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Go Nuts For Peanuts..Peanut Sundal/Stir Fry

Posted Jun 08 2010 8:37am
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..

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 

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.
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