Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Chickpea Sundal

Sundal is a boiled and sauteed bean dish with spices, coconut or onion. You can customize it to your taste, by adding chopped onions, carrot, cucumber or grated mango. Jazz it up little bit with a dash of lemon juice.
Very simple and easy to make but surely tastes great. You can have it as a snack or light dinner with a cup of yogurt or include this as part of your lunch, breakfast or dinner. Options are endless, but do try out and you will be glad you did.

Preparation Time - 0
Cooking Time - 20 Minutes
Serves - 4


Dry Chick Peas - 1 Cup ( Rinse, soak the dry chick peas with enough water overnight)
Salt - 1 Tsp or to taste
Curry powder - 1 Tbsp
Grated Coconut - 2 Tbsp
Curry leaves - few
Coconut Oil -1 Tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 Tsp
Asafoetida powder - 1/4 Tsp


1) Pressure cook the soaked chick peas with enough water covering the surface and adding the salt and half of the asafoetida powder for three whistles.

2) Drain the excess water and you can add this water to soup, stock, sambar etc.

3) Heat a pan, add a tsp of coconut oil. Once the oil is hot, then add mustard seeds. After the mustard seeds stop spluttering add the asafoetida powder, curry leaves and drained chick peas.

4) At this stage if you want more salt add and saute for 3-4 minutes, now add curry powder and grated coconut and saute for 2-3 minutes and switch off.

5) Enjoy.

Event Participation

This dish goes to Complete my Thali event hosted by Taste of Mysore an event started by Jagruti.


LG said...

Thank you Sadhana for participating. Sundals look yummy! perfect with a cup of tea/coffee..

Suchi said...

Hey there, thanks for visiting my site and your lovely comments! This is my fav dish, reminds me of marina beach :)

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Hi Sadhna
Thanks for the are a winner for this event..I will make your recipe for my thali very soon..visit me if time permits...:)

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