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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Kondakadalai Sundal/ Black Chickpea Stir fry

Sundal is the stir fried legumes of your choice. It is a must have for any festival or offering to God .It can be made with chick peas, peas, channa dhal etc., It is simple and easy to make. It makes a healthy snack too. I made this sundal for Vinayagar Chathurthi.


What are the ingredients needed?

Black chickpeas, 1 cup
Oil, 2-3 teaspoons
Mustard seeds, 1/4 teaspoon
Red chillies, 2-3 (depending on the size, required spice level)
Curry leaves, a sprig
Asafoetida- a pinch
Salt, to taste
Grated Coconut, 3 tablespoons

How it is made?
  1. Soak the chickpeas for 5-6 hours, preferably overnight.
  2. Then pressure cook the chickpeas for 3-4 whistles.
  3. Then let the pressure release, drain the water and set the cooked chick peas aside. 
  4. Heat oil in a skillet, add mustard seeds, when they crack add red chillies, curry leaves and fry for a minute or two, then add asofoetida, cooked chickpeas, salt to taste and mix well.
  5. Cook this for a minute or two, then remove from heat add the grated coconut, mix well and serve.

Notes
  • While eating as a snack, onion can also be used. But usually while offering to God, we avoid garlic and Onion.
  • For variation, u can add grated ginger too. Fry the grated ginger with other ingredients and proceed.
  • Red chillies can be replaced by green chillies too.

22 comments:

  1. Yummy! Just love sundal esp this one.. can eat it anytime

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  2. Very healthy sundal, even i prepared this on ganesh chathurthy:)

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  3. Nutritious and definitely a healthy sundal,simply love it.

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  4. yummy sundal....love the pillayar too...

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  5. never tried this stir fry.. lovely idea.. black chickpea is my husband's fav

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  6. Delicious and protein rich recipe...

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  7. at our common ganesh mandap this is served to the Lord by many of the friends from Tamilnadu...although it is unusual for us but I love this recipe...it is a good break from the regular sweets and thats y am hooked on to it

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  8. Love this black chickpea sundal, I make with more coconut.

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  9. Chickpeas are high in protein, nice recipe.

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  10. oftenly i'll make sundal for eveg snack..healthy choice.Nice picture, like the Ganesh statue :)

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  11. Ah my favorite one...love this anytime Divya, Love your Ganesh idol

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  12. Healthy sundal and I love the little ganesha posing. Nice.

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