Saturday, September 24, 2011

Kadalai Paruppu Sundal Recipe-Bengal Gram Sundal

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.

Kadalai Paruppu SundalHow to prepare Kadalai Paruppu (Bengal gram) Sundal
Serves 2-3

Now that Navratri is round the corner, we will see sundal recipes. I have already posted 3 sundal recipes, the link for which is given at the end of this post. Today we will learn how to make kadalai paruppu sundal using this easy sundal recipe.

Ingredients needed

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

For the seasoning

Mustard - 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.

More Sundal recipes (Navaratri sundal recipes)

Chickpeas sundal recipe

Peanut Sundal

Black eyed pea(karamani) Sundal

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Padhu of


  1. Healthy sundal!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. It sounds delicious. I have a quaestion many recipes call for urad dal for the seasoning...I have a package waiting to be used, but when you use 1/2 tsp in this way do you just take 1/2 teaspoon from the bag uncooked and toss it in with the seasoning? Thanks.

  3. Sundal looks delicious .. Lovely presentation too!
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  4. Its is simple salad made by my athama as evening snack. its tasty.and through ur post i came to know it is called sundal.nice....

  5. Dear Lyndsey
    Thank you for visiting my blog .Yes,you have to take 1/2 tsp and use uncooked urad dal for the seasoning. You have to toss it till it change light brown.

  6. Wow...thats a wonderful dish!!!! Slurrp!!

  7. Usually I prepare sundal only with whole moong dhal or channa but not with kadalai paruppu.. will give a try definetly..

  8. A very healthy sundal for the kid's evening snack:)

  9. perfectly cooked sundal.healthy snack

  10. Hi Padhu... I have a doubt...iam a beginner....the doubt is " salt added in the pressure cooker (while cooking dal in the beginning) is sufficient through out ? Or shud we add salt again while tempering?

    1. You have to salt salt only if it is not enough otherwise not required.

  11. Be it a simple kadala parupu sundal or any difficult dish, Padhu's Kitchen is always there. Thanks Padhu.


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