Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Kadalai Paruppu Sundal

 

Sundal or Chundal like we call it at home is nothing but stir fried legumes or lentils with spices. This is a healthy and wholesome dish and is a great snack for kids and adults. It is also one of the most important offerings during Navarathri. People make sundal using different kinds of legumes like Chickpeas, Peanuts, Moong Beans or lentils like Channa Dal, Split Yellow dal etc, everyday for the nine days during Dasara. 

Most sundals require that the dried legumes be soaked for minimum 6 to 8 hours. But if you have forgotten to soak your legumes then this one is a life saver. This Lentil sundal does not require much soaking and can be made instantly. Make it as spicy as you like. The spicier the better. :) You can add a dash of lemon juice if you like. Though I personally don't like it.



What you’ll need
  1. Kadalai Paruppu/Channa Dal – 1 cup
  2. Scraped Fresh Coconut – 2 or 3 tbsp
  3. Green Chillies – 1 or 2, Slit
  4. Ginger – a small pieces, peeled and grated
  5. Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  6. Salt to taste

For tempering
  1. Coconut Oil – 1 tbsp
  2. Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
  3. Asafoetida – a generous pinch
  4. Curry Leaves – 5 to 6 leaves, torn

Method
  1. Wash and soak the channa dal in water for 30 mins.
  2. Drain the water, rinse again and add it to a pressure cooker.
  3. Add just enough water to cover the dal about ¾ cup.
  4. Add turmeric powder and pressure cook for 1 or 2 whistles.
  5. The dal should be cooked but not mushy.
  6. Once the pressure is released from the cooker, open and let the dal cool for a while.
  7. Heat a non stick kadai with oil.
  8. Temper with mustard seeds. Add asafoetida and curry leaves.
  9. Throw in the chopped chillies and ginger. Fry for few seconds.
  10. Next add the cooked dal, coconut and salt to taste. Mix well.



Healthy and wholesome sundal is ready.
Serve warm.



19 comments:

Rafeeda AR said...

i've always been awed by the sundals, but have never tried them... look delicious...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious sundal,luks yum...

Veena Theagarajan said...

comforting and simple sundal

Suja Manoj said...

Yummy and healthy,will surely try this sundal

Hema said...

I do it the same way, but I don't use coconut oil, that shud've given a wonderful flavor to the sundal..

Swathi Iyer said...

kadala parippu sundal looks delicious.

Maha Gadde said...

very healthy n lovely bowl.

Priya Suresh said...

Such a nutritious and protein packed sundal ,prefect pair for evening snacks.

Manjula Bharath said...

omg very inviting sundal and amazing click dear !!

Nagashree said...

Yum, healthy Sundal. Navaratri offerings already :-)

Shanthi said...

Awesome and tempting

Gayathri Ramanan said...

healthy and yummy sundal..

Roshni said...

yummy sundal.. love your bowl as well. Kind of looks like coconut

Vidhya said...

Healthy and delicious.

Rani Acharyulu said...

I like this sundal,click looks tempting.

Kumudha said...

I often make sundal with channa dal and green gram...

Sindals are so nutritious and easy to make...

Sona S said...

One of my favorite sundal, looks delicious.

jeyashri suresh said...

Super delicious sundal, lovely presentation

Sangeetha Priya said...

healthy sundal...

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