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Channa Dal Sundal

Sundal is a healthy snack prepared from different kind of lentils or legume which is boiled and seasoned with Indian spices. It is easy to make and nutritious. Generally we prepare this as an offering to God called ”neivedhyam”. It is Navratri time and we make different type of sundal almost everyday for 9 days. Today I am sharing the recipe for chana dal sundal which is one of my favorite. I cooked the soaked chana dal in microwave but you can also boil it on stove top or pressure cook it. If you are using pressure cooker make sure the dal is whole and not mashed. ┬áKeep checking for more upcoming Navratri special recipes.


  • Channa dal (kadalai paruppu) – 3/4 cup
  • Oil -1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Dry red chili – 2
  • A few curry leaves (4 to 6)
  • Shredded coconut – 3 tbsp
  • A pinch of asafoetida

Method of Preparation:

  1. Wash and soak chana dal for an hour.
  2. Pressure cook for one whistle or microwave on high for 15 minutes. Strain excess water and keep it aside.
  3. Dal should be separate but fully cooked.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add urad dal, dry chilies, asafoetida, curry leaves and mix well.
  5. When urad dal becomes golden brown add cooked chana dal and mix well.
  6. Finally sprinkle shredded coconut, mix well and remove from heat.


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  1. healthy sundal


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