वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ ।
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥
Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Suurya-Kotti Samaprabha |
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryessu Sarvadaa ||

Ganesh Chaturthi will be  celebrated  this year on 25Aug ,with great devotion all over India. People bring home murtis (Idols) of Lord Ganesha and celebrate the festival by worshiping the Lord in a special way for a day and a half, 3 days, 5 days, 7 days or 11 days depending on the family tradition and commitment of each individual.
On the last day of worship the idol is taken out in a colourful and musical procession to be immersed traditionally in water. Ganpati is one of the most popular God. His blessings are invoked at most religious ceremonies as He is the one who can remove all obstacles to success. He is the giver of fortune and can help to avoid natural calamities.

All rituals start with Ganapati Pooja so that all obstacles will be removed.

My Contribution for 106th #Foodiemonday # Bloghop theme #GaneshChaturthiSpecial is a simple Chickpea Sundal that is always prepeared at my place as an offering to Lord Ganesha.


Recipe for Kondakadalai Sundal:


1Cup =250 ML

1 Cup Boiled Chickpeas /Kondakadali

1.5 Tsp Split Black gram

1/2 Cup Freshly grated Coconut

1 Tsp Mustard

A Pinch of Asafoetida

4 Dry red chillies (roughly torn)

Salt to taste

2 Tsp Oil


Soak Chickpeas overnight. Drain the water and then pressure cook the chickpeas with some water and salt untill they are nicely cooked and soft. Drain the water and it can be used for soups,rasam or sambhar.

Heat the oil in a wok. Add split black gram, asafoetida and mustard. Once the mustard splutters add the red chillies. Saute for a few seconds .Now add the boiled chickpeas and mix well .After 3-5 mins add freshly grated coconut. Mix well and switch off the flame.

Tranfer it to a cup and offer it to Lord Ganesha along with Modak as an offering. After the prayers distribute to everyone.

May Lord Ganesha shower his choicest blessings on everyone !!!!!!!



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    I never paired chickpeas with coconut, but love the idea. Will keep this in mind! 🙂

    • - Post author

      Thank you.Do try and drop in your feedback whenever you try.

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    This is my all time favorite!!

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    Looks so divine !

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    Now that the festive season has begun, sundals are the most easy & not to mention tasty prasadams that takes less time & is healthy. Nicely done !

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    Lovely recipe…Never heard of it but liked the idea a lot !!

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    I love sundals and this one looks super tempting Di..thanks for this easy share !

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    Sundals looks so tempting Preethi. Excellent share. Bookmarking it.

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    Sundals are all time favorite dee…This looks tempting

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    Hi Preethi – quick question how long does it usually take to pressure cook chickpeas?

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    Love your Ganesha murti Preethi. Lovely Sundal and healthy too.

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    Yummy looking sundal!I too make it this way..:)

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