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Navaratna Bean Sundal

Navaratna Bean Sundal is a colorful healthy sundal made with 9 varieties of beans / legumes. the 9 bean varieties include  white chana, black chana, green gram dal, soya bean, peanut, cowpeas, dried green peas, horse gram and rajma.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Soaking time1 d
Total Time1 d 20 mins
AuthorSharmilee J


Version 1

  • 1 cup cooked mixed 9 beans
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 3 tbsp coconut grated
  • salt to taste

To grind to a coarse mixture :

  • 1 tbsp chana dal
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp moong dal
  • 1 no small red chilli

Version 2

  • 1/2 cup cooked mixed 9 beans
  • 3 tbsp coconut grated
  • salt to taste

To temper:

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • a small sprig curry leaves
  • 1 no red chilli
  • a tiny pinch hing
  • 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


  • Version 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Version 2 : 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.
  • Serve hot / warm as a evening snack!


  • Take care not to mush the bean....so 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.
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