Navaratri is a festival that spans over a period of nine nights dedicated to Goddess Shakti. Navratri is celebrated by Hindus all over India and in South India the celebration is synonymous with fun and frolic.
It is believed to be a festival for girls and women of the house. They engage themself in decorating their houses with a traditional display of dolls called golu. Guests are invited and gifts are exchanged.
There is a mind-boggling variety of offerings that are prepared during this festival to be shared among family and friends.
We bring you varieties and different combinations of Sundals that are offered as prasad during these nine days.
Text: Sneha M
Karamani Vella Sundal
Karamani - Black eyed beans is used to make this sweet sundal and the sweetness comes from jaggery.
In Tamil the word "Payaru" means Green gram. This Sundal is thus made with sprouted green grams.
One of the favourite variety of sundals, this sundal is made with peanuts and coconut.
Red Cow Peas Masala Sundal
Add the grated coconut and grated mango to the peas. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Green Gram Sundal
If you want to make the sweet version of this, just add powdered jaggery while adding the green gram.
Sundal without Coconut
A simple sundal recipe that is made without adding grated coconut.
Heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds. Then add the urad dal, curry leaves, red chillies and asafoetida. Saute for a minute.
Sprouted Yellow Peas Sundal
A simple sprouted moong dal recipe that can be made by following these easy steps.
Pigeon Pea Sundal
Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve this tasty sundal.