Black Chickpea Sundal

Black Chickpeas or Kala Chana is an excellent source of protein. It is also beneficial in boosting

 immune system, promote muscle mass, regulated diabetes and enhances hair, skin and nail health.

Kala chana sundal is a healthy and guilt free snack which can be consumed  at any time of the day.

This sundal is often made during Ganesh Chaturti and Navratri. 

This recipe goes to Week 4 Day 2 of Blogging Marathon 131 under the theme "Kids Delight -Healthy



Black Chickpeas 1 cup

Freshly grated coconut 1tbsp

Slit green chili 1

Curry leaves 6

Chana dal 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp

Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp

Red chili 1

Asafetida 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp

Grated ginger 1/4 tsp

Chopped cilantro 1 tbsp

Oil 1 tbsp


Wash and soak chickpeas over night or for at least 8 hours.

Drain the water, wash the chick peas once again and presser cook for 2 whistles.

Heat oil in a pan and add chana dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, slit green chili, red chili,

 Asafetida and grated ginger.

Saute for a minute and add boiled chickpeas.

Add salt and  turmeric powder, mix and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Add grated coconut, mix and cook for another minute.

Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for Blogging Marathon 131.


vaishali sabnani said...

To tell the truth, I have never made Sundals. I always make a chat from chana, but I promise I will definitely try this one! It sounds really flavorful .

Srivalli said...

This is surely so healthy and an excellent one to feed the kids! you say we often make it for navratri..

Rafeeda AR said...

I love sundal just because it is healthy and absolutely filling... delicious bowl...

Radha said...

Healthy and filling snack!Great share!