Kara Verkadalai ~ Healthy Salad
Raw Peanuts - 1 cup
Mustard Seeds, Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves handful
Green Chilies - 2 small
Dry Red Chilies - 2
Red Chili flakes - 1/2 tsp
Hing a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Fresh Grated Coconut - 2 tsp
How to make the Kara Verkadalai
Wash and soak the raw peanuts for 30 mins. Pressure cook for 3 whistles with 1/2 cup water.
Once the pressure falls, if water is more, cook for the water to evaporate.
Heat a non stick pan with oil, when hot add curry leaves, mustard seeds, urad dal, chopped green chilies, red chilies, hing, saute well.
Then add the cooked peanuts, sprinkle salt and red chili flakes.
Simmer and cook for 5 mins.
Finally before removing garnish with fresh grated coconut.
Serve as prasadam along with Ven Pongal for the first day of Navaratri pooja.