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Kadalai Parupu Sundal

Potluck Party Cyber Style is the most happening party going on nowadays. The most fabulous and fun part of it is cooking dishes from our friends kitchen on every 28th. This time I get the opportunity to cook from Sowmya of Nivedhanam food blog a wonderful festive recipe Kadalai Parupu Sundal. It is basically a wonderful South Indian snacks made with chana dal. From her blog I get to know that this is the festive dish during c Navaratri as in my part Bengal, it is the most biggest festive time of the year so I thought my readers will also find it wonderful. I make the recipe as it is but as we Bong love our Channa dal little sweet so add a spoonful of sugar and lemon juice at the end. You can make it the authentic way or try my add, in both way Kadalai Parupu Sundal is just awesome. Thanks to Sowmya for sharing this wonderful recipe with us.

Preparation time  10 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
Serves  4 to 5

1 cup Kadalai Parupu / Channa Dal
a pinch asafetida
Salt – ½ tea spoon
1/2 tsp mustard Seeds
1/3 cup shredded Coconut 
10 curry Leaves
2 Red Chili 
1 tsp oil 
1 tsp sugar (optional)
1 tsp lemon juice (optional)

Method Of Cooking
Soak the kadalai parupu in lukewarm water for 2 hours. Heat water in a thick bottom vessel and add the kadalai parupu. Add salt, asafetida to it It will take about 7 minutes to be ready. Take one kadalai parupu from the vessel and try to press it, if it get pressed with little force then it is ready. It should not be too easy to press, then it means that it is well cooked and it will become like a paste. Remove the kadalai parupu from heat and drain excess water if any and spread it to a plate. Heat 1 tea spoon of oil in a pan. Add Mustard seeds and when it starts to splutter, add the red chili and curry leaves and then add the cooked kadalai parupu. Mix it well and add the coconut and mix it well.If you want you can mix a sugar and lemon juice it give the recipe an extra kick. Remove from heat and it is ready to be served.

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Happy Cooking!


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