Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Channa Sundal / Kondakadalai Sundal - Vinayakar Chaturthi Special

Cooking Time  : 10 mins
Serves               : 2

Happy Vinayakar Chaturthi to all Friends.. Today I prepared my favourite Sundal - Channa Sundal. It is one of the popular sundal for Vinayakar chathurthi festival.  I like to have White channa/Brown channa. This can be made with white/brown channa. It is an easy to make recipe and also is flavourful one. Only the Soaking time is more, but the preparation can be done in minutes.



INGREDIENTS:


Channa 1/4 cup
Grated Coconut 2 tbsp
Salt To Taste
Gingelly Oil 1 tbsp


TO TEMPER:

Mustard 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Dry Red Chillies 4
Curry Leaves As Required
Asafoetida a pinch
Onion 1 medium size





STEPS:

  1. Soak Channa overnight and pressure cook for 5 whistles with salt and water. Drain the water and keep channa aside.
  2. In a Pan, heat Oil and add all the items one by one as mentioned in "To Temper" Section. Don't fry Onion too much.
  3. Add the Channa and stir for a minute and add the grated Coconut and stir well and remove from the flame. Delicious Sundal is now ready to be served. 
Tips:
  • Green Chillies can also be added while tempering.
  • I added salt while pressure cooking as the soaking time is more. This will prevent channa from overcooking. If your soaking time is less, then don't add salt. Else channa will not be cooked properly.
  • Don't fry onion too much.