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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Soya Bean Guggillu / Sundal

So far in the series,

First week - Sweets
Malaadu / Hurigadale Unde
Dry Gulab Jamun
Coconut Burfi / Kobbari Mithai
Almond Halwa / Badam Halwa
Elaneer Payasam
Godhuma Sojjappalu

Second week - Snacks from Gujarat
Damni Dhokla
Doodhi Muthia / Lauki Muthia
Dal Pandoli
Methi Khakhra
Pressure Cooker Khandvi

Third Week - Snacks

South Indians use some of the legumes to prepare spicy salads with a tempering common to the region. A similar tempering commonly goes into the preparation of local dry curry preparations as well.  The dish goes by regional names like guggillu, sundal or usli. It is eaten as a snack and onion-free versions are also offered as neivedyam (An offering to God.). Chickpeas and peas are commonly used to make guggillu and they used to be a common evening snack at our home while growing up. It makes a healthy, filling and nutritious dish. This delicious and healthy dish needs a little preparation ahead, in terms of soaking the legumes and boiling them. Legumes can be boiled in advance and frozen to make quick fix snacks or to use in other dishes. I prepared guggillu using soy beans / soya beans this time and it makes a 'neivedyam' item for Navaratri as well.

Sauteed onions can also be used instead of coconut in the recipe. Some of the recipes I posted earlier are below.
Batani Guggillu / Green Peas Sundal
Black Chickpeas Sprouts Salad
Chori Beans Sprout Usli
Senaga Guggillu
Peanut sundal

1 cup soya beans / soy beans
Salt to taste
2 tsp. oil
1 tsp. mustard seeds
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1 tsp. split chickpeas / Bengal gram / chana dal
1 or 2 green chillies, finely chopped
10 - 12 curry leaves
2 pinches turmeric powder
1 pinch of asafoetida powder
1/4 cup fresh shredded coconut
1 tbsp. minced cilantro
Lemon / Lime juice to taste (optional)

* Soak soy beans overnight or for about 6 - 8 hours and drain the water after soaking is done. Pressure cook the beans for 2 to 3 whistles adding salt or cook in a sauce pan on stove top adding sufficient water. When done, the beans must be tender but still holding the shape. They should not turn mushy.
* Drain the water used to cook and rinse away any beans' skins that come off after cooking. 
* Heat oil in a sauté pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and Bengal gram. When dal starts to turn reddish, add green chillies and sauté for about 30 seconds. Next add curry leaves, turmeric, asafoetida and stir once.
* Add cooked beans and coconut to the pan and stir to combine. Taste and add salt if needed. Cook on low flame for a couple of minutes and turn off the stove.
* Squeeze lemon juice if using and give a stir.
* Garnish with cilantro and serve warm.

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Srivalli said...

Ah that's a good one to enjoy for a snack and not to mention so healthy!..good option.

sushma said...

Nice and healthy snack indeed. Soy bean guggillu have turned out very nice.

vaishali sabnani said...

A sundal with soyabean ! That’s lovely , so healthy and nutritious ! It not only looks great but would make an excellent anytime snack .

Harini R said...

Excellent choice for guggillu. Love them. The whole of Sravana Masam we have enjoyed senaga guggillu :) This Navratri I shall definitely make some Soy ones !

Amara’s cooking said...

That's an innovative dish Suma, I'm sure Soy gives a unique flavour. Nicely done.

Narmadha said...

Soya bean sundal looks so healthy and nutritious. Would love to add mangoes too in season. Easy and quick recipe