Navaratri sundal recipes for 9 days as well as more options to decide form the collection of many. From classic recipes to special unique ones.
These healthy stir fry snack is mostly made for Navaratri prasadam. You can also make it to meet your protein intake, especially if vegetarian.
Legume & Dal - Basically, main ingredient for any sundal recipe is legumes or dals. Popular ones are chickpeas, peanut, channa dal, moong dal, dried peas.
Asafoetida - Perungayam/ hing - I consider this as most important for flavor as well as to balance the gastric property associated with dals and legumes.
Coconut - one of the main ingredient for garnish. I never make without this finishing touch, which adds taste as well as flavor.
Tempering - What makes any sundal taste and smell divinely? The simple tadka of coconut oil, mustard, urad dal, hing and chilli as well as some ginger optionally!
Hack for making any sundal recipe:
- Firstly, wash the legume or dal. After that, soak as when needed. From 1 hour to overnight soaking, it depends what we use.
- Secondly, discard and change the water. Then add salt, asafoetida and cook it just right with enough to immerse. Not too less, not too much. Cooking without salt will make it get overcooked, so, add it while cooking.
- Thirdly, temper and stir fry the cooked, drained dal or legume.
- Finally, garnish with coconut. If adding extra spice powder, you can add at this stage.
Generally we never add onion in sundal during Navaratri days. If making on other days you can add raw onions as in thenga manga pattani sundal.
My first Golu
My last year's(2011) Golu. First two steps with the dolls and 3rd step is only for Aj, only his toys 🙂
I know many of you wondering what I am doing this year, I am yet to set up my kolu, this year.
Last three days alone, as we have planned for a holiday trip to Vietnam as Aj’s exams are over and he has got a term break.
Will be back from vacation and after setting my kolu, I will share the pictures as well as a sundal recipe with you all!
Also check out my other collections in my website.
We have no practice keeping Golu, but my mom started this practice of keeping golu when we were kids.
She have this interest and just like me, initially started with toys we had at home.
The neighbors around our house had no idea about golu and there won't even be any visitors. So she goes to known neighbors house and pass sundal, vethala paaku kungumam (Haldi kumkum).
After my Sis-in-law's effort, she got this golu stand, beautiful proper golu set boomais. My dad helps assembling and he have couple of visitors too for her golu these days.
In the year 2019, I was there and watched in person after a while, her enthusiasm never have ceased!
The poorna kumbam with coconut and maavilai is considered a 'must' in the kolu...
🧾 List of sundal recipe
Now these are some ideas for Navaratri special that you can offer to God as well as serve as prasadam for visitors. Just don't forget to soak the legumes whenever needed.
Because some needs 12 hours soaking time for easy cooking, depending on the sundal you choose for the next day. Happy Navaratri !
- Peanut sundal
- Chana sundal
- Green gram sweet sundal
- Pasi paruppu sundal
- Rajma sundal
- Kadalai paruppu sundal
- Pattani sundal
- Kondakadalai sundal
- Sweet corn sundal
- Karamani sundal
- Ulundhu sundal
- Kollu sundal
- Soya bean sundal
- Pasta sundal
- Green gram sundal
- Mochai sundal
- Black bean sundal
- White rajma sundal
Below are the color, prasadam ideas for 9 days of navaratri: (Source)
|Day 1||Maheswari||Jasmine, Vilvam||Banana||Red||Ven pongal, Karamani sundal|
|Day 2||Kowmari||Thulasi, mullai, sevvarali||Banana||Blue||Kondakadalai sundal, Puliyodarai|
|Day 3||Vaaraahi||Hibiscus, Sambangi||Jackfruit||Yellow||Pattani sundal,|
|Day 4||Mahalakshmi||Jadhimalli||Guava||Green||Green gram sundal, sakkarai pongal|
|Day 5||Vaishnavi||shenbaga poo, Parijadham, mullai||Pomegranate||Grey||Kadamba sundal, thayir sadam|
|Day 6||Indrani||Kungumapoo||Orange, banana||Orange||Groundnut sundal, lemon rice|
|Day 7||Saraswathi||Thazhampoo, thumbai||Dates||White||Urad dal ladoo, Coconut rice|
|Day 8||Narasimhi||Marudhani poo, Sambangi||Grapes||Pink||Chana dal sundal, Appam|
|Day 9||Chamundeswari||Marikozhundhu, Lotus||Naval pazham||Red, sky blue||Ven pongal, moong dal sundal|
Classic sundal recipes
1. Chana sundal
This sundal recipe is classic and many people in fact in Tamil nadu, call chickpeas as sundal itself! Simple as well as quick (except soaking) popular sundal recipe.
With special spice powder (sundal podi) this is also one of the classic variety made during the festival.
One of the most popular as well as tastiest sundal according to me is verkadalai sundal! Check out the preparation below.
Next, karamani sundal is flavorful as well as quite easy. Roasting the black eyed beans gives best flavor in particular.
Unique sundal recipes
A treat to eyes and also taste buds, with a unique masala that makes it so special!
Needs just 30 mins soaking time for this super yummy as well as kids friendly black bean sundal.
Aren't they looking like a dream? It tastes best as well that just melts in your mouth and most importantly, blends so well with spices.
4. Pasta sundal
A kids special recipe with cute little pasta shapes. You can make these in regular days as well or to impress the mini humans while visiting.
No soak sundals
Below are some sundal recipes that needs no soaking / optional soaking time.
1. Moth bean sundal
My latest try with this legume, also known as nari payaru sundal in Tamil.
2. Moong dal sundal
Secondly, this super easy and quick sundal recipe, yet packed with flavors.
3. Chana dal sundal
Comes handy and gives so much volume, one of my favorite childhood memories enjoying amma making this.
4. Sweet corn sundal
Surely a crowd pleaser, loved by all as well as easy to prepare if using frozen sweet corn. I have used onion in this recipe, but skip it if making as navratri prasad.
Sundal recipe | Navaratri sundal recipes for 9 days
- 1 cup Legume or dal Chickpeas, peanuts, chana dal, moong dal etc.
- ⅛ teaspoon Asafoetida
- ¼ cup Grated coconut
- Salt as needed
- 2 teaspoon Coconut oil or any cooking oil
- ½ teaspoon Mustard
- 1 teaspoon Urad dal
- 2 Chilli Red or green
- ⅛ teaspoon Asafoetida
- 1 teaspoon Ginger finely chopped, optional
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- Firstly, wash the dal or legume in water.
- After that, soak the legume overnight or if it is dal that easily cooks, just an hour accordingly.
- Next day, change the water and cook with salt, asafoetida.
- Firstly heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard, followed by urad dal, chilli, asafoetida, ginger and curry leaves
- After that stir fry the cooked and drained legume or dal.
- Finally garnish with grated coconut. Sundal is ready!
- Please check individual recipe posts for exact soaking time, preparation etc.
Sundal is usually made of legumes like chickpeas (chana/ kondakadalai), peanuts, dal etc. Temper with mustard, urad dal, chilli, asafoetida, ginger (optional) and curry leaves. Finally garnished with grated coconut.
Here's easy way of sundal preparation:
Firstly, wash the legume or dal. After that, soak as when needed. From 1 hour to overnight soaking, it depends what we use.
Secondly, discard and change the water. Then add salt, asafoetida and cook it just right with enough water. Not too less, not too much water. Cooking without salt will make it get overcooked, so, add salt while cooking.
Thirdly, temper and stir fry the cooked, drained dal or legume.
Finally, garnish with coconut. If adding extra spice powder, you can add at this stage.