Tuesday 7 October 2008


Its Navaratri time !!!!! and time for Sundals. Each day one Sundal is prepared to know more about it please refer to the Sundal Menu in the article below.
This sundal is an all time favorite and can be made in a jiffy without the pre-planned soaking that is associated with the other Sundals(pulses). It is also distributed as Prasad in temples.

Kadalai Paruppu (Chana dal/ Bengal gram) - 250 grams
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Udad dal - 1 tsp
Green chillies – 3-4
Red chillies – 1-2 broken into 2 halves
Turmeric -1/4 tsp
Asafetida (Hing) - a small pinch
Freshly grated Coconut – 1-2 tbsps
Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
Salt as per taste.
Curry leaves – a sprig
Coriander leaves for garnish
Soak the Bengal Gram in water for 2-3 hours, rinse out well, add some turmeric powder and half a cup of water and pressure cook it for about 3-4 whistles. Don’t throw the water in which the chana dal has been boiled as it contains a lot of nutrients. Keep the boiled chana dal aside.
In a Kadhai (wok), Add oil, when it is hot, Add the mustard seeds and when they begin to crackle, Add udad dal and the red chillies, when the udad dal becomes slightly pink, add the green chillies and the curry leaves and fry well, now add in the boiled Chana dal and turmeric, asafetida and salt. Mix well. Cover the kadhai with a lid. Don’t add water, The boiled chana already has some water, so let it cook. Once all the water is soaked up Add freshly grated coconut and some coriander leaves and mix well.
Serve hot with Rice and Rasam or enjoy it as it is.

I would like to send this to Festive Food Event of Navarathri hosted by Lakshmi of Taste of Mysore


sowmya said...

looks good..I made this too ..love to eat as it is..

LG said...

Thanks for participating. It is raining sundal everywhere, yours looks bright and nice.

Priti said...

Sundal looking yum....Thanks for the lovely entry dear

Vidhya said...

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Srivalli said...

Thats so lovely...thanks for sharing!

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