Thursday, September 25, 2014

Navaratna Sundal Recipe - Navarathri Sundal Recipes

Navaratna Sundal Recipe
I wanted to try this navaratna sundal(9 bean sundal) since last year but somehow it got missed.So this year as we are consuming bean/ legume varieties atleast 4-5 days a week I bought different bean varieties to get a nine bean combo.Making navaratna sundal is very easy but cooking each bean to perfection is sure time consuming but worth the effort I will say.I made 2 sundal versions one with masala powder as suggested by my sis and another a simple stir fry sundal type. This sundal is sure a colorful and a very healthy sundal combination that you can make for navaratri and impress your guests.

Navaratna Sundal Recipe

I used these 9 nine beans combo:
  • White Chana
  • Black Chana
  • Green Gram Dal
  • Soya Bean
  • Peanut
  • Cowpeas
  • Dried Green Peas
  • HorseGram
  • Rajma
Navaratna Sundal Recipe

Navaratna Sundal Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 1 day | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Version 1:

Cooked Mixed 9 Bean Sundal - 1 cup
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste

To grind to a coarse powder:

Chana Dal - 1 tbsp
Split Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Moong Dal - 1 tsp
Red Chillies - 1 torn into small pieces

To temper:

Oil - 2.5 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Split Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - a small sprig
Red Chillies - 1
Hing - a tiny pinch

Version 2:

Cooked Mixed 9 Bean Sundal - 1/2 cup
Coconut - 3 tbsp
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Split Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - a small sprig
Red Chilli - 1
Hing - a tiny pinch

Note : The quantity of each bean can be purely your preference.
I used 1/4 cup of white, brown chana and rajma each and all others each
2 to 3 tbsp.


  1. First soak the legumes overnight each one takes different time to cook. So I categorised them according to the cooking time it takes.I soaked Black Chana , White Chana and Rajma together, then horsegram and groundnut together,green gram dal seperately.
    How to make navaratna sundal - Step1
  2. Soak green peas and soya bean togther, then cowpeas bean seperately.Now cook them seperately and keep them ready.While cooking add required salt for the bean.How to make green gram sundal - Step2
  3. In a pan dry roast the ingredients listed under 'to grind' till reddish brown then grind it to a semi coarse powder,Set aside.Heat oil - add the items listed under ' to temper' let it crackle.How to make navaratna sundal - Step3
  4. Then add red chilli powder then add cooked beans and give a quick saute.Then add coconut and masala powder , adjust salt and mix well.Cook for 2-3mins till the masala blends well with the beans.Switch off.
    How to make navaratna sundal - Step4
  5. Heat oil - add the items listed under ' to temper' let it crackle.Then add cooked mixed beans give a quick saute,adjust salt then add coconut and mix well.
    How to make navaratna sundal - Step5
Serve hot / warm as a evening snack!
Navaratna Sundal Recipe

My Notes:

  • Take care not to mush the cook them separately or combine 2-3 and cook them together as I did.
  • The 9 bean combo is your choice but I have given an idea, feel free to modify according to your preference and liking.
  • I cooked a lit more than required for sundal and made gravy for chapathi.
Navaratna Sundal Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


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