Friday, 20 September 2013

Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu Sundal

Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu Sundal
Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu Sundal

Today's recipe is a very simple and healthy sundal variety. Channa dal is a good source of protein, low in fat and also good for diabetics. Channa dal sundal can be prepared in just few mins like we do to prepare other varieties. To prepare this sundal, my mom soaks channa dal for 1-2 hrs but i soak it overnight, which reduces cooking time and also makes it more soft.



Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu Sundal

Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu Sundal


Ingredients :
  • 1 cup Channa Dal (kadalai paruppu / bengal gram) - soaked overnight or for 1-2 hrs
  • 2-3 tsp grated coconut / dessicated coconut - optional
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2-3 dry red chilies
  • asofoetida - a pinch
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal (ultham paruppu / black gram)
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander - optional
Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu Sundal


Method :
  • Wash channa dal and soak in water overnight or at-least for 1-2 hrs. I soak it overnight to reduce cooking time. Drain the water completely.
  • Pressure cook dal with turmeric powder and 2 cup water for 1-2 whistles. Remove from the heat and allow the pressure to settle.
  • Drain the water. Heat 1-2 tsp oil in a pan or kadhai. Tamper mustard seeds, urad dal, red chilies and curry leaves.
  • Add cooked dal, asofoetida and salt to taste. Saute a while. Sprinkle grated coconut and stir fry for a minute on low flame. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot/cold.
Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu Sundal

Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu Sundal

21 comments:

  1. i like the last shot ! double bowl one !~

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  2. never tried to make sundal with chana dal, R never likes this dal which means kootu happens rarely at home... will sure try this sometime, love that kettle ;)

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  3. yummy sundal da..my mom makes it often

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  4. My list of recipes from your blog is getting longer and longer. Now comes another to the list, yum all the way.

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  5. Delicious and mouthwatering sundal. Wonderfully prepared.Woud love to try it out with rice.
    Deepa

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  6. Wow healthy n nutritious sundal,lovely clicks....

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  7. Love this sundal very much and i havent prepared since a long, a protein rich snacks.

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  8. You styling is really nice, I really enjoyed the colors that's going on.

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  9. even i never tried it before... need to try for this navarathri times :)

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  10. lovely sundal..and more lovely are the clicks..but, I don't need to say that always , is it not. plz take my second half of the comment for granted..your pics are soo classs dear !

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  11. awesome clicks n set as always and love this sundal da...

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  12. wow very very delicious looking kadalai sundal :) makes me drool dear !!

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  13. looks delicious, I have eaten this long time back will try it soon.

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  14. wow..looks inviting...nice presentation..

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  15. PT, I love dal in any form! Would love to have scoops of your channa dal!

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  16. we really loved the chunkiness and color of this dal...delicious dish :-)

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  17. Love this sundal, easy and delicious..

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  18. healthy and delicious sundal.

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