Thursday 26 September 2013

Kadalai Paruppu Sundal/Chana Dal Sundal [Navarathri Special]

We make different varieties of sundals as neivedhyam during Navarathiri. Each day one type of sundal is prepared and offered to goddess and given as prasad to friends and families. Kadalai paruppu sundal is a very easy and healthy sundal which can be prepared very quickly and offered as neivedhyam or as a healthy evening snack. Do check here for other Varieties of Sundal.

Here’s how to make Kadalai Paruppu Sundal with step by step photos….


Kadalai paruppu/Chana dal
1 cup
Green chillies
2 finely chopped
Dry red chillies
1 or 2
Grated coconut
2 tbsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
As needed
Lemon juice
1 tsp
Coriander leaves
2 tsp finely chopped

For Tempering

2 tsp
Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Urad dal
½ tsp
One pinch
Curry leaves
5-8 leaves

Preparation Time: 5-6 minutes          Recipe Category: Neivedhyam, Evening Snack

Soaking time: 30 minutes                                   Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu India

Cooking Time: 15 -20 minutes

Author: Priya Anandakumar


Meanwhile do check out other SundalVarieties here and All about Navaratri along with Sundals, Rice Varieties and Neivedhyam Recipes here.

Sundal Varieties that might of your interest...

White Chickpea Sundal/Kondakadalai Sundal

Black Chickpea Sundal/Karuppu Kondakadalai Sundal

WhiteChickpea Masala Sundal/Kondakadalai Masala Sundal

BlackEyed Bean Sundal/Kaaramani Sundal

MoongDal Sundal/Paasi Paruppu Sundal

ChanaDal Sundal/Kadalai Paruppu Sundal

SweetCorn Sundal

GreenGram Sundal/Pachai Payaru Sundal

HorseGram Sundal/Kollu Sundal

PeanutSundal/Verkadalai Sundal


Wash and soak the dal for about 30 minutes.

Rinse it again, add clean fresh water about ¾ cup to the dal and pressure cook it with turmeric powder and salt for one whistle or cook directly in pan. I cooked it directly in the pan.

After the dal is cooked, drain the water and keep the dal aside. The dal should not be mushy, but must be soft and cooked well.

Heat oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, then add cumin seeds, urad dal, asafoetida and saute until dal turns color. Now add the green chillies, dry red chillies, curry leaves and saute for about a minute.

Add the cooked dal and mix it well and saute for about 2 -3 minutes. Now add the grated coconut and mix it well in low flame for about a minute.

Add the chopped coriander and switch off the stove. Finally add the lemon juice and mix it well.

  • Adjust the amount of chillies, lemon juice  according to your taste.
  • Make sure the dal is not overcooked, the dal should not be mushy. It should soft and cooked perfectly.

 Healthy, yummy and protein rich kadalai paruppu sundal is ready for neivedhyam or as evening snack.

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  1. Love this sundal, infused with my fav fragrant of curry leaves.

  2. சுண்டல் மிக அருமையாக ருசியாக உள்ளது. நன்றி. பாராட்டுக்கள்.

  3. My mum made the spicy grevy recipe with beans using your recipe and we all loved it...
    This recipe looks nice too
    Keep in touch,

  4. All this dishes so and so delicious..

  5. Lovely clicks Priya. especially that first one - looks so inviting. And the sundal of course, sounds delish :)

  6. Easy, healthy and quick snacks.. Adding lemon juice is new to me..

  7. attracting colour n nice pics..healthy too.

  8. Fantastic sundal, my all time favourite..

  9. delicious sundal priya looks so yummy :) very yummy festive recipe .

  10. fantastic sundal with lemon flavor dear...

  11. Sandal looks delicious ...thanks to link this yummy recipe to my event...

  12. really looks delicious....healthy snack for anytime!


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