Friday, September 19, 2014

Konda Kadalai Sundal Recipe-Kala Channa Sundal

As Navratri is approaching, I am posting this easy sundal recipe with brown channa or kondai kadalai (Garbanzo Beans in English). Kondakadalai has many health benefits. It is a good source of protein and fiber. As it is rich in fiber, it keeps you fuller for a longer time and thereby aids in weight loss also. It can be had as an evening snack and can be given to kids after they get back from school. Today we will learn how to make channa sundal following this easy recipe.

Konda Kadalai Sundal-Kala Channa Sundal

Kondai Kadalai Sundal Recipe-Kala (brown) Channa Sundal

Konda Kadalai Sundal Recipe-Kala Channa Sundal

 Prep Time : 5 mins (excluding soaking time)
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySnacks
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Brown Channa/Kondaikadalai -1/2 cup
   Grated coconut -1/4 cup
   Salt needed

   For the seasoning

   Oil -1 1/2 tsp
   Mustard seeds -1 tsp
   Urad dal -1/2 tsp
   Red chillies -2
   Hing - a pinch
   Curry leaves -few


Wash and soak kala channa overnight or for 6-7 hours. Pressure cook with a little water and salt for 3 whistles or until soft.

Once the pressure is released, open the cooker. In case, if there is water in the channa, drain it and keep it aside.


Heat oil in a pan/kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, when dal turns golden brown, add red chillies, hing and curry leaves.

Saute for a second and add the cooked channa without water. Saute for 2-3 minutes until it is well coated with the seasoning. Add salt if needed.

Then add grated coconut, mix well and remove from flame.

Enjoy with a cup of hot tea or coffee!!

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  1. Hi Padhu,
    My family is big fan of garbanzo beans, nice post.

  2. Tried this recipe, came out amazing. Thanks

  3. Very simply and effectively explained. Sundal came amazingly well. Thanks. Keep going and make our day

  4. Dear Padhus , I got married couple of months back. Amma Romba chellam kuduthadhu nale kitchen side ku pogave ilai. We r from palakkad. Only your recipes remind me of my paatis chamayal. I’m in the US. I visit your page Atleast 4-5 times a day for a new recipes . Name it and u have it here. Thank you very very much for adding al these recipes here ... great fan


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