Monday, May 2, 2011

#10 - I am Losing weight eating Boiled Peanut salad(Peanut a.k.a "Kadalai" Sundal) !

Yes, you heard it right the first time. I am losing weight and I am eating a serving of boiled peanut salad at least once a week for a snack. There is a myth that eating peanuts or any nuts for that matter will lead to increased weight and like I said that is just a myth. In my opinion eating too much of anything will cause an increase in weight and will not do so much good on the body, not just peanuts. These legumes are a bunch packed with some good nutrients, essential Vitamin E and contain about 25 % protein, more than most of the nuts themselves. They are also a good source of fiber. You know it doesn't get better when I say that I found these peanuts also contain what is called mono saturated fat that is good for the heart. Besides they do me a lot good by keeping me full when I take a serving of this salad in the evening for snack. I am so full that my dinner portions are almost halved. Plus who wouldn't love some spicy peanut "sundal" (as we call in south India) by the beach side or on a rainy day on your porch? So, what are you waiting for ? go ahead and try some!! It is about 5pp on weight watchers but like I already mentioned, a really worthwhile snack to invest the points in!!

Things Needed:
1 cup of peanuts, washed well
2/3 cup of sliced carrots
1/2 medium onion chopped finely
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp mustard
1 tsp Lemon juice
1 tsp salt
Oil to drizzle

Cooking Method:
-> Wash and drain the peanuts into a pressure cooker.
-> Add water till the peanuts are immersed in it, add the salt and let it cook
for about 6 whistles on medium flame and then switch off.
-> When the pressure cooker cools, open and drain the cooked peanuts and keep
them aside.
-> In a pan drizzle some oil and let it heat.
-> When the oil is heated, add the mustard and let it crackle.
-> Add the onions and carrot and fry till they are cooked well.
-> Add the chilli powder and the cooked peanuts and mix then well and keep
aside and mix in the lemon juice for a tangy finish.


  1. what a perfect looking snack- nicely done!
    US Masala

  2. Sundallai vaithu kalakiteenga... superb way to lose weight though:) good luck..

  3. nice information dear...
    Healthy delicious sundal :)

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  5. @Aipi and @Aruna : Thank you so much for the support!! @ Reva :- Thanks for the tip, your pictures are such an inspiration to me!!

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing me to your blog. Healthy sundal.