Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Chickpea Sundal

I am unable to post regularly now a day because of my daily routine. I was working before I enter into motherhood but later on I did not feel like leaving my daughter and go for job but I was not ok with sitting idle at home. Then, my husband gave me an idea that I should start taking tuitions because of what my daughter also will be in front of eyes. Since I have studied higher mathematics I started taking maths tuitions. Now i really don’t know when my day starts and when it gets end. Ok I don’t want to waste my time any more so coming to today’s recipe.

Sundal a very common snack item in south India. The dish is particularly made for prasadam in Navaratri. In my home we regularly make this because it is very healthy food. I have made this time chickpea sundal.

Chickpea sundal

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Soaking time for Peas-Minimum 8 hours

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serve-4-6 persons


Chickpea -2 cups ( I have used small one, wash and soak it in water for at least 8 hours or overnight)

Salt-to taste

Green Chillies-4 Chopped

Dry Red Chillies-2

Oil-1 tabs

Ginger-1’ grated

Mustard seeds- 1 tsp

Asafoetida powder- ½ tsp

Curry leaves-Few

Split black gram dal-1 tsp

Grated Coconut- ¼ cup


·         Add sufficient water and little salt to peas and pressure cook them in medium flame till you get 3-4 whistles.
·         Allow the cooker to cool down and then drain the excess water from channa.
·         Now heat oil in a pan.
·         Put mustard and allow it to crack.
·         Add black gram dal, green chillies, red chillies, grated ginger,curry leaves and asafoetida.
·         Fry them well.
·         Now add boiled channa in this and put little salt to taste.
·         Fry for couple of minutes.
·         Switch off flame.
·         Add grated coconut and serve.


Satya said...

sundal is my all time favorite ...
a perfect healthy snack...


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Swathi said...

Chickpea sundal i love them , I am making more often.

SE said...

Very healthy dish indeed. Hope you are having great time with your little daughter..

Soumya said...

delicious and yummy sundal

JishasKitchen said...

nice recipe

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

healthy recipe..
Tasty appetite

Indian Khana said...

One of my fav..

Fathima said...

perfect for snacking!

Pari Vasisht said...

Hope you aredoing good and yes if you are busy it's really good, especially if your daughter is in front of your eyes all the time.
The sundal looks good and I simply love it.


Sharmi said...

Thanks for dropping by! You have nice collection of recipes!

sneh said...

tasty and healthy! said...

My all time fav..yummy!

Unknown said...

Sundal looks Delicious Subha :) Our favorite! Lovely blog !

Aruna Manikandan said...

First time here....

Healthy delicious sundal :)

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Unknown said...

Nice to munch...reminds me of the beach, where we used to buy these sundal.
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Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

You just remind me of my childhood snack, I use to buy this from Indian stall, your homemade version look even better !