Rajma Masala Sundal recipe is an easy to make sundal for Navaratri or Vinayaka chaturthi festivals. It is even a healthy filling snack for kids who return hungry after school. Quick to make protein rich sundal or stirfry.

I would like to thank Uma Bala my sweet neighbour who gave the recipe for making the masala sundal. I have tasted masala sundal many a times from her preparation. But for me this my first attempt in masala sundal and it came out really tasty.

You could prepare the same recipe without the masala powder too. The masala powder adds more flavour and taste to the sundal and is apt for adults who love spicy version.

Rajma Masala Sundal recipe

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Cuisine: Tamil

Rajma-1 cup
Salt- to taste
Coconut, grated- 2-3 tablespoons

To temper:
Oil- 2 teaspoons
Mustard seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dhal/ Ulunthu- 1 teaspoon
Dry red chillies, broken- 2
Curry leaves- 2 strands
Hing/ Kayam- pinch

For Masala:
Dry red chillies- 2
Chana Dal- 1 teaspoon
Coriander seeds- 1 teaspoon
Rajma sundal recipe

  • If you like to prepare masala sundal, roast the dry red chilies chana dal and coriander seeds till golden brown and coarsely powder in a blender jar; set aside.(skip this step for plain sundal)
  • Soak the rajma overnight or minimum 6 hours. Pressure cook them with some salt for 3-4 whistles. Once the pressure releases open the cooker and drain the excess water.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds with Urad dal; once the mustard seeds splutters and the urad dal tuns golden add the broken dry red chillies, curry leaves and hing.
  • Now add the ground powder and mix in that oil to cook for a second.
  • Add the cooked rajama and salt if required. Finally add the grated coconut and mix well before switching off the gas.
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