Sweet Corn Sundal | Boiled American Sweet Corn Seasoned with Grated Coconut

Sweet Corn Sundal | Mokkajonna Guggillu: Navratri Recipe

Sundal (Guggillu in Telugu) is an integral part of Navratri celebrations. Having already written about Senagala Guggillu | Kala Chana Sundal, Konda Kadalai Sundal, Pattani Sundal, and Verkadalai Sundal, I am now posting the recipe for Sweet Corn Sundal. Called Mokkajonna Guggillu in Telugu, this is a wonderful variation of the traditional recipes.

I love Sweet Corn Sundal because it has just a touch of sweetness brought on by the boiled corn which balances the spiciness of the chillies perfectly. Also, you do not need to to pre-soak the corn like the other sundal recipes. So this is an instant recipe, and gets done much faster and with less planning than other Sundal recipes. 🙂

Sweet Corn Sundal | Mokkajonna Guggillu
Sweet Corn Sundal

How to Make Sweet Corn Sundal | Mokkajonna Guggillu

Sweet Corn Sundal | Mokkajonna Guggillu: Navratri Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Sweet Corn Sundal | Mokkajonna Guggillu is a must for Navratri and is essentially boiled sweet corn seasoned with coconut.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 Cups
Author: Aruna
  • 2 Cups Sweet Corn Kernels
  • 1/3 cup Grated Coconut
  • 1 tsp Udad Dal
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2-3 Red Chillies
  • 4-6 Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Generous Pinch Asafoetida or Hing
  • Salt to Taste
Preparing the Corn
  1. Boil 4 cups of water with 1/2 tsp salt.
  2. Add the sweet corn kernels to the boiling water.
  3. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat.
  5. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes.
  6. Drain all the water from the sweet corn.
Making Sweet Corn Sundal | Mokkajonna Guggillu
  1. Heat 1 tsp oil.
  2. Add the mustard seeds and wait till they splutter.
  3. Add the udad dal and stir-fry till golden brown.
  4. Add the split red chillies and curry leaves.
  5. Stir-fry for a few seconds.
  6. Turn off the heat.
  7. Add the asafoetida and mix well.
  8. Add the corn, grated coconut and salt.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Offer as naivedyam and enjoy!


Sweet Corn Sundal | Mokkajonna Guggillu
Mokkajonna Guggillu


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