Green Gram Sweet Sundal
Navaratthri or Nine nights is celebrated twice a year for the onset of summer and the other for the onset of winter.In south India we celebrate it mostly during the months of September/October .Navarathri is divided into sets of three days to adore the three different aspects of mother goddess.
The first three days, we adore Durga-the destroyer of all vices,
the next three days, we adore Lakshmi-the bestower of spiritual wealth and the final three days it is for Saraswathi-the goddess of wisdom. Navarathri also marks the celebration of Golu where the dolls of gods and goddess are artistically displayed and ofcourse the variety of sundal that is offered as prasadam.
Here is the recipe of a sweet sundal which goes with the theme of Festival special for BM#43
Whole green gram 1/2 cup
Jaggery 1/3-1/4 cup
Cardamom powder 1tsp
Fresh coconut 1/4 cup
Soak the green gram overnight.
Next day drain it and pressure cook it upto 3 whistles without any extra water
Now take the jaggery in a kadai. Sprinkle 2 -3 tbsps of water on it, cook it in minimum flame till the jaggery dissolves completely.
Now add the cooked greengram and cardamom powder. Mix well
Continue to cook in low flame till the water completely evaporates
Sprinkle fresh grated coconut, mix well and switch off the flame
Prasadam is ready!