On the 4th day of Navrathri, here is a traditional offering of Brown Channa sundal and Nei Appam. Check out the recipe.


Brown Chana Sundal / Konda kadalai sundal –

Brown chana —- 1 cup

Grated coconut — 2 tbsp

Green chilli— 1

Mustard seeds— 1/2 tsp

Urad dal— 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida—- 1/4 tsp

Salt— 1/2 tsp

Lemon juice — 2 tbsp

Oil— 1 tbsp

Few curry leaves.

Method –

Soak brown chana overnight or 6-7 hrs. Add salt to chana and pressure cook it for 4-5 whistles. Grind together coconut and green chilli together without adding water. Heat oil in a pan,add the mustard seeds, when they splutter add the urad dal, asafotida, curry leaves and the coconut–chili mixture. Fry it till the coconut turns red, add the cooked chana, give a stir and cook it for two minutes. Put off the heat and add the lemon juice. Sundal is ready.

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