Oct 12, 2008

Chundal/sundal recipes for navaratri.

As you must have seen in my last post about navratri, I said I will be posting the recipes for them. So today , I will posting the recipe for chundal.
Chundal is a popular prasadam/offering for navratri in the south. Any kind of pulses can be used. The basic recipe is the same. You can make with chick peas, bengal gram, green gram, groundnuts. This time during navaratri , I made with chana dal, Black chick peas, kabuli chana and green peas.

Any pulses/lentils- 1 cup(see list below)
Grated coconut- 1/2cup
Coriander - finely chopped

You can use chickpeas(white or black),dried peas, rajma, karamani(cowpeas).
I have also made a chundal with channa dal with a slightly different procedure.

Mustard- 1tsp
udid dal-1tsp
channa dal- 1tsp
Red chillies- 4 to 5
Curry leaves- few pinched
Gingelly oil- 2tsp
Salt to taste

Wash and Soak the pulses overnight till it softens(becomes tender).
Drain the water if any. Wash again.
Pour around 1 1/2 glass of water.
Cook them in pressure cooker till it becomes soft.(around 8 whistles, depends on your cooker)Take care it does not get mashed.
Drain the water completely.
Heat oil in a pan.
Add mustard, udid dal , channa dal and red chillies.Add curry leaves. Add the cooked pulses and salt and mix well.
Add grated coconut.Mix well.
Saute for another 4-5 minutes.(You can even cover and cook for 2-3 minutes, but take care ir does not burn at the bottom.
Garnish with coriander.

Chick pea/kabuli channa/kondakadalai chundal
For channa dal /kadala parappu chundal,
Soak the dal only for 2 hours.
Cook in a preesure cook only till soft.(just one whistle) Take care it does not turn mushy.
Heat oil in a pan.
Add mustard seeds and udid dal.
When it crackles, add hing and curry leaves.

I did not add grated coconut here.(but you can)
Garnish with coriander.
 I just squeezed in some lemon juice for a different taste. See more chundal recipes in this blog
Masoor dal chundal
Sweet payar chundal
Karamani chundal

(Pictures for this post will be updated soon.)


Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a very useful post. Loved all the different type of sundals. Looks so good. YUM!....

anudivya said...

I enjoyed seeing all the different types. My fav is pattani sundal, very nice pics.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

love all the sundals.. nice one.

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

Hi sowmya,

Looks like you have been busy the last few days. So many sundal's out there isn't it? Good to group them together under one post.

Divya Kudua said...

Yummy sundals Sowmya..hubby is sad that I won't be making sundals daily anymore..its such a nice ritual isn't it?

Cham said...

I made the white peas sundal, all are yummy :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Mouth watering dear.

padmavathi said...

Nice and great...Love all the sundals..

Priti said...

Loved all the sundals....looks yummy...

DEESHA said...

yummy .. loved all the types

Uma said...

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Ramya Bala said...

hey thats a whole lot of sundal varieties...Love them

Suma Rajesh said...

colourful sundal's..looking great..

Andhra Flavors said...

hey useful one. looks good!

Sireesha said...

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Laavanya said...

I love sundal.. must try the lemon juice tip next time.

Usha said...

Loved all the sundals looks yum :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Its really nice to see all the chundal at one place... that sounds really great and its a great to the eyes...

Divya Vikram said...

All sundal recipes in the same place..Love all these..

Purva Desai said...

Thanks for sharing different varieties of sundals....they all look drooling

Shreya said...

bookmarked! so nice to see different varieties, and so many colours:-)

Sujatha said...

great post! so many varieties! thanks for sharing :)

Sagari said...

everything looks deleciousss

Apu said...

Great post!! Have linked to you in my blog and added your blog to my blogroll!!

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