Navarathri is a celebration of nine days and in South a variety of  cooked lentil dishes are prepared as neivediyam along with other sweets and payasam varieties.

For nine days many varieties of such lentils / dals are used and offered as prasadam and also served to those visiting to our house to view the doll display called Golu .

Here are two such recipes for Kondaikadalai / chana sundal and whole green gram sundal / pachai payaru sundal .

Almost all sundal varieties have basic recipe , usually a sundal podi is also prepared in advance and used to flavor the tempered sundal. it enhances the taste of sundal . This sundal podi makes excellent powder for making a variety of curries also . So make it in advance and use in various sundal varieties and vegetable curries .

sundal podi, navarathri recipes

Sundal Podi recipe 


2 tbsp coriander seeds

1 tbsp udad dal

1.5 tbsp chana dal

5-6 red dry chillies ( increase or decrease as per your preference )

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In a pan , dry roast all the ingredients till a fine aroma emanates .

cool and powder finely

store in an airtight container .

Use in a variety of curries and making sundal .

here below is a quick video


You can check out my other Navarathri recipes collection 

I have both North indian vrat recipes as well south Indian sundal and sweets recipe collection .


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