Saturday, October 8, 2016

Poom Paruppu | Chana Dal Sundal | Saraswathi Pooja Recipe

Poom Paruppu, an easy sundal recipe that we used to prepare on Saraswathi Pooja/ Ayudha Pooja.I dont know why this sundal got this name, may be because chana dal is so soft like Poo(flower) after it's cooked.
In my native, Ayudha pooja is celebrated grandly by all the shop owners. On that day, they offer this Poom Paruppu and Sakkarai Pongal as prasadam to God and later distribute the prasadam to all the employees of the shop.As  Ayudha pooja will be on coming Monday, i'm wishing you all a very happy pooja day. Now let's see how to make this sundal.

Poom Paruppu

Preparation Time : 2 hrs for soaking | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Snacks | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Ingredients
Chana Dal - 1/2 cup
Grated Coconut - 11/2 tbsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard & Urad dal - 1/2 tsp each
Red chili - 1 
Curry leaves - few
Salt - to taste


Procedure
Soak chana dal for 2 hrs. Heat 11/2 cup of water in a sauce pan,bring into boil,add the soaked chana.Add enough salt and cook the chana till it's soft. At that stage it becomes slightly increase its size.And also when you press it in between your fingers, it should be soft through center,but not mushy.At that stage, switch off the flame and drain the dal.Heat a kadai with oil, add mustard & urad dal, let the mustard splutter,add red chili and curry leaves.Then add cooked chana dal, grated coconut, mix well. Let it be in flame in 2-3 mins and switch off the flame.Healthy & tasty Poom Paruppu is ready.
Notes:
  • You can cook the dal in pressure cooker too, but i'm afraid of over cooking in pressure cooker,so cooked in open pot and it takes 13- 15 mins to cook the dal.
  • Adjust the amount of grated coconut as per your liking.
  • Add salt while cooking the dal itself,otherwise it will be bland.

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