It is Navarathri time!
People visit their friends and relatives' house to view the Golu and they take home neatly wrapped paper packets of 'Sundal'.
Sundal is a mix of steamed/cooked lentils or peanuts seasoned with salt and indian spices. A different variety of sundal is prepared everyday as an offering to God and distributed to friends and family.
Soak overnight any of the following lentils:
Chana dal or dry peas or peanuts or dry garbanzo beans or black eyed peas
Mustard seeds, dessicated coconut, curry leaves, a pinch of asafoetida, a pinch of turmeric powder and salt to taste
- Cook any of the soaked ingredients. The lentils should not be overcooked and must retain original shape.
- Heat pan, add 1 teaspoon oil and add mustard seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves.
- Add the cooked lentils, turmeric and salt.
- Cook for 5 minutes. Add dessicated coconut and mix well.
Your golu sundal is ready. This is a healthy protein rich snack too. Enjoy and let the festivities begin.