Chana Sundal

Chana Sundal

(Stir fried Chickpeas)

This dish is very easy to make n mainly prepared during Navratri to offer Goddess.

Chickpeas are stir fried and cooked without onion garlic by adding fresh coconut basic spices.


2 cups chickpeas

2-3 tbs sesame oil

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

Pinch of asafoetida

Curry leaves

1 tsp Urad dal

2-3 dry chillies

2 tsp fresh coconut

1 green chill (slit)

Salt to taste

1 tsp Lime juice

1/2 tsp chilli flakes(optional)


Soak the chickpeas overnight and pressure cook with same level of water and salt for 3-4 whistles.

Add pinch of soda bi carb if required.

Once the pressure releases remove the chickpeas and allow it to cool.

For tempering take a large pan or kadai add 2tbs of sesame oil when hot add mustard seeds and pinch of hing and urad dal with red dry chillies. When it begins to splutter add one green chilli slit and curry leaves and 2 tsp of fresh coconut.

Sauté nicely then add boiled chickpeas to it and give a quick stir.

Check the salt and adjust it. Add 1/2 tsp chilli flakes and lime juice and stir.

Garnish with some grated coconut on TOP if required.

Chana Sundal is ready to serve.


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