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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sundal kuzhambu (without Coconut) - Senagalu pulusu - kadalekalu Huli

Sundal Kuzhambu is made with cute black chana dal with  some freshly Ground Spices. It Goes well with Dosa,chapathi,Roti,Puttu,Appam & Rice.Chana dal being low in fat, high in dietary fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals, it is really a healthy addition to our diet.Due to its high fiber content, it keeps you feel fuller for longer time.It regulates hormone level in Women. No we will learn the Recipe.

Sundal Kuzhambu

 Prep Time :  15   min. 
Cook Time : 40 minutes.
Recipe Category: Sides
Recipe Cusine :South Indian

Black chana dal - 3/4 cup.
Tamarind - Small Amla size.
salt - to taste.
oil - to fry.
water - as Needed.
Jaggery - 1/2 tsp.(optional)
cilantro - 2 tbsp (Chopped)

To Roast & Grind

Toor dal - 1.5 tsp.
urad dal - 1 tsp.
coriander seeds - 1 tbsp.
Red chillies -  4
Pearl onions - 10.
Tomato - 2.

To temper

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp.
curry leaves - 1 sprig.
Hing - a Generous Pinch.

  • Soak the chana with needed water overnight or 7 - 8 hours, then replace it, with fresh water & pressure cook it, till it turns soft.(I pressure cooked for 6 - 7 whistles in high flame).
  • Soak the tamarind extract with 1 cup of water for half an hour,then squeeze the tamarind, retain the water & throw the pulp.
  • Heat the kadai with a tsp of oil add  toor dal, urad dal, coriander seeds & Red chillies.Saute everything together till dal's turns light Golden brown colour. Then add pearl onions,saute till it turns transparent. Then add tomatoes cook till it turns mushy. Then Grind everything with little water to a fine puree.


  • Heat the oil  in a kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add cumin seeds when it sizzles add fenugreek seeds, curry leaves & hing.Give a quick mix.

  •  Add tamarind Extract. Let it cook for   1  minute.
  • Then add Cooked chana dal along with its cooked water,salt  & Ground Paste. Mix well.
  • Add(adjust)  the water according to the consistency.

  • Simmer until the kuzhambu Thickens. Add jaggery  Stir well. Finally Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.Switch off the flame.

  • I used pearl onions to Grind, Instead you can use bigger one also.
  • you can add 3 -4 Garlic, cut in two while tempering.
  • Adjust the water according to your consistency.


Anonymous said...

I love black chana! This recipe looks flavorful and delicious. Lovely share..