April 04, 2013

Channa Sundal

Sundal can be done with any bean seed of your choice though chickpeas is very commonly used.A snack which is low in fat, high in proteins ,very healthy and also filling. After kids come back from school, you can give them any sundal as a snack.You can have it as a tea time snack also.

Ingredients needed

Chick peas /channa /garbanzo beans -1 cup
Raw mango finely chopped or grated- 1/4 cup (optional)
Coconut - grated 1/4 cup

For the seasoning

Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dal -1 1/2 tsp
Red chillies -2 broken into pieces
Hing/ asafoetida - 2 pinches
Curry leaves -little
Oil -2 tsp


Soak chickpeas in water overnight. Rinse well, add fresh water and pressure cook with required salt till soft.The channa/chickpeas should be soft but not mushy. Drain the excess water and keep aside.


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

Add raw mango and saute for a few minutes.

Then add cooked channa, salt and grated coconut and give it a nice stir.
(add less salt as we have already added to the chick peas/channa while cooking)

Channa sundal is ready to be served.

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