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Sprouted Channa Sundal Recipe for Navratri Day 1

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Sundal is a common recipe in every Indian kitchen especially in South India during festivals.

With the beginning of Navratri, we begin to show the culinary talents. No festival is complete without the preparation of sweets and pie/puddings. Today we share with you the first recipe on the occasion of the first day of Navratri.


navratri special recipe sundal

Sprouted Channa Sundal for Navratri – Day 1

You will need

1 or 2 cups channa (white or brown)
Half cup jiggery
3-4 spoon grated/scrapped coconut
Half spoon mustard seeds, cumin seeds and urad dal
1 long red chilli (optional)
1 spoon ghee
Salt, as per needed

Sundal recipe

Soak channa and leave it overnight. Next morning, drain all the water used for soaking the channa. Spread it on a dry plate and close it with a lid. After about 8 hours, you will see sprouts occurring and with every passing hour it grows longer.


sprouted channa dal recipe

Pressure cook the sprouted channa for 2 or 3 whistles.


sprouted channa sundal

Now, in a wide pan, ghee roast the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and red chilli.
When mustard seeds splutter, add the boiled channa and mix well.


sprouted channa sundal recipe

Add jaggery and allow it to dissolve well. Also add salt and mix properly.


how to prepare sundal

Switch the flame off and then add grated/scrapped coconut and mix well one last time.


sundal for festival navratri

Now, close the pan with a lid for about 5 minutes and allow the aroma to settle within.


sundal for navratri

Sundal – Navaratri special recipe is ready to be offered for puja and later on served as prasad.


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