Sundal is such an inseparable part of Navratri celebrations. During the 9 days of Navratri, many married women invite other married women home for Haldi-Kumkum. Every lady who visits the home is offered Haldi-Kumkum and then given Paan-Supari, along with a small gift, and some Sundal and a Sweet. There are many varieties ofRead the Recipe
Kadale Kalu Saaru is a traditional recipe from Konkani cuisine that uses Kala Chana (black chickpeas or bengal gram) as the main ingredient.
Also called Chane Saaru, it is flavoured with Coconut, chillies and tamarind.
A simple and rich-in-flavour accompaniment with rice.Read the Recipe
Undrallu (also called Kudumulu) are a must-have naivedyam in Andhra Pradesh for Vinayaka Chavithi.
Undrallu are essentially steamed rice rava and chana dal balls that are said to be a favourite of Lord Ganesha.
They are certainly a favourite of my father. 🙂Read the Recipe
Today, I present a super-simple sweet called Hayagreeva Maddi. It is a Chana Dal Halwa made in Karnataka and gets its name from the fact that it is the favoured Naivedyam for Lord Hayagriva, the horse-faced avatar of Maha Vishnu.
All you essentially need to make this sweet is chana dal, jaggery, and coconut; and about 40 minutes of time. 🙂Read the Recipe