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Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes
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It is customary to offer Navaratri Naivedyam to the Mother Goddess on each of the 9 days of Navaratri, and for the Pooja to be carried out twice a day, i.e. in the morning and evening. This post brings you Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes that you can easily make.  The rice based dishes or variety rice can do double duty as both naiveydam and as lunch or for tiffin boxes, after you have first lit the lamp and offered it to the Goddess. Sundal Naivedyam is usually prepared in the evenings and is the prasadam for visitors for the kolu.  

With our busy schedules and with many of us coping with  the morning rush to pack lunch boxes and school tiffin boxes, it can be a hassle to prepare different varieties of Naivedyam for Navaratri Pooja each day. At the same time, this is a festival that we enjoy and would like to make tasty offerings, and naivedyam is even more important if Bomma Kolu or Golu has been kept at home.

This is the second post in my series on Navartri: Fasting and Feasting and Everything In-between, and is focussed on Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes for Golu and Navaratri Pooja in South India. I will be writing about Naivedyam and also on Fasting in North India, in another post.

Link to Part 1 of the Series, on how the Kolu steps should be arranged, what is the order of keeping the Golu Bommai or Dolls, How and when to keep the Kalasam, etc: Navaratri Golu and How To Keep It 

I am bringing you some recipes today for Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes from my food blogger friends and from my blog, and will keep adding to this in the next few days. I must say a big Thank you to Sundari Giri (Ladles And Spoons), Paluk Khanna (Kitchen Fables) and Sujitha T Nair (Suji’s Cooking) who readily offered their well written and easy to make recipes for this post. The link to each recipe is given along with the respective image below. We have included some interesting and Healthy Payasams,do have a look!

The Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes for Navaratri Pooja differs from region to region and as per community and family customs. I am not immediately able to give you an authentic list of what is to be offered on each day for the deity worshipped on that day, and will do that at the earliest from reliable sources. Onion and garlic are traditionally not added to the naivedyam preparations. One or two of the recipes below may include onion or garlic, please omit the same while making for naiyvedyam.

What are the Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes that can be made for Pooja?

The Naivedyam for Navaratri Pooja in South India, may be offered from among the following:

Sweet Pongal or Sakkara Pongal or Chakkara Pongal
Tamarind Rice or Puliyodharai made from Pulikachal
Venn Pongal or Rice and Moong dal Lentils
Curd Rice or Daddojanam or Tayir Sadam
Coconut Rice or Thengai Sadam
Lemon Rice or Ellumicham Rice
Arisi Vellam Puttu or Rice Jagery Puttu
Milk Rice or Paal Sadam or Ksheerannam
Sweet Rice: Rice and Jaggery or Vella Sadam
Payasam
Medu Vada or Vada made from Lentils
Sweet Boondhi
Ravaa Kesari
Panakkam or Panagam – jaggery drink
Appam

The Sundal Naivedyam for Navaratri Pooja:

This is usually offered as prasadam in the evenings when visitors come to see the Golu, but can of course be made for the morning pooja instead. Sundal or Guggillu is high in protein and a healthy item on the menu as the lentils are boiled and then either stir fried or else just has tadka or tempering added to it. Most of them need to be soaked overnight, so look up the recipe well ahead of time!

The most popular order (I have yet to find the authentic sampradayam) of making the sundal naivedyam is:

Navaratri Day 1: Pasi Paruppu/ Moong dal / Green Gram Sundal
Navaratri Day 2: Sweet Pacha Payaru Sundal or Sweet Red bean/ Rajma Sundal or  Puttu or savoury version of any of these
Navaratri Day 3: Verkadalai Sundal/ Peanut Sundal
Navaratri Day 4: Chickpeas Sundal/ Kabuli Chana Sundal
Navaratri Day 5: Split Chana dal/ Bengal Gram/ kadala paruppu
Navaratri Day 6: Karamani Sundal/ Black Eyed Beans/ Lobia Beans Sundal
Navaratri Day 7: Pattani /Green Peas Sundal
Navaratri Day 8: Mocchai Kotta/ Mocchai Payaru Sundal
Navaratri Day 9: Kadala Sundal/ Kala Channa Sundal (the small black skinned channa)

Other Sundal varieties:
Whole Black Urad Sundal/ Ulundu Sundal
Kollu Sundal/ Horse Gram Sundal
Corn Sundal

Here are the Links to the Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes

1. Easy Sweet Pongal or Sakkara Pongal

Link to Recipe on Ladles and Spoons: click Here

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes for Navaratri Pooja for busy Moms. No Onion Garlic. Simple Sundal prasadam recipes for kolu

2. Tamarind Rice or Puliyodharai made from Pulikachal

Link to the Recipe from PepperOnPizza: Click Here

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes for Navaratri Pooja for busy Moms. No Onion Garlic. Simple Sundal prasadam recipes for kolu

3. Ven Pongal or Rice Cooked with Lentils

Link to the Recipe on PepperOnPizza: Click Here

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes for Navaratri Pooja for busy Moms. No Onion Garlic. Simple Sundal prasadam recipes for kolu

4. Curd Rice or Daddojanam or Tayir Sadam

Link to the Recipe on Suji’s Cooking: Click Here

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes for Navaratri Pooja for busy Moms. No Onion Garlic. Simple Sundal prasadam recipes for kolu

5. Coconut Rice or Thengai Sadam (omit the Onion in the recipe please)

Link to the Recipe on Suji’s Cooking: Click Here

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes for Navaratri Pooja for busy Moms. No Onion Garlic. Simple Sundal prasadam recipes for kolu

6. Lemon Rice or Ellumicham Rice

Link to the Recipe on PepperOnPizza: Click Here

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes for Navaratri Pooja for busy Moms. No Onion Garlic. Simple Sundal prasadam recipes for kolu

7. Medu Vada or Vada made from Lentils

Link to the Recipe on Ladles and Spoons: Click Here

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes for Navaratri Pooja for busy Moms. No Onion Garlic. Simple Sundal prasadam recipes for kolu

8. Panakam or Panagam – jaggery drink

Link to the Recipe  on PepperOnPizza: Click Here

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes for Navaratri Pooja for busy Moms. No Onion Garlic. Simple Sundal prasadam recipes for kolu

9. Rava Kesari or Kesari Bhaat

Link to the Recipe on Kitchen Fables: Click Here

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes for Navaratri Pooja for busy Moms. No Onion Garlic. Simple Sundal prasadam recipes for kolu

10. Some Healthy Payasams:

Elaneer Payasam or Tender Coconut Payasam:

Link to the Recipe on Kitchen Fables: Click Here

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes for Navaratri Pooja for busy Moms. No Onion Garlic. Simple Sundal prasadam recipes for kolu

 

Black Rice Payasam. Link to the Recipe on PepperOnPizza: Click Here

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes for Navaratri Pooja for busy Moms. No Onion Garlic. Simple Sundal prasadam recipes for kolu

 

Oats Carrot Payasam: Link to the Recipe on Suji’s Cooking: Click Here

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes for Navaratri Pooja for busy Moms. No Onion Garlic. Simple Sundal prasadam recipes for kolu

 

Millet Payasam or Thinna Pradhaman:

Link to the Recipe on Ladles and Spoons: Click Here

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes for Navaratri Pooja for busy Moms. No Onion Garlic. Simple Sundal prasadam recipes for kolu

II.  How To Make Sundal Naivedyam for Navaratri Pooja:

1. Konda Kadalai  or Brown Chickpea Sundal:

Link to the Recipe on Kitchen Fables: Click Here

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes for Navaratri Pooja for busy Moms. No Onion Garlic. Simple Sundal prasadam recipes for kolu

2. Peanut Sundal or Verkadali Sundal:

Link to the Recipe on Ladles and Spoons: Click Here

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes for Navaratri Pooja for busy Moms. No Onion Garlic. Simple Sundal prasadam recipes for kolu

3. Chickpea Sundal or Kadali Sundal:

Link to the Recipe on Ladles and Spoons: Click Here

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes for Navaratri Pooja for busy Moms. No Onion Garlic. Simple Sundal prasadam recipes for kolu

4. Pasi Paruppu or Moong Dal Sundal:

Link to the Recipe on Ladles and Spoons: Click Here

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes for Navaratri Pooja for busy Moms. No Onion Garlic. Simple Sundal prasadam recipes for kolu

5. Pacha Payuru Sundal or Green Mung Sundal:

Link to Recipe on Ladles and Spoons: Click Here

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes for Navaratri Pooja for busy Moms. No Onion Garlic. Simple Sundal prasadam recipes for kolu

(more varieties of Sundal recipes will be added shortly)

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