Sunday, October 14, 2012

Channa Sundal/Chickpea Sundal





Navarathri starts tomorrow. Most houses would be abuzz with preparations for the upcoming 10 days. My mom never arranged golu, – (the tradition of arranging dolls) but Mil does, and after marriage, navarathri was a whole new experience to me. MIL has been keeping Golu for many years now. I started this tradition the year my daughter was born, i.e. 7 years back. We arrange dolls, recite lalitha Sahastranamam, invite ladies and children home, and visit other homes. So basically it is 10 days of fun and happiness.

But last year I had not arranged golu as my second daughter is very mischievous and I was sure there wouldn’t be even a single doll intact in the arrangement. Due to the same reasons, we decided not to go for elaborate arrangement this year tooL. But that doesn’t prevent from performing poojas and making prasadams.

So here is a simple and very common sundal.



What you’ll need
  1. Kabuli Channa – 1 cup
  2. Scraped Fresh Coconut – 2 or 3 tbsp
  3. Green Chillies – 1
  4. Ginger – 1 inch piece
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Oil – 2 tsp
  7. Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  8. Split Urad Dal – 1 tsp
  9. Dry Red Chillies - 2
  10. Asafoetida – a generous pinch
  11. Curry Leaves – few sprigs

Method
  1. Soak the Channa overnight or for minimum 6 to 7 hours.
  2. Discard the soaked water, rinse in 2 to 3 exchanges of water and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles. Let the cooker cool naturally.
  3. Once cool, remove the channa and keep aside.
  4. Grind the ginger, green chilly and coconut coarsely without adding any water.
  5. Heat a kadai, with oil. Add mustard seeds, as they start spluttering, add the urad dal.
  6. Once the dal starts browning add asafoetida and dried red chillies. Finally add the curry leaves.
  7. Now add the cooked channa, salt and fry for a minute.
  8. Add the ground coconut, ginger and green chilly. Mix well and fry for another 3 to 4 minutes.

That’s it healthy and tasty sundal is ready.



Note:
  1. Adjust the spice level according to your taste. I omitted the green chillies totally for my children.
  2. Instead of grinding the green chilly and ginger you can chop them and add just before adding the channa. And add only the scraped coconut at the end.

26 comments:

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Yummy and healthy sundal, looks very delicious.

today's recipe:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com/2012/10/matar-mushroom-masala.html

Nagashree said...

Happy Navaratri to you & family Kaveri. Healthy & delicious sundals (we call it usali in Kannada)rule festive season in India.

Prathibha said...

Nice n delicious sundal

jeyashrisuresh said...

Simple and yummy sundal, nicely presented

Priti S said...

Easy and yum ....nice pics

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious sundal,loved the clikcs...

Akila said...

Looks yummy yummy... Just love it....

Faseela Noushad said...

yummy n healthy....

Priya R said...

delicious sundal and perfect click :) love it

Priya
Cook like Priya




Roshni said...

Happy Navarathri to you Kaveri.. Even my mom never kept Golu.. Incidentally neither did my MIL. But I started this tradition in our home and my co-sister (bil's wife) also does that with my MIL now. Will start preparing sundal tomorrow. fingers crossed that my son will not break any bommai

Sangeetha Priya said...

Nice presentation, healthy indeed..
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Lubna Karim said...

Yummy snack...it's simple in making too...

divya said...

looks great.. drooling here :)

Julie said...

Yummy sundal,healthy & neatly presented dear:)
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PT said...

delicious..

Vimitha Anand said...

Yummy and healthy sundal dear

Hema said...

I've never added ginger to sundal, will try out next time, love the flavor..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious and healthy sundal...Loved the clicks..

Priya said...

Happy navarathri wishes to you Kaveri, love this flavourful sundal,i rarely add ginger in sundal and love it.

Suman Arthy said...

Wow I love ur blog and recipes dear....This is my first visit...

Follow Foodie said...

Lovely!
Today's Menu - Bitter-gourd Dhal Curry

BlogExplore.com said...

yummy sundal..lovely clicks

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said...

Great click and looks so yum!

Kanan said...

Sundal looks really delicious. very simple and yummy. I am making sundal today.

Swasthi said...

IT's so much fun to have Golu at home, Happy Navratri and have a nice time Kaveri!

Vidhya said...

Happy navarathri Kaveri,Sundal looks and sounds delicious.

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