Navratri Special: Chana Dal Sundal


Vijayadashami is the 10th and last day of Navratri. It’s also an auspicious day to start formal education. Lord Hayagriva, God of Knowledge is also worshipped on this day. Chana dal sundal is made as an offering on this auspicious day.

Serves: 2


  • Chana dal – 1 cup
  • Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Ginger – 1 cm piece
  • Green chillies, 2
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad Dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves , a few
  • Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  • Asafetida- a pinch
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil for tempering


  • Wash the chana well and soak for a couple of hours
  • Drain the water, wash well and cook the Chana dal in a pressure cooker adding just enough water to submerge the Chana dal (approx 1 cup water). Cook for just one whistle as we do not want to overcook the Dal
  • 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, turmeric, and salt to the cooked chana dal and sauté on slow flame for few minutes. Add the grated coconut and remove from fire

Enjoy the delicious sundal 😊


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