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.


1 cup Any pulses/lentils- (see list below)
1/2 cup Grated coconut
Coriander – finely chopped
can You use chickpeas(white or black),dried peas, rajma, karamani(cowpeas).
I have also made a chundal with channa dal with a slightly different procedure.
1 tsp Mustard
1 tsp udid dal
1 tsp channa dal
4 to 5 Red chillies
pinched Curry leaves- few
2 tsp Gingelly oil
to taste Salt


  1. Wash and Soak the pulses overnight till it softens(becomes tender).
  2. Drain the water if any. Wash again.
  3. Pour around 1 1/2 glass of water.
  4. Cook them in pressure cooker till it becomes soft.(around 8 whistles, depends on your cooker)Take care it does not get mashed.
  5. Drain the water completely.
  6. Heat oil in a pan.
  7. Add mustard, udid dal , channa dal and red chillies.Add curry leaves. Add the cooked pulses and salt and mix well.
  8. Add grated coconut.Mix well.
  9. 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.
  10. 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)


  1. 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.)

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  1. Sukanya Ramkumar

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

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

  3. Mahimaa's kitchen

    love all the sundals.. nice one.

  4. 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.

  5. Divya Kudua

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

  6. I made the white peas sundal, all are yummy 🙂

  7. Lubna Karim

    Mouth watering dear.

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

  9. Loved all the sundals….looks yummy…

  10. yummy .. loved all the types

  11. wow, you have lots of yummy sundal recipes here. Each and everyone looks delicious Sowmya!

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

  13. Suma Rajesh

    colourful sundal’s..looking great..

  14. Andhra Flavors

    hey useful one. looks good!

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

  17. Loved all the sundals looks yum 🙂

  18. Ramya Vijaykumar

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

  19. Divya Vikram

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

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

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

  22. great post! so many varieties! thanks for sharing 🙂

  23. everything looks deleciousss

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


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