Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Peas Sundal / Shubh Navratri / Sundal Recipes

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Happy Navratri Durga Pooja :
Dear Friends...
May God gift you all the gifts of Life,
Gifts of Joy, gifts of Happiness,
Gifts of Friendship, Gifts of love
And all other gifts you want to have in your life…
Happy Navratri &  May this Navratri brings you  health & wealth…!
May Almighty empower you and your family with her Nine Swaroopa of Name, Fame, Health, Wealth, Happiness, Humanity, Education, Bhakti & Shakti…!
We know, Happy Navratri commences on the first and ends on the tenth day of the bright half of the lunar month Asvina. This year , it started on 8 th Oct and ends on Saraswathi 16 th Oct, with Vijayadasami celebrated on 17 th Oct 2010..!
In this festival season,  we used to invite all the friends, relatives & neighbours over to home,  to look at the Golu and participate in the pooja.  In Golu, the dolls are decorated beautifully in wooden plank steps. And they are meant to represent the Goddess Mahishasramardini sitting on her throne..! 
And this festival is celebrated with great joy to commemorate  the  victory  of  the  good over  the  evil..!
During  this auspicious moments, devotional songs or shlokas are chanted...!!!
After performing the pooja, the food items, sweets and sundal that have been offered to the Goddesses are given as prasadam to all…! Also , Kumkum, flowers and a small bag of gifts are given to girls & married women..!
Am  glad  to  share  with  you  the  traditional  Golu  pics  of   Navratri  Pooja ,  which  is  being  celebrated   in  my   Loving  Aunt  Mrs. Parvathy’s   house…!   My  Aunt  and  her  young  daughters,  used  to  decorate  Golu  each  year  very  innovative  and  eye catching...!

Peas Sundal : 
One of the famous  food dish,  prepared for pooja offering is  Peas Sundal…!
Here is the delicious & tasty recipe for to enjoy…!!!
  • Dry peas                       - 1 cup
  • Oil                                - 1 tbsp
  • Asafetida pwd               - a pinch
  • Mustard                        - ¼ tsp
  • Cumin                           - ½ tsp
  • Split urad dal                - 1 tsp
  • Red chilly                      - 2 or 3
  • Grated coconut flowers  - 3 tbsp
  • Curry and coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  1. Soak dry peas in water for 7 to 8 hrs.
  2. Pressure cook the peas by adding half cup water and little salt.
  3. Heat oil in pan.
  4. Temper with asafetida, mustard, cumin, split urad dal, red chilly and curry leaves.
  5. Add grated coconut flowers.
  6. Taste and adjust salt.
  7. Sauté for a minute.
  8. Add cooked peas, mix well.
  9. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  10. Healthy, tasty Peas Sundal ready to be offered as prasadam to God ..
         Have a Joyous Durga Pooja....!!


  1. Nice golu, Pea sundal delicious.

  2. Nice golu, Pea sundal delicious.

  3. Peas sundal sounds yumm yumm....

  4. happy durga pooja to you... Simple n deliciou sundal.. lovely golu pics..

  5. oh man lovely setting of the idols :) happy navratri to u as well

  6. Golu luks wounderful jey,feel like to be in my mom place.She used to keep golu.Happy navrathiri to u and to ur family.
    Sundal realy delicious...

  7. Nice golu .... Wish u & family a very happy Navrathri...
    Sundal looks delicious ...

  8. Happy Navaratri dear...loved the concept of gulu..and the dish too...

  9. Navaratri sundals - super! :-)

  10. Sundals looks delicious.. Happy navarathri..

  11. Happy Navarathri to you! Golu and sundal look so beautiful!

  12. Peas sundal reminds me of Marina beach in chennai,looks awesome. Perfect golu and good clicks.

  13. Looks Delish ...... love the clicks .

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,

  14. in my mom's place we used to keep such an elaborate golu like this, reminds me of that.
    sundal looks perfectly cooked and happy navaratri to u all

  15. Shubh Navratri to u Jay!
    golu looks wonderful!

  16. The golu is so nice. Reminds me of my home town. Sundal looks delicious

  17. Thank dear friends for your motivating feedback...:)

    Hope you having a great day...!!!

  18. What a great display of figurines, and what a great recipe! I am not sure what the grated coconut flowers are though... can you tell me ?

  19. Same to you, Jay. Simple and delicious snack of sundal.

  20. Beautiful golu and droolworthy peas sundal..Happy navrathiri to u and ur family..

  21. Happy Navratri, and the peas sundal looks reallie good

  22. Looks Deli-sh ...... love the clicks .

  23. Lovely post..Sundal looks absolutely delicious !!

  24. hy Alessandra,

    Thanx for dropping by n for your motivating comments....!

    grated coconut flowers are ...grating coconut to small pieces and grinding in blender to
    fine flowers...!

    Giv a try n let me know..

  25. Happy navratri to you and your family.

    Sundal looks great.

  26. Sundal looks delicious...happy navrathri to you and your family..

  27. its a beautiful golu..happy navratri to u n ur family jay ...sundal looks delicious ..yummy


  28. Dear Rachana, Panch pakwan, Satya...

    Thanx for your lovely compliments...:)

  29. Really interesting post Jay.

    Thank you so much.

  30. Nice post, Jay, with beautiful pics. And a neat recipe.

  31. Happy Navratri Jay, loving the golu, beautifully organised and sundal very refreshing!

  32. Happy Navratri to you and your Family!
    loved the golu pics... sundal looks good..

  33. Happy Navratri to you too, Jay..Sundal looks delicious!! Beautiful pictures..

  34. Awesome golu arrangements and a perfect sundal..

    Aaha Oho

  35. Wish you & your family a very happy Navrathri, Jay: Those peas look very delicious and the dolls arrangements are lovely too!

  36. Happy Navratri to you too !

  37. Happy Navratri to u also dear:)

  38. Happy Navrathri to u n ur Aunty's family dear.They hv done it very well the kolu.

  39. nice golu pictures& sundal too.

  40. happy navarathri to you and your family dear...

    also very happy saraswathi poojai too....

    kolu looks wonderful... i miss everything.....

  41. Ooo, it all sounds delicious.


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