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Sep 11, 2012

Kondakadalai Sundal / Black Chickpea Sundal / Kala Channa

For the second of Blogging Marathon under the theme, Vinayagar Chaturthi Specials, I am going to share a simple n healthy neivedyam ~ Kondakadalai sundal. Sundal is one of the easy neivedyam and is made on all special occasions like, vinayagar Chaturthi, Krishna Jayanthi, Saraswathi Pooja, Navarathri n many more special days. Not only on special days u can make this sundal daily for your tea time snack, as its a very healthy n filling snack. I usually make twice or thrice in a week with different legumes. I have already share 4 types of sundal recipes and u can see them Here. Each recipes is simple n different from other. This kala channa sundal is with out adding onions, just tempering is needed. Good amount of freshly shredded coconut is added for more flavor n taste. Now to the recipe...

Kondakadalai Sundal
  1. Black Chickpeas      1 cup or as needed
  2. Shredded Coconut    2-3 tbsp
  3. Salt      to taste
  4. Cilantro      few finely chopped
To Temper
  1. Oil      1 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds      1/4 tsp
  3. Hing     a pinch
  4. Chana dal      1 tsp
  5. Urad dal       1 tsp
  6. Dry Red Chili       1 or 2 broken
  7. Green chili      1 (finely chopped) or to taste
  8. Ginger      1 tsp (finely chopped)
  • Wash n soak Black chickpeas for over night or min 6-8 hours.
  • After soaking, cook chickpeas with enough water until it cooked well n tender but not mushy.
  • or u can simply pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  • Then drain the excess water n keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan/wok, add the mustard seeds once it splutter then add all the ingredients one by one and fry nicely or till the dal turns light golden brown.
  • Now add chickpeas n enough salt n stir fry for a minute.
  • And then add shredded coconut n stir for a minute n lastly add some chopped cilantro n turn off the stove.
  • That's it....Simple n healthy Sundal ready.
Over night soaking time is best for sundal preparations or if u r making it for evening snack or poojai soak it in early morning (6-7 am)
If u want u can also add some finely chopped onions after tempering n saute onion well n proceed.
Coconut is added for extra flavor n taste, if u don;t like u can omit.

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  1. tempting and inviting clicks :)

  2. Nice clicks!

  3. loved the last click especially- good one !

  4. What esxactly is this Sundal ?? I have seen so many recipes on blogs for this.. Is it just the usual Stir -Fry ? Or is it complusory to add coconut into it, otherwise it does not retain its name ??

    The pics ar eGorgeous btw :)

    1. Yes, Sundal is nothing but a simple stir fry, adding coconut is completely optional but it sure gives nice flavor n taste to the sundal...i have other sundal recipes-without coconut, if u r interested check that too :) Thanks dear!!

    2. hey, was just reading this conversation.. sangee, is it correct to say sundals are things made for navarathri?? i love the clicks.. they are soooo inviting. this is one of my fav sundal

    3. Roshni, Yup Sundals are made on Navarathri days- we lived in Agraharam for more than 10 yrs i remember daily(all nine days) we used to go to all maami's house(6 neighbors) for Navarathri Golu n Patchanam :) feeling nostalgic !!

    4. Yes, the usage of coconut is optional, but the main ingredient has to be from the pulse/legume family. It can be made with chanas, chana dals, cow chicpeas, dried green peas, groundnuts ..the list is quite long :)

    5. even i remember my childhood days... navarathri meant going to all the neighbours houses for all 9 days for sundals. it was always a guessing game which mami will make which one.. Now i try and do some part of it. Keep a kutti Golu and make sundals, but invite everyone only on the weekend. do you do golu?

  5. Aaha..Marathon on Vinayagar Chaturthi Specials...can't wait to see all your entries. simply like the sundal.

  6. I like this kala chana sundal better than the white chana, looks good..

  7. The bowl looks so tempting.. love it!

  8. Yummyyyyy sundal..

  9. healthy and delicious recipe.. looks fantastic...

  10. yum ...of of fav and looks so fab ..nice pics

  11. I can have this bowl of nutritious sundal anytime. I do them quite often, fortunately everyone at home simply love this sundal..Inviting Sangeetha.

  12. Looks very tempting, I have the white version post. nice pictures!

  13. looks very tempting and healthy:)

  14. The pictures are awesome Sangee. Sundal is so comforting and the black channa is much more nutritious than the white kind.

  15. delicious sundal ...feel to hav

  16. Nice clicks and healthy sundal...

  17. can pass off as a wonderful salad..rt?..looks great!

  18. Pictures are so pretty!..very healthy snack! we normally make with kabuli channa..and this for navarathri..:)

  19. Very nice timepass snack for anytime...


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