tasty...Nice picture.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

SpicyTasty said...

love peanuts sundal..looks so tempting!!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

My fav sundal. Looks so good. YUM!

Turmericnspice said...

an old fav, looks awesome!!

Leena said...

I prepare this dish often,yours looks delicious!

Angie's Recipes said...

Great picture! Never had anything like this...so yummy!

Spice said...

Love peanuts...recipe sounds tasty, I have never tasted peanuts in sundal form....

Pari said...

This can be a good side dish as well as perfect for snacking.

M D said...

Peanut sundal. I love peanuts. Definitely yum!

J said...

I never thought peanuts were really that healthy! thanks for sharing the facts!

divya said...

First time here in u r blog.u have wonderful blog and nice recipes .i love to follow u...

 
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