Peanut sundal recipe was in my try list for long time. Actually i wanted to post this during last year Navaratri .But i couldn’t .. I am happy at least this year i could do it..We all love peanuts very much but i don’t buy it often. So very rarely peanuts make its appearance in my kitchen. This time i bought peanuts just to prepare this sundal.. We loved it..Recently we went to a golu dolls exhibition to see the latest arrivals.Raksha wanted to buy this “Gandhi bommai” to keep in kolu.I kept it in the background and clicked this sundal picture last week.Today being Gandhi jayanthi , i thought of sharing this post with Gandhi doll in background . Happy Gandhi jayanthi friends ..
Coming to this recipe , actually peanuts are soaked for a minimum of 1 hour before cooking. But i soaked it for 20-30 minutes in hot water. It was cooked very well. In this instance i would like to share a tip which i read in a book..
For quick soaking of grains and to get a soft sundal,heat water above boiling point (let it over boil) and pour it in a hot pack. Now wash and add the grains. Add a big pinch of cooking soda in the water.Mix well and cover the hot pack tightly.By doing this way , grains soak well in lesser time .Soda helps the grains to cook soft.Before pressure cooking , rinse the grains well to remove the soda and then pressure cook it adding required salt and water.It cooks very well yet firm and soft ..I have followed this tip for soaking rajma , white channa and green peas.If u follow this method , these grains need only 3-4 hours of soaking time.Even peanuts need very less soaking time may be 20-30 minutes…Try this tip. It surely works great ..
Lemon juice - few drops (optional)