Channa Dal Sundal

Sundal is a tempered and sautéed dry dish made with legumes and peanuts. It is a famous South Indian dish and is especially prepared everyday for 9 days during Navratri. Channa Dal Sundal is one among the different traditional Sundal recipes. It can be served as a side dish with the main course or you can just have them as a snack. Made with channa dal, grated coconut, curry leaves and asafoetida (kayam), this snack recipe has an amazing flavour and would be a bliss for all the South Indian food lovers.

PREP TIME: 2 HRS
COOK TIME: 30 MINS
SERVING: 4

INGREDIENTS

 

1 Cup Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparippu)  – soak for 2 hours

1 Green chilli

1 tbsp Grated Coconut

1 tsp Salt (Adjust As Needed)

1 tsp Oil

1 tsp Mustard Seeds

a Pinch Asafoetida (Kayam / Hing)

Few Curry Leaves 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

  • Heat the pan, add the dal and water to soak the dal. Add salt and cook the dal till it is soft but not mushy.
  • Now heat the oil in the pan, and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds begins to sputter add curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida (kayam).
  • To this add the cooked channa dhal and mix it thoroughly. Finally add the grated coconut and then mix it well.
Have it with evening chai for a healthy twist.