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Chana Dal Sundal - Kadalai Paruppu Sundal Recipe

Chana Dal Sundal or Kadalai Paruppu Sundal Recipe - Traditional South Indian Style Seasoned Lentils. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 2
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 1/2 cup Chana Dal
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Grated Coconut
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
  • A Pinch of Hing or Asafoetida
  • A Pinch of Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Dried Red Chillies
  • 1 Sprig Curry Leaves
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak the chana dal in water for 1 – 2 hours. Drain and cook it with enough water and turmeric until soft.
  • Drain the cooked chana dal and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and urad dal and let them splutter.
  • Add curry leaves, hing and broken red chillies and fry for a couple of seconds.
  • Add the cooked chana dal and salt and fry for 1 – 2 minutes.
  • Add the grated coconut and mix well.
  • Switch off the flame and serve hot.