April 04, 2013

Kadalai Paruppu Chundal

Sundal is type of South Indian Salad made using legumes and split dal. It is very nutritious, easy to prepare and also very filling. It can be had as an evening snack with tea.

Ingredients needed

Bengal gram/Kadalai paruppu -1/2 cup
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Lemon juice - few drops
Oil - 1 tsp

For the seasoningMustard - 3/4 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Green chilli - 1 small finely chopped
Red chilli - 1
Curry leaves - few


Soak bengal gram dal for 1 hour. Pressure cook dal with needed salt and less water for 1 or 2 whistles. The dal should be soft but not mushy. You can even cook in a pan. If there is water, drain it and keep it aside.


Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add hing, urad dal, green chilli, red chilli and curry leaves.

Then add the cooked kadalai paruppu/dal and mix it well.

Add grated coconut, mix and switch off the flame.

If you like sour taste, squeeze few drops of lemon juice for a different taste.

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