I have many fond memories of Navratri especially with the book keeping ceremony. Everything related to our education and arts like books, musical instruments would be kept to seek blessings of Goddess. We as students were always enthusiastic to keep books. The actual enthusiasm and happiness was not about seeking blessings from the goddess but that was the only time when no one asked us to study or even touch books. This navratri special recipe whole green gram sweet sundall was served in temples during that time as naivedyam or prasadam.
I still remember the long queue at the temple for this prasadam served in banana leaves. The whole green gram sweet sundall had a unique sweetness and divine taste; maybe because it was offered to goddesses first.
We used to keep our books at our tuition teachers house. After pooja tasty puris, mashed potato curry, whole green gram sweet sundall along with another savory chana or chickpea sundall would be served. Yummy is the word!! with time we started looking forward to this feast during every navratri.
Whole green gram sweet sundall or cherupayar sundall cab be given to babies above 8 months in the form of mash without adding coconut. For toddlers and kids, grated coconut can be added. My daughter loved this recipe and here I am Sharing it with you.
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How to prepare whole green gram sweet sundall?
Soak one cup of whole green gram in water overnight. The next day drain water and pressure cook it with 1 cup of water for 2 whistles.
Grate half a coconut and keep it aside. Crush 2-3 cardamom pods too.
In a pan add 2 tablespoon of water and add the crushed jaggery. Switch on the gas and keep it low till jaggery melts.
Add the crushed cardamom pods and whole green gram mash. Mix well.
Once it’s combined, add the grated coconut and mix everything together
Yummy tasty healthy and nutritious whole green gram sweet sundall is ready to be served.
- Whole green gram - 1 cup
- Jaggery - ½ cup
- Grated coconut - ½ cup
- Cardamom Pods - 2 to 3
- Water - As required
- Soak green gram overnight. Next day pressure cook it with water for 2 whistles.
- Heat 2 tablespoon water in a pan and add crushed jaggery. Let the jaggery melt completely.
- Add the crushed cardamom Pods and green gram mash. Mix well
- Add the grated coconut and combine everything together
- Serve with a lil warmth or chilled.