The most important days of Dussera are here and the festivities are on in full swing at home as well. With the dolls and friends dropping in to have a look, the days are just more fun. Some yummy sundal completes all the fun.
Chickpeas (kabuli channa/ senagalu) 1 cup (100 gms)
Green chillies 2
Cumin seeds 2 tsp
Chopped coriander 1/8th cup
Fresh and grated coconut 1/8th cup
Fresh and grated mango 1/4th cup
Refined cooking oil 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Black gram 1 tsp
Curry leaves 4-5
Pinch of asafoetida
Pinch of turmeric
Salt to taste
Soak the chickpeas over night or for around 10-12 hours. Add a pinch of turmeric and pressure cook to 7 or 8 whistles. Drain and set aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, as they pop add green chillies, cumin seeds, black gram, curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida. Pour this seasoning over the chickpeas.
Add fresh coconut, mango and coriander. Add salt to taste and mix well.
Serve as naivedyam to all the dolls. Here is another glimpse of our dolls: