Navarathri is a celebration of nine days and in South a variety of cooked lentil dishes are prepared as neivediyam along with other sweets and payasam varieties.
For nine days many varieties of such lentils / dals are used and offered as prasadam and also served to those visiting to our house to view the doll display called Golu .
Here are two such recipes for Kondaikadalai / chana sundal and whole green gram sundal / pachai payaru sundal .
Almost all sundal varieties have basic recipe , usually a sundal podi is also prepared in advance and used to flavor the tempered sundal. it enhances the taste of sundal . This sundal podi makes excellent powder for making a variety of curries also . So make it in advance and use in various sundal varieties and vegetable curries .
Note about Navarathri Golu :
The Kalasham for Navarathri is on Amavasya Day that is called as naranja nal ( full satisfying day)ESP for Tamil Iyer’s ! Kannada people avoid this day considering this as non auspicious!
In a copper, brass, or silver shombu
Add a handful of raw rice, gold coin, silver coin, coins, fewlotus seeds, 1 lime, vettalai, Paku, manjal, little dryfruits, with kalkandu lfew cloves, cinnamon, elachi, 5 mango leaves, coconut, if not available nice big Pomegranate!to keep over the mango leaves
Add Chandanam and Kumkumam o tne 4 sides of the Shombu
Your Kalasham is ready!
This was posted by a friend in Fb which iam sharing here
Sundal Podi recipe
2 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp udad dal
1.5 tbsp chana dal
5-6 red dry chillies ( increase or decrease as per your preference )
In a pan , dry roast all the ingredients till a fine aroma emanates .
cool and powder finely
store in an airtight container .
Use in a variety of curries and making sundal .
here below is a quick video
You can check out my other Navarathri recipes collection
I have both North indian vrat recipes as well south Indian sundal and sweets recipe collection .