channa sundal | chickpea sundal

Channa sundal is a South Indian stir fried dish made with white chickpeas. sundal is basically a dry legume-lentil preparation spiced, tempered along with fresh coconut.

You can make sundal with many legumes and lentils like moong beans, peanuts, black eyed peas, chickpeas, corn etc.

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Few such sundal recipes are

Sundal recipes are prepared during Vinayaka Chaturthi or janmashtami puja or Navratri fasting in south India.

They are very easy to prepare and make for a healthy brunch or snack. Since they are quick to prepare, they can also be served as a side dish.

I usually soak the beans, overnight and then pressure cook them. Once they are cooked soft, its just easy to temper them and add some fresh coconut. This is also a no onion no garlic recipe.

This chickpea sundal is so good with the aroma & flavor of mustard, black gram, curry leaves and the freshness of the coconut in the softly cooked chickpeas….. That it can be just had on its own without any accompaniments.

chana sundal recipe

Few more chana recipes for you!

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Channa Sundal

4.75 from 4 votes
Channa sundal is a South Indian recipe of a no onion no garlic stir fried chickpeas with spices and coconut.
chana sundal recipe, channa sundal recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:8 mins
Cook Time:30 mins
Total Time:38 mins
Cuisine:south indian
Servings (change the number to scale):3 to 4
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 1 cup dried white chickpeas (chole or safed chana)
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal (spilt skinned black gram)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 2 dry red chilies
  • 10 to 12 curry leaves
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon fresh grated coconut
  • salt as required



  • Rinse and soak the chickpeas overnight in enough water.
  • Drain and pressure cook the soaked chickpeas with 1 tsp salt and 3 to 4 cups water till they are cooked till soft.
  • Drain and keep aside.

making channa sundal

  • Heat oil in a pan. add the mustard and urad dal.
  • The mustard seeds will crackle and the urad dal will get browned.
  • They almost take the same time to cook on a low flame.
  • Immediately, add the curry leaves, red chilies and asafoetida. Fry for 10-15 seconds.
  • Now add the cooked chickpeas and salt. Stir and saute for 4-5 minutes on a low to medium flame.
  • Switch off the flame and add the coconut. stir well.
  • Serve the channa sundal as prashad or naivedyam.


  • This recipe can be doubled.

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Channa Sundal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 406mg18%
Potassium 618mg18%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 259IU5%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 39mg195%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 70mg85%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 6µg6%
Calcium 84mg8%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 767µg192%
Iron 5mg28%
Magnesium 84mg21%
Phosphorus 263mg26%
Zinc 2mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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15 comments/reviews

  1. How many whistles?

    • time taken and number of whistles will depend on the quality of chana. so it can be 6 whistles to 12 whistles or more.

  2. Great stuff! I never knew you have to mix the peanut crush with the Sabudanà, before cooking. One lives and learns!!

    • thanks and i think your comment refers to the sabudana khichdi recipe.

  3. Lovely easy healthy recipes. Love your cooking style.

    • glad to know this and thankyou so much sumathi 🙂

  4. Im a newbie to cooking..n ur recipies r a great help.. Thank u 🙂5 stars

    • welcome sandhya 🙂 and thankyou.

  5. Good preparations . Please also add the recipe for sweet Sundal.
    V K Nayar

    • thanks v k nayar. i will add the recipe soon.

  6. nice

  7. nice recipe, I like it…

  8. Guilt free snack…my fav anytime

  9. I always like the chana recipe very much,this is a happy recipe
    .4 stars

    • thanks umesh