Kala Chana Sundal / Black Chickpea Sundal

Sundal recipes are healthy with lots of protein and nutrients packed. Basically sundal is made of beans,peas and sprouts and makes a healthy snack and are famous in south india.
Easy peasy to do and takes very less time of involvement with the recipe. These sundal recipes are made often in daily bases in most of the homes in south india. These are one of the best snack for breaking a fast during fasting days or for munching at any time of the day.
This Kala Chana Sundal is basic version with no garlic and onion in it ... but we can add them for little crunch or change it according to the taste.

Level: Easy
Soak time: Overnight
Cook time: 20-30min
Prep time: 5 mins
Serves: 2-3
1 cup = 250ml


Black Chickpea/Kala Chana : 1/2 cup
Salt: 1 teaspoon
Water: 2 cups

Oil: 1 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds/ Raya: 1/2 teaspoon
Urad Dal: 1/2 teaspoon
Curry Leaf: 10
Red Chilli: 2
Green Chilli: 1 (chopped)
Asafoetida/Hing: a pinch

Desiccated Coconut: 1 tablespoon
Coriander chopped: 1 tablespoon
Lemon Juice: 1 teaspoon


Soak the Black Chickpea overnight or atleast 5 hours.
In a pressure cooker add soaked chickpeas and add salt and water. Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles or until the peas is cooked.

In a pan heat oil and add mustard seeds. Let the seeds crackle and then add Urad dal and let it turn brown. Add asafoetida, green and  red chillies and curry leaves.
Add drained boiled Chickpea. Test the seasoning and add salt and red chilli powder to taste.
Garnish with coconut and coriander.

You can use canned white chickpea/Garbanzo, wash thoroughly and do the tadka part. 

Yummy...Wanna try....let set go....

This is going to be part of #bloghop #navaratri #mondayfoodie


  1. You bring out the true essence of festive food...Beautifully explained Post.

  2. It's a favorite recipe of mine. :)

  3. What an amazing post Nisa!!! I personally love this sundal... I had this sundal first time when I was in b'lore... Back to that memories. . Super delicious post dear :)

  4. Looks divine. Super yummy recipe...

  5. It looks super yumm..This is my fav dish, we used to prepare this dish on last day of navratri festival, but never used desiccated coconut in it, I want to try this soon, thanks for sharing this yummy recipe !!

  6. very impressive recipe. Thanks for sharing...


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