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Monday, September 09, 2013

Channa Sundal Recipe | Kondakadalai Sundal Recipe | Chickpea Sundal | Vinayagar Chaturthi Recipes

Happy Vinayagar Chathurthi dear readers!! Whenever I make Channa masala or kondakadalai curry, I reserve some cooked Channa for preparing this sundal to accompany evening coffee. We can prepare it in a jiffy, if we have cooked channa in hand. I prefer it when tempered with dry red chilli and more coconut. Chickpeas are a good source of protein and rich in iron content. I often try to include it in Happy's diet. And, onto the simple and interesting recipe.

Channa/Kondakadalai(white or Black) - 1 cup
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Salt - as required
To temper:
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard  - 1 tsp
Red Chillies - 2
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few 
Asafoetida - a pinch
1. Soak the Channa dal overnight for 6 to 8 hours. Pressure cook it by adding a little salt for 4 to 6 whistles. 
 2. In a pan add some oil, allow the mustard seeds and curry leaves to crackle. Then add the urad dal and dry red chilli. Once the urad dal turns light brown, add the cooked Channa. Finally add the coconut, pinch of asafoetida and adjust the salt. After giving a quick stir, switch off the flame.

Serve it with your evening coffee or tea.

Points to remember:
  • Adding salt while pressure cooking, helps the sundal to absorb salt and tastes better.
  • Both the channa can be used for making this sundal. I have shared sundal with black channa in the below picture.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. Lovely chickpea sundal. Loved your clicks dear.

    today's post:

  2. delicious and healthy sundal

  3. healthy sundal........

  4. very healthy and delicious sundal dear :) you have explained it so well !!

  5. Tempting n healthy sunadl with step wise cliks n ur cooker grabbed my heart.so cute..

  6. Healthy one.. Lovely pics and step by step clicks made this post awesome.. Thanks for sharing..

  7. HEalthy sundal dear...
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  8. One of my fav sundal.. Looks perfectly yum :)

  9. Happy Vinayagar Chathurthi to you too dear.. This is one of my favorites Divya.. Looks yummy and delicious dear


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