Navratri Special : Rajma Sundal


Happy Navratri to all my followers 💐

The word Navaratri means ‘nine nights’ in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshiped. The tenth day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or “Dussehra” (also spelled Dasara). Navratri is an important major festival and is celebrated all over India. (Source:

Sundal is one of the dishes made during Navratri. It’s really easy to make, healthy and tasty as well. I am starting with Rajma Sundal and will be adding more sundal varieties, one for each day of the festival.

Serves: 4


  • Rajma – 1 1/2 cups
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Green chillies, 2-3
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad Dal – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves , a few
  • Asafetida- a pinch
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil for tempering


  • Wash rajma well and soak the rajma overnight.
  • Drain the water and cook rajma in a pressure cooker adding enough water to submerge the rajma. Cook for 3-4 whistles. Keep aside.
  • Chop the green chillies and ginger into fine pieces
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When the seeds splutter, add the Urad dal, curry leaves and sauté for few minutes. Add the asafetida, ginger and green chillies and sauté for few more minutes.
  • Add the tempering and salt to the cooked Rajma and cook on slow flame for few minutes. Add the grated coconut and remove from fire.

Enjoy 😊


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