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Yellow Split Peas Sundal / Channa Dal Sundal / Kadalai Paruppu Sundal

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If I post another sundal recipe, it is indirectly means that it is for navratri. Sundals are famous for these days and you can come across different sundal recipes when visiting the golu. There, sundals are often served with tambulam(A gift with sweets, fruits and flowers).

Unlike other sundals, Channa dal sundal is prepared in a jiffy as it requires very less soaking and cooking time. Pressure cooking the channa dal makes the job easier, but as a fresher I would suggest to go for boiling, though it takes little longer time. This way, you can cook it well and at the same time maintain the firmness.

Channa Dals are rich in vitamin B which becomes as energy when you consume them. Also contains folic acid which is mainly helpful for heart health, immune system and prevents birth defects.

Here you go with the sundal recipe.

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2


Channa Dal / Yellow Split peas – 1/2 cup

Grated Coconut/ Frozen Coconut/ Dessicated Coconut – 2 tablespoons

Dry red chilli – 3 nos

Mustard seeds and Urid Dal – 1/2 teaspoon

Curry leaves – 1 string

Oil – 2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – a pinch (Optional)

Asafoetida – a pinch

Salt – to taste


1) Soak channa dal for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

2) In a sauce pan, add channa dal, 1.5 cups of water, salt  and turmeric powder and boil it till it gets cooked well. It should be firm and well cooked.

3) Drain the water and keep aside.

4) In a frying pan, heat 2 teaspoon of oil.

5) When it is hot, add mustard seeds and urid dal, asafoetida, splited dry red chillies and curry leaves.

6) When the urid dal turns brown and the aroma of red chilli and curry leaves spread out in the kitchen, add channa dal.(as said in step 3).

7) Toss it for 2 minutes and add grated coconut.

8) Mix well in low flame and cook for another one minute.

9) Serve warm.


1) If you are choosing pressure cook option, cook it only for one whistle to avoid messing up with the dal when seasoning.

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Beautiful pics..
Krithi's Kitchen
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Simple and quick recipe..lovely clicks n well explained!!

Indian Khana

Looks perfect n tempting … the pics

Kaveri Venkatesh

Made this yesterday evening for neyvedyam…Looks very good..nice clicks


another beautiful sundal.. i dont make sundal as much.. these nutritious lentils and beans definitely should be included in the everyday diet! beautiful pictures.. just pinned the pretty vangibath!

Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog


wow perfect sundal,luks very tempting…cute presentation in glass…


Healthy n yummy sundal


lovely sundal recipe
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Aruna Manikandan

Healthy delicious sundal…
lovely clicks 🙂


awesome sundal and pic


beautiful clicks…


healthy sundal.. lovely clicks..

Priya Suresh

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Priya Suresh

My fav sundal anytime…i can finish it in no time..

Sensible Vegetarian

Super Delicious one Dear, your clicks make me feel hungry.

Biny's Recipes

wow quick,tasty and healthy…..

Reshmi Mahesh

Yummy healthy sundal…Beautiful clicks..

Menaga Sathia

simply super,lovely clicks!!


That is so beautifully presented ~ the recipe sounds easy yet so full of flavors!


Super delicious…..this is making me feel hungry.


Quick and delicious Sundal !! awesome clicks !!

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Beautiful looking sandal….Love the clicks…Which lens do you use????????

Sobha Shyam

healthy and delicious sundal, my husband's fav..


Sundal looks beautiful.. awesome clicks…:)


Sundal looks awesome.Going to make this tomorrow.

Treat and Trick

So tasty and beautifully captured!

Jayanthy Kumaran

wish to be your neighbour uma..u make simple dishes sounds mouthwatery..:P
Tasty Appetite

Prathima Rao

Awesome presentation!!!! Makes tis traditional. delicious dish appeal to all!!
Prathima Rao
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Nice recipe…..why don't you send it to the event:
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