Sunday 31 August 2014

Channa Sundal / Kondakadalai Sundal / Chick Peas Sundal

Sundal is a healthy snack preparation using legumes( lentils) seasoned with spices and coconut.  It is also an important dish offered as prasadam during Hindu festivals especially during Ganesha chathurthi, Navarathri, particularly in South India. 

Here is the recipe for  protein packed and also tasty Channa / Chick peas sundal !


Chick peas / Channa / Kondakadalai - ½ cup
Grated Coconut - 2 to 3 tbsp
Salt - to taste

For Seasoning:
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard -  
½ tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Red chilli - 2
Asafoetida - a pinch
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


Wash and soak the channa overnight or for about 6 to 8 hours.

Pressure cook channa by adding salt and nearly 3 cups of water for 3 or 4 whistles or until it becomes soft.

Drain the excess water and keep aside .

Heat oil in a kadai; add all the ingredients under "For Seasoning" one by one.

After it crackles, add cooked channa; continue mixing till the moisture evaporates if any.

Finally sprinkle grated coconut; give it a thorough mix .  Switch off the gas.

Protein rich sundal is now ready to serve!


  1. sundal looks delicious and this is healthy snacking too

  2. Am ready to munch some anytime, my favourite sundal.


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