Second Day of Ganesha Chaturthi –Kadalai Paruppu(Channa Dal Salad) 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.Channa dal Sundal is suitable for devoting to Lord Vinayaka. It is very easy to make and very healthy too. Since it is festival time, we can make this sundal to offer to God. Also this is rich in protein making it a healthy snack.
Quick, healthy and usually given as prasads in temples. Perfect South Indian evening snack made by our grandmothers. I cooked the soaked chana dal in boiling water stove top or pressure cook it. If you are using pressure cooker make sure the dal is whole and not mashed.
1. Wash and soak chana dal for half an hour. Pressure cook for one whistle. Strain excess water and keep it aside.Dal should be separate but fully cooked. Soak kadalai paruppu for ½ an hour.
2. Heat oil in a Kadai, let mustard seeds splutter. Add urad dal, when it turns golden brown add curry leaves and Red chillies Add the cooked kadalai paruppu and sprinkle salt.
3. Mix well and let it cook for approximately 5 minutes. Be careful not to stir too much or else the dal might get mashed. Sprinkle asafetida. When done sprinkle grated coconut and serve hot.This can also be served as a healthy starter for dinner.
4. Serve hot...!! Sundal is ready to serve
Add a pinch of turmeric powder to it.