Wednesday, 16 September 2015


Sundal is a popular South Indian snack made with lentils or legumes and tempered with spices. It is protein rich and a very nutritious snack. Sundal made with chickpeas/channa is offered to Lord Ganesha on the day of Ganesha Chathurthi.

Ingredients :

1 cup chickpeas/white channa (soaked overnight)
2 tablespoons coconut
A pinch of turmeric powder
1 tsp lemon juice
Salt to taste

For tempering:

2 teaspoons oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 teaspoon green chilli paster
a pinch of asafoetida
curry leaves

Method :

Pressure cook chickpeas for 3 whistles or till it is soft. Drain all excess water and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chilli paste, grated ginger, hing, curry leaves and saute for a few minutes.

Add cooked chickpeas, salt, turmeric powder and mix well. Finally add coconut, lemon juice and mix well. Switch off gas.

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