Verkadalai or Peanut Sundal, is one of the many varieties of prasadam prepared during the nine days festivities of Navratri. It is also made for the festivals like Varalakshmi Vratam. Boiled peanuts are nutritious and has many health benefits. It helps in lowering the bad cholesterol thereby reducing the chances of heart strokes.
To make the peanut sundal peanuts are boiled and then sauteed along with a tempering of mustard seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and green chilies. Fresh coconut is added to enhance the taste of the peanut sundal . Peanut sundal can also be had as a healthy tea time snack or a mid morning snack.