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kadalai paruppu sundal
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Kadalai paruppu sundal recipe

Kadalai paruppu sundal recipe. Learn how to make simple chana dal sundal with step by step pictures.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Soaking time1 hr
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup Kadalai paruppu Chana dal
  • 3 Green chilli
  • 4 tablespoon Grated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut oil optional
  • Salt - As needed
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger finely chopped

To temper

  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Urad dal
  • 1 Sprig Curry leaves
  • teaspoon Asafoetida


  • Wash and soak chana dal for at least 1 hour or upto 3 hours.
  • Boil 3 cups water and add the soaked chana dal (strain from water and add it to boiling water).
  • Boil for 5 minutes in between add 1 teaspoon salt.
  • Drain from water once it cooked soft from inside. Do not overcook or undercook.
  • Now heat oil in kadai and temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table.
  • Add ginger, chilli and stir well.
  • In goes cooked dal and mix well.
  • Lastly add coconut and mix well for a minute, add coconut oil if desired. Transfer to the serving bowl.


  • You can use red chilli in place of green chillies. Just use 2.You can also pressure cook the chana dal for a whistle instead boiling.
  • Soaking dal makes it easy to cook. So more you soak, quick it gets cooked and stays moist too.