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Kadalai Paruppu Sundal | Chana Dal Sundal


Sundal is a snack made from different lentils and legumes and is usually prepared during Navratri as a neivedhyam. But I love to have these sundals anytime, especially as a evening snack with tea/coffee. Sundal is a very healthy and filling snack.

Chana dal/kadalai paruppu sundal is one of my favorite among the different sundal varieties. Though I soak the chana dal for sometime before cooking it, you can make this sundal instantly without soaking too. The cooked chana dal should be soft and firm to touch and should not turn mushy. In case you have forgot to soak the lentils the previous day to make sundal, you can make this quick and easy chana dal/kadalai paruppu sundal for neivedhyam.


KADALAI PARUPPU / CHANA DAL SUNDAL RECIPE


Ingredients:

Chana dal / Kadalai paruppu - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Green chillies - 2, chopped
Salt - to taste
Lemon juice - 1 tsp (optional)

Tempering/Tadka:
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Whole dry red chilies - 2, halved
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Asafoetida / Hing - a pinch

Method:

1. Soak the chana dal for 30 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cup water and pressure cook the dal with turmeric powder for 1-2 whistles or until soft. Drain and set aside.

2. Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When it pops, add ural dal, red chillies, hing and fry till the dal turns golden.

3. Now add green chilly, curry leaves and fry for a minute. Then add cooked dal, salt and mix well. Saute for 3-4 minutes.

4. Add the grated coconut and fry for a minute. Remove from heat and add lemon juice.


Notes:

1. Make sure the dal is not over cooked and mushy. It should be firm to touch and soft.

2. Squeeze in more lemon for a tangy sundal.


21 comments:

  1. Very yummy! Drooling over here! :)
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  2. Beautiful pics Sona :) And of course, a lovely recipe :)

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  3. Sona,Sundal looks so yummy,I too love it anytime.

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  4. Nice pics dear...feel like having some sundal

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  6. looks awesome with lovely clicks Sona.. never made such recipe but after looking above pics, i shud try out once ..:)

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  7. healthy sundal.. like ur clicks..

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  8. i love all diff kinds of sandals you guys make, have to try one day.

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  9. very healthy and yummy looking sundal dear :)

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  10. Love this healthy,nutritious sundal,my all time favourite.

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  11. nice clicks.. i made this long time back.. healthy and tasty.. :)

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  12. tasted it very long back.. Real healthy one !

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  13. Wonderful clicks.. Delicious and tempting sundal Sona :-)

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  14. Nice click..love this snack anytime..

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  15. Love this sundal
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  16. Beautiful clicks, the pics tempt me to make this right-away!

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  17. Sundal looks very delicious. Lovely pics!

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  18. Delicious n lovely pics...... love ur styling in last pic :)

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