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October 11, 2012

GREEN GRAM SUNDAL( SWEET SUNDAL , MASALA SUNDAL ) - NAVARATRI RECIPES

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As navaratri is nearing , i thought of posting  2 sundal recipes – sweet sundal & masala sundal which i learnt from my MIL. I love this festival a lot .My mom doesn’t have a practice of keeping kolu @ home.But my MIL has this practice.. When i was with my parents ,  i used to see all the neighbour house’s golu.I love all the idols especially chettiar bommai and thalai aatti boomai  very much.I used to get the thaamboolam with vethalai paaku ,  mirror, comb , blouse bit and enjoy eating sundal prasadam. Winking smile. Some how i developed a passion in this 9 days festival. I wished to keep kolu in our house too.But couldn’t..

Luckily , after marriage as my MIL has this practice i was very happy and i got a chance of helping her in all the activities. My MIL is very creative . Apart from arranging dolls, she makes park , railway station & even forest by just using the toys we have @ home. I amaze to c all and this year too i am waiting for what she is going to make innovatively ..As i am ZERO in creativity , i am learning and taking golu pics for my future reference.I wish i keep golu on my own very soon learning from her Smile..
I know making sundal is not a tough job.Its just a 3 step process namely soaking , cooking & tempering. I too posted the same but with little variations . Do check out the ingredients and proceed reading if it is new to u. Do leave ur suggestions on how differently u make them .. It will be helpful for me to try varieties.. Smile

SWEET SUNDAL / VELLA SUNDAL
 
 
 
INGREDIENTS
  • Green gram / Pacha payaru – 1/2 cup
  • Salt – A pinch
  • Water – 1/2 – 3/4 cup
  • Powdered jaggery –  1/4 cup
  • Water – 2 - 3 tbsp
  • Grated coconut – 3 tbsp
  • Cardamom (powdered) – 1/4 tsp or 3 nos
To roast :
  • Oil – 2 tsp
 
METHOD
  • Heat oil in a kadai and roast the green gram till  it starts to splutter with nice aroma. It takes 5-7 mins in high  flame. Keep on mixing otherwise it would burn. After roasting , soak them in water for 1-2 hours.
  • Then in a pressure cooker , take the soaked dal with water just to cover them . Add a drop of oil and a pinch of salt .
  • Pressure cook them . The dal should not be mushy. It should be separate.
  • After the steam goes, open the cooker & transfer the dal to a colander to drain the excess water.
  • In the mean time ,take the powdered jaggery covered with little water and make a syrup. After the jaggery is melted, strain it to remove the impurities. Then heat it till it becomes frothy, thick and the raw smell of jaggery gets removed. At this stage , switch of the flame and add the cardamom powder .
  • Add the cooked dal to the jaggery syrup and mix well with a fork like ladle to avoid dals turning mushy..
  • Finally add the grated coconut and mix well.
  • Initially u may find this sundal mushy & together. After it completely cools down , it will be separate & very tasty.
Do try this friends. U’ll love it for sure.
 
 
MASALA SUNDAL / KARA SUNDAL
 
This sundal is different from the usual one. Try this one for a change.. U’ll like it Smile
 
masala sundal new
 
INGREDIENTS
  • Green gram – 1/2 CUP
  • Water – 1/2 cup
  • Salt – as needed
To grind:
  • Grated coconut – 3 tbsp
  • Green chilly –  1 - 2 nos  ( adjust)
  • Soambu / Saunf / Fennel seeds – 3/4 tsp
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
To temper
  • Cooking oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Hing – 2 – 3 generous pinches
Lemon juice  - few drops ( as per need)
 
METHOD
  • Soak the green gram for 4 – 6 hrs.
  • Drain all the water and pressure cook them adding salt , water &  a drop of oil..
  • Cook for 1 whistle..Drain all the excess water.
  • Grind all the ingredients given under “ grind” to a dry powder without adding water.
  • Now in a kadai, do the tempering and add the cooked dal.
  • Toss well and add the ground masala. Mix well and keep in low flame till raw smell vanishes.
  • Mix with a fork like ladle every now & then..
  • Switch off the flame , add lime juice and ur masala sundal is ready..
  • As i said for sweet sundal , it looks mushy but it will separate as it cools down.
 

18 comments:

  1. one of my relative used to keep golu and we used to help them by setting park..wedding hall...It was real fun..miss those days..Your post made me very nostalgic :) Love those sundals served all 9 days...

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  2. Never tried sweet sundal....will soak today n try this tomo :) sounds delicious!

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  3. Helthy sundal...love the sweet and spice version..

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  4. looks mouthwatering...just delicious!

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  5. My neighbor maami makes this kind of sundals as Navarathri Batchanams..n this sweet version is my favorite...both the sundals looks so inviting...lovely clicks!!

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  6. Navrathri is one occasion that i think of making variety every day. The sundal ideas like these are very interesting.

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  7. Never tried sweet version...will try it.... love sundal, they are healthy and yummy too.

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  8. Double like to both sundals....yummy!

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  9. Love ur version of sundal. My mom makes in the same way too

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  10. healthy and flavorful green sundal dear:)

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  11. Never tried the sweet version. will try soon

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  12. Wow love both the versions...looks delicious!!

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  13. Thanks for stopping by. I am also planning to put Green moong dal sundal in my list for navratri recipes.

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