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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.

  • 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.


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

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

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

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

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

  6. Delicious and protein rich recipe...

  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

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

  9. Chickpeas are high in protein, nice recipe.

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

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

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


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