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Neivedhyams for Navarathri|Navarathri Recipes

Navarathri is the festival of dolls, festival where and when woman is honoured and worshipped. In southern states of India, especially in Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh dolls are arranged in steps. Every day morning and evening neivedhyams are done and prasadams are distributed. Kids, especially young girls dress up beautifully go to every house and sing songs that they know. Every kid be it a boy or girl is given with a packet of that day's prasadam, mostly Sundal. Fridays are special and Rice Puttu is made on this day as a special neivedhyam. Onions and Garlic are avoided on all the days of Navarathri. It is better to avoid grinding masalas and podis during these days as it is believed that Ambal lives in the house and she should not be given any discomfort.  Mixed Rice varities as neivedhyam in the morning: Chakkarai Pongal Kalkandu Sadam Venn Pongal Tamarind Rice Lemon Rice Coconut Rice Sambar Sadam Tomato Rice   Mango Rice (If you get Mangoes in this season, you can

Mixed Dal Spicy Sundal

Ingredients: Bengal Gram Dal - 1/4 cup Moong Dal - 1/4 cup Cow peas (Brown) - 1/4 cup Grated coconut - 1/4 cup Green Chillies - 2 nos Mustard seeds - 1 tsp Broken Urad Dal - 2 tbsp Asafodeita - 1 pinch Oil - 1 tbsp Salt to taste Method: Wash and pressure cook the dals. Strain the excess water if any. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add the broken urad dal, asafodeita and saute for a min. Slit green chillies and add it to the pan. Add the dals and mix well. Add the grated coconut and salt and mix thoroughly. Makes an evening neivedhyam during Navarathri.

Mixed Dal Sweet Sundal

Ingredients: Bengal Gram Dal - 1/4 cup Moong Dal - 1/4 cup Cow peas (Brown) - 1/4 cup Cardamom - a pinch Grated coconut - 1/4 cup Jaggery - 150 gms Ghee - 4 tbsp Method: Wash and pressure cook the dals. Strain the excess water if any. Grate or powder jaggery Heat a hard bottom shallow pan and add jaggery. Let it dissolve thoroughly. Add the grated coconut and cardomom powder and when it comes to a boil add the cooked dals. Add ghee and mix well. This makes a great neivedhyam for Navarathri.

Moong Dal Sundal - Navarthri special recipe

Moong Dal, which can also be made as Kosambari/Kosumalli Ingredients: Moong Dhal - 1 cup Grated Coconut - 3 tbsp Salt - as per your taste Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp Urad Dhal - 1/2 tsp Green Chilly - 2 Curry Leaves - some A Asafodeita - a pinch Oil - 1 tsp Ginger - a small piece. Method: Cook the dal in water on stove top (If pressure cooked the dal will become mashed too much.). Drain the excess water. In a pan add oil and mustard seeds. When it splutters add urad dal and hing. Add curry leaves, green chilly and ginger (grated or cut into small pieces). Stir for a min till the urad dal turns golden in colour. Add the cooked dal, salt and grated coconut and mix thoroughly in low flame. Remove from flame and let it cool. Neivedhyam is ready.

How to make masala sundal for Navarathri Neivedhyam

For neivedhyams, no onions or no garam masalas. But as the powder that is to be added for the sundal is made ready and added along with the sundal that is made every day. The powder is a bit spicy and thats why it is named as Masala Sundal. Ingredients needed for the spicy powder: Urad Dal whole - 1/2 cup Channa dal - 1 cup Red Chilly - 20 nos Dhaniya (Coriander seeds) - 2 cups. Hing - 1 inch piece (solid hing) Grated coconut - 1 cup (fry it in a dry pan till they turn slightly golden brown in colour) Oil - 2tbsp How to make the spicy powder: In a pan add  1 tbsp of oil and fry Dhaniya first and then add remaining ingredients except hing and Red Chillies. When the dals turn golden brown, remove and spread it on a plate and let it cool. Add the remaining 1 tbsp of oil and fry hing first and then add red chillies to the oil so that the smell will not spread the entire house. Grind all the ingredients together to a fine paste along with the coconut. Store in an airtight cont

How to make sweet sundal for Navarathri

Though spicy sundal is the main neivedhyam for Navarathri, whole moong dal, Karamani dal, Bengal gram dal can be made as sweet sundal using Jaggery. (It is better not to use sugar). Ingredients: Broken Channa Dal (Bengal Gram Dal), Moong dal or Karamani - 2 cups Grated coconut - 1/4 cup Cardamom powder - 2 pinches (or made from 4 to 6 nos) Jaggery - 1 cup Method: Soak the dals (except broken channa dal) over night. Pressure cooks the dal. In a pan add 1/5th cup of water and jaggery. Make thick jaggery syrup. Filter it and pour it back again to the pan after washing it. Add the cooked dal. Allow the extra water to evaporate. Add grated coconut and cardamom powder and mix well. Sweet sundal is ready for Neivedhyam

How to make Sundal for Navarathri

Coconut Sundal or Regular Sundal           This type of Sundal can be made very easily and it is very simple too. Ingredients needed: Any kind of whole dal  - 2 cups Grated coconut - 1/4 cup Red chilly - 2 to 4 Salt to taste Asafodeita - 1 pinch Oil - 1 tsp Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp Broken Urad Dal - 2 tbsp Curry Leaves - a few Turmeric Powder - 1 pinch (optional) How to make? Soak the dal over night. (if it is broken dal, soak for 2 hours and cook in open pan). Pressure cook the whole dal. Drain the water completely. Heat a pan and add oil add mustard seeds and when it splutters add urad dal, hing powder, turmeric powder and red chillies. Add the cooked dal and salt. Mix everything thoroughly. Add curry leaves and grated coconut and mix again.  Neivedhyam is ready.

Channa Dal Sundal for Navrathri

Whenever it is Navarathri, the evening Neivedhyams are only Sundals. Channa Dal Sundal is one among them. Ingredients: Channa Dal (Bengal Gram Dal) - 2 cups Oil - 2 to 3 tbsp for tempering Salt to taste Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp Urad Dal - 1 tsp Red Chilly - 2 nos Green Chilly - 2 nos Curry Leaves - a few Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup Method: Soak the Dal in warm water for an hour. Cook in open flame till the dal become soft and tender. Do not over cook. Drain the excess water and let it cool for some time. In a pan heat oil and add the mustard seeds when they splutter add urad dal, curry leaves, green and red chillies. Add cooked dal and add necessary salt. Mix everything together without breaking the cooked dal. Add grated coconut and mix again. Remove from pan and transfer it to bowl. 

Sprouted Moong Dal Kosumalli

Making sprouts: Soak green moong dal over night. The next day morning remove it from water and drain the excess water throughly. Keep it covered in a warm place. It will take atleast 3 days to sprout. Ingredients: 1 cup sprouted moong dal 1/4 cup fresh coconut grated 1/2 sp salt 1/2 sp lemon juice or 1/4 cup Mango grated 1/4 cup Carrot 2 green chillies finely chopped 1Tbspn coriander leaves finely chopped Method: In a big bowl add the sprouts, carrot, mango, grated coconut and mix well. (As there is no seasoning you can add the lemon juice along with other ingredients, if you are using it). Add salt and chilly. Mix well by tossing the bowl. Add the coriander leaves and serve.