Beach Style Peanut Sundal | Masala Verkadalai Sundal | Healthy Peanut Salad


Beach Style Peanut Sundal is a delicious and healthy peanut salad which is a specialty of Chennai Marina Beach. One thing that fascinates me about my hometown is the Beach and the amazing variety of food that it offers. The first thing that rushes to my fond memories is beach peanut sundal that it carries the flavour of the beach. Living in Pennsylvania, the state with zero beaches makes me crave for Chennai. Beach peanut sundal is packed with protein and nutrients. It has onion, tomato, grated carrot along with flavorful Indian spice powders and can be made in a jiffy for a quick breakfast or evening snack.  Come, let’s see how to make this tasty recipe at home with easy method and step by step pictures.


Cuisine: Indian/ Chennai Beach Special

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Soaking time: 2 hours

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 3


  1. Raw peanuts- 1 cup
  2. Onion- 1
  3. Tomato- 1
  4. Raw green mango- 1/3
  5. Carrot- 1 small
  6. Green chillies- 2
  7. Coriander leaves- 2 tbsp
  8. Salt- as required
  9. Red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
  10. Chaat masala- 1/4 tsp
  11. Lemon- 1/2


1. Soak peanuts in 2 cups hot water for 2 hours. Discard the water and add 1.5 cups water to it. Pressure cook for 5-6 whistles until it is cooked completely and turns soft. Remove from cooker and strain the peanuts and set aside for 10 minutes until the water drains completely.

2. Meanwhile finely chop onion, tomato, raw mango, carrot, green chillies and coriander leaves. You can also grate the carrot just the way I did and raw mango can be chopped with or without the skin.


3. Add the dry peanuts to a large mixing bowl along with the onion, tomato, raw mango, carrot, green chillies and coriander leaves to it and mix well.

4. Add red chilli powder, salt, chaat masala and mix well.

5. Squeeze lemon juice and serve immediately. Delicious and tasty beach style peanut sundal is ready to eat!



Fun Facts:

  • Peanuts are a great source of protein. They also contain other healthy nutrients, minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins. The amino acids in the protein are needed for growth and development.
  • Peanuts are NOT NUTS, they are legumes.
  • Peanuts are sometimes called “ground nuts” or “ground peas” because peanuts grow underground.
  • Astronaut Alan Shepard brought a peanut with him to the moon.
  • Marina Beach, Chennai is the second longest beach in the world, spanning 13 km (8.1 miles) on the Bay of Bengal. It attracts about 50,000 people a day and one of the top visited attractions of the country.



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