kala chana sundal recipe | konda kadalai sundal recipe | black chana sundal recipe

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black chana sundal recipe – south indian recipe of a no onion no garlic stir fried black chickpeas with spices and coconut.

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kala chana sundal recipe – a simple, easy and tasty black chickpeas sundal recipe which is often made during ganesh chaturthi or navratri festival.

kala chana sundal recipe

various sundals can be made with different legumes or lentils like black eyed peas, sweet corn, moong beans, bengal gram, peanuts. more or less the method to prepare sundal is same with minor variations here and there. i have already posted few such versions like:

  1. rajma sundal
  2. white channa sundal
  3. green peas sundal
  4. sweet corn sundal
  5. kadalai paruppu sundal (chana dal sundal)

to make this kala channa sundal, i have soaked the dried black chickpeas overnight so that they become easier to pressure cook. whenever i am making any dish from chickpeas or rajma, i soak them for 8 to 9 hours or overnight. soaked chickpeas are easier and faster to cook.

sundals are healthy and guilt free snacks which you can have any time of the day. you can have them as an accompaniment with your meals too.

kala chana sundal recipe

if you are looking for similar recipes then do check sookha kala chanakala chana chaat, dry kala chana recipe, kala chana curry, kadala currychana masala recipe and ukadiche modak.

kala chana sundal recipe below:

kala chana sundal recipe, konda kadalai sundal recipe
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kala chana sundal recipe | konda kadalai sundal recipe

black chana sundal recipe – south indian recipe of a no onion no garlic stir fried black chickpeas with spices and coconut.

course snacks
cuisine south indian
prep time 8 hours
cook time 30 minutes
total time 8 hours 30 minutes
servings 2 to 3
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • ½ cup black chickpeas (kala chana)
  • 2.5 to 3 cups water for pressure cooking the black chickpeas
  • ¾ teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • ¾ teaspoon spilt and skinned black gram (urad dal)
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1 dry red chili, kept whole or halved and deseeded
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)- optional
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon grated fresh coconut
  • 10 to 12 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • few drops of lemon juice (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or peanut oil
  • rock salt as required

how to make recipe

  1. soak the kala chana or black chickpeas overnight.
  2. next day, in the same soaked water, cook the chana in a pressure cooker till they are completely cooked. add more water if required in the cooker.
  3. add salt too when cooking the chana. then strain the kala chana and keep aside.
  4. don't drain the stock. it is rich in nutrients and can be used for making chapatis or added to breads, curries and even dals.
  5. heat oil in a pan. add the mustard seeds and urad dal.
  6. the mustard seeds will crackle and the urad dal will get browned.
  7. they almost take the same time to cook on a low flame.
  8. immediately, add the curry leaves, red chilies and asafoetida. fry for 10-15 seconds.
  9. now add the cooked black chana and salt. stir and saute for 4-5 minutes on a low to medium flame.
  10. switch off the flame and add the coconut. sprinkle the lemon juice. stir well.
  11. serve the black chana sundal as prashad or naivedyam.

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Nice! Sundals are highly nutritious. Your recipes are wonderful!

    • thanks aarti

  2. Nice recipes. Yet to try

  3. i am south Indian basic in delhi i like to make south indian dish

  4. I had seen those black chickpeas before, but since I am not that much of a chana fan I hadn’t tried using them in my cooking. My husband loves chana!

  5. Everyone loves sundal in my family and we enjoy it often as an evening snack.

  6. Loooks yummy!!. .so healthy also ..

  7. healthy and delicious sundal

  8. This is one of our favourite snacks at home, dassana. My hubby makes it so often. 🙂

    Your photographs of the Sundal look sooooo good!

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