Sundal Recipes for Navratri

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 of Sundal and I have compiled small collection of Sundal Recipes for easy reference.

Kothu Kadalai Sundal | Senagala Guggillu | Kala Chana Sundal

Guggillu or Sundal with Bengal Gram

 

Konda Kadalai Sundal | Kabuli Chana Sundal

Kabuli Chana Sundal | Konda Kadalai Sundal

Kadalai Paruppu Sundal | Senaga Pappu Guggillu | Chana Dal Sundal

Pappu Koora with Teepi Magai Pachadi and Magai Prugu Pachadi

Verkadalai Sundal | Verusenaga Guggillu | Peanut Sundal

Peanut or Verkadalai Sundal, or Verusenaga Guggillu

Pattani Sundal | Pattani Guggillu | Green Peas Sundal

Pattani Sundal, Pattani Guggillu, or Dried Green Peas Sundal - Navratri and Varalakshmi Vratam Recipe

Sweet Corn Sundal | Mokkajonna Guggillu

Sweet Corn Sundal | Mokkajonna Guggillu
Sweet Corn Sundal | Mokkajonna Guggillu

Pasi Paruppu Sundal | Moong Dal Sundal

Pasi Paruppu Sundal | Moong Dal Sundal

Pasi Paruppu Sundal | Moong Dal Sundal for Navratri

Yesterday, I posted the recipe for Kadalai Paruppu Sundal | Chana Dal Sundal and here I am today with the recipe for Pasi Paruppu Sundal | Moong Dal Sundal.

Pasi Paruppu Sundal | Moong Dal Sundal
Pasi Paruppu Sundal | Moong Dal Sundal

Do try my recipes for sundal made with Verkadalai, Pattani, Konda KadalaiKothu Kadalai, and Sweet Corn.

This recipe is a quite similar to Vada Pappu or Kosambari. The main difference is that those recipes use soaked Moong Dal, while we cook Moong Dal for Sundal. I like this sundal because it is much lighter on the stomach than the others and is also easy to make.

Spoonful of Pasi Paruppu Sundal
Spoonful of Pasi Paruppu Sundal

How to Make Pasi Paruppu Sundal | Moong Dal Sundal

Soaking Time: 1 hour

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 6 to 8

Ingredients

  1. Moong Dal, Pasi Paruppu, Pesara Pappu – 1.5 Cups
  2. Grated Coconut – 1/2 Cup
  3. Udad Dal – 1.5 tsp
  4. Rai, Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  5. Red Chillies – 3 or 4
  6. Asafoetida – 2 Large Pinches
  7. Oil – 2 tsp
  8. Curry Leaves – A Few
  9. Salt to Taste

Method

  1. Wash the moong dal and soak it in 3 cups water for about 1 hour.
  2. Boil the moong dal till just done. The dal must retain its shape and break easily when pressed between the thumb and the forefinger. It should not be mushy. Be careful as the Moong Dal cooks pretty fast.

  3. Drain all the water out of the dal and leave it in the colander for 10 minutes to drain well.
  4. In a kadhi or a wok, heat the oil.
  5. Add the mustard seeds and wait till they splutter.
  6. Add the udad dal and stir-fry till they are golden brown.
  7. Add the split red chillies and curry leaves.
  8. Stir-fry for a few seconds.
  9. Turn off the heat.
  10. Add the asafoetida and salt.
  11. Mix well.
  12. Add the cooked and drained moong dal.
  13. Mix well.
  14. Add the grated coconut and mix well.
  15. Offer as naivedyam and serve as prasadam.
Moong Dal Sundal
Moong Dal Sundal

Kadalai Paruppu Sundal | Chana Dal Sundal Recipe for Navratri

Navratri means Sundals galore. We are offered Sundal in almost all homes and temples we visit. I have written about many different Sundal recipes over the past few years and have been scratching my head about what new recipe to post. Then I realised that Kadalai Paruppu Sundal was missing from my repertoire and so here I am with this simple recipe.

Kadalai Paruppu Sundal
Kadalai Paruppu Sundal

Do try my recipes for sundal made with Verkadalai, Pattani, Konda KadalaiKothu Kadalai, and Sweet Corn.

This recipe is a high-protein, low calorie recipe and so makes for an excellent diet salad too. I often make it just as a snack.

In Andhra this recipe is called Senaga Pappu Kobbari Kura and is eaten with steamed rice topped with ghee. So you know what to do with extra Kadalai Paruppu Sundal. 🙂

A Spoonful of Kadalai Paruppu Sundal
A Spoonful of Kadalai Paruppu Sundal

How to Make Kadalai Paruppu Sundal

Soaking Time: 2 hours

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

  1. Chana Dal, Kadalai Paruppu – 1 Cup
  2. Grated Coconut – 1/3 Cup
  3. Udad Dal, Split Husked Black Gram – 1 tsp
  4. Rai, Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  5. Red Chillies – 2 or 3
  6. Asafoetida – 2 Large Pinches
  7. Oil – 2 tsp
  8. Curry Leaves – A Few
  9. Salt to Taste

Method

  1. Wash the chana dal under running water till the water runs clear.
  2. Soak the chana dal in 3 cups water for 2 hours.
  3. Boil the chana dal till just done. The dal must retain its shape and break easily when pressed between the thumb and the forefinger. It should not be mushy.
    Or
    Pressure cook the dal for just 2 whistles.
  4. Drain all the water out of the dal and leave it in the colander for 10 minutes to drain well.
  5. In a kadahi, heat the oil.
  6. Add the mustard seeds and wait till they splutter.
  7. Add the udad dal and stir-fry till they are golden brown.
  8. Add the split red chillies and curry leaves.
  9. Stir-fry for a few seconds.
  10. Turn off the heat.
  11. Add the asafoetida and salt.
  12. Mix well.
  13. Add the cooked and drained chana dal.
  14. Mix well.
  15. Add the grated coconut and mix well.
  16. Offer as naivedyam and serve as prasadam.
Kadalai Paruppu Sundal for Navratri
Kadalai Paruppu Sundal for Navratri

A Collection of Navratri Vrat ka Khana Recipes

Vrat ka Khana is a term that describes dishes that one can eat on days of religious fasts, such as Ekadashi, Navratri, etc.

Each region of India follows its own customs and traditions. For example, many in North India and West India fast during the nine days of Navratri. During these 9 days, many do not eat during the day, and abstain from all grains as well. As a result, millets, starchy root vegetables (potatoes, sweet potatoes, yam, colocasia) and Sabudana (Tapioca Pearls or Sago) play a very important role in the Vrat ka Khana. There is a similar fast for Ekadashi, when all grains but rice are allowed.

So here is a collection of Vrat ka Khana recipes that you could try this Navratri and on Ekadashi days.

Don’t in anyway think that these recipes are bland or tasteless. They are chockful of taste and downright delicious. 🙂 In fact, in Maharashtra there is a saying “Ekadashi Duppat Khashi” (One Ekadashi you will twice as much :)); that’s how great these Vrat ka Khana recipes are!

Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana Khichadi

Sabudana Vada: Low Oil Version

Low Oil Version of Sabudana Vada - Appe Paniyaram Pan

Sabudana Thalipeeth

Sabudana Thalipeeth is a pancake made with Sabudana and Potato

Sabudana Kheer

Saggubiyyam Payasam, Sabudana Kheer or Sago Pudding

Rajgira Halwa

Rajgira no Sheero | Rajgira no Halvo

Singhare ke Atte ka Halwa

Shinghare ke Atte ka Halwa - Navratri Vrat or Upwas ka Khana - Navratri Vrat ka Khana Recipe

Singhare ki Puri

Shingare ki Puri

Dahiwale Aloo

Dahi Wale Aloo or Dahi ke Alu - Navratri Vrat Recipe

Sweet Potato in Jaggery Syrup

Sweet Potatoes in Jaggery - Vrat ka Khana

Shrikhand

Shrikhand with Kesar and Pista

Mango Lassi or Mango Smoothie

Mango Lassi or Mango Smoothie

Mango Milkshake

Mango Milkshake

Farali Misal

Farali Misal - Vrat ka Khana - Fasting Recipes - Upwas ka Khana

Kaju Anjeer Milkshake)

Kaju Anjeer Milkshake - Cashew Fig Milkshake

Varyache Tandul – Samo Rice – Bhagar

Varyache Tandul, Samo Rice, Samai is a popular Upwas ka khana or Vrat ka Khana in Maharashtra, especially on Ekadashi

Danyachi Amti | Shengdanyachi Amti 

Danyachi Amti

 

Sundal Recipes for Navratri

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 of Sundal and I have compiled small collection of Sundal Recipes for easy reference.

Kothu Kadalai Sundal | Senagala Guggillu | Kala Chana Sundal

Guggillu or Sundal with Bengal Gram

 

Konda Kadalai Sundal | Kabuli Chana Sundal

Kabuli Chana Sundal | Konda Kadalai Sundal

Kadalai Paruppu Sundal | Senaga Pappu Guggillu | Chana Dal Sundal

Pappu Koora with Teepi Magai Pachadi and Magai Prugu Pachadi

Verkadalai Sundal | Verusenaga Guggillu | Peanut Sundal

Peanut or Verkadalai Sundal, or Verusenaga Guggillu

Pattani Sundal | Pattani Guggillu | Green Peas Sundal

Pattani Sundal, Pattani Guggillu, or Dried Green Peas Sundal - Navratri and Varalakshmi Vratam Recipe

Sweet Corn Sundal | Mokkajonna Guggillu

Sweet Corn Sundal | Mokkajonna Guggillu
Sweet Corn Sundal | Mokkajonna Guggillu

Pasi Paruppu Sundal | Moong Dal Sundal

Pasi Paruppu Sundal | Moong Dal Sundal