Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Moong Dal Sundal

We had a splendid Navratri this year.Performed all the rituals which are supposed to be done on these days, attended pooja 's at temple & last but not the least had a nice time @ "Festival of lights " celebrated in San Diego. So after a busy 9 days now I'm just waiting for Diwali to roll on.
On Navratri days we offer goddess durga prashad made of moongdal or channa dal on all 9days. I mostly make "Pulagam" which we cook rice with little of moong dal & offer it along with ghee & jaggery. For one of 9days I made moong dal sundal as prashad to offer. 
Prep Time - 1hr +5mins {Soak time + prep time}
Cook Time - 15mins
Serves - 3 to 4 people

1Cup moong dal
2Cups water
1/2Cup grated coconut {Adjust as needed}
Salt to taste
1Tbs oil
1Tsp mustard seeds
1Tsp jeera
2Red chili's
- Soak moong dal in water for at least an hour. After 1hr strain water & keep aside.
In a vessel take 2Cups water & bring it to boil. To that add the strained moong dal. 
- Cook on low to medium heat for at least 10mins. Stir in once in a while. 
- Take few dal using a spoon or laddle. Check if it is cooked by pressing dal. If it is, switch off heat & if not, then cook for some more time.
- Heat a pan with oil. To that add mustard, jeera & red chili's. 
- Once mustard starts jumping add moong dal to pan along with salt.
- Mix them well. Cook till left over water evaporates. - Add coconut & switch off heat
- Serve it as it is or with rice.
- Pressure cook moong dal for 1 whistle. (We don't want the dal to be mushy). Allow it to cool for sometime & follow the sets in making it.
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  1. Sree are you in San Diego? Awesome. I miss Sri Mandhir. You will get to enjoy the Diwali Mela too.

  2. Excellent,nutritious and inviting sundal.

  3. Delicious and so so healthy, great as a snack too!

  4. Delicious & healthy!! Looks inviting!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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