Navratri is starting on 13th October this year. Sundal is one of the important neivedhyam (offering) prepared during this festival. Sundal is nothing but a healthy salad made with legumes or lentils and coconut, tempered with mustard seeds, split black gram, red chillies and curry leaves. On each day, different variety of sundals are made and offered to God.
Usually beans like green gram, cow peas, chickpeas are used to make sundal but now a days we make sundal with whatever pulses or beans are available. Today I'm sharing a spicy red kidney bean sundal with a special ground masala. You can make this sundal plain just by adding coconut, green chillies and the tempering. Do try this healthy sundal for this Navratri for a change! Check out other sundal recipes too.
Notes and Tips
- You can add the coconut at the end instead of grinding along with the masala.
- Adjust chillies according to your spice preference.
- If using canned beans, drain the water and wash well. Add less salt as canned beans already have salt.