Kondakadalai Sundal / Chickpeas Sundal

Sundal is a healthy and nutritious evening snack or salad with legumes. There are many types of  and variations of sundals prepared with different legumes , moong bean (paasi payaru), chickpeas (kondakadalai), chana dal ( kadalai paruppu),  peas (pattani), Lobia (Alasandula) etc.  This is a chickpea sundal also know as Kondakadlai Sundal. 

We had this as a salad for healthy dinner,  it's filling that it makes you feel full and reduces hunger pangs,  also reduces the urge to have any unhealthy snacks, its simple, healthy and yum too. Lets make the sundal.

Serves 2  or 3

1 Cup Dried Chickpeas / Garbanzo beans / Kondakadalai
1/3 Cup Frehsly Grated Coconut
A Sprig Curry leaves
3 Dry Red chillies
1 Teaspoon Mustard seeds 
A pinch of Asafoetida
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Oil

Soak chickpeas / kondakadalai for about 6 - 8 hours or overnight. Drain the water that they were soaked in and rinse them in fresh water.

Pressure cook the these in 2 -3 cups of water and 1/2 a teaspoon of salt till done. When done and the pressure has cooled down completely then drain the chickpeas in a strainer. 

Heat oil a pan or wok oil, add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add curry leaves, asafoetida,  dry red chillies, saute for a few seconds. Add the grated coconut and again saute for a second, add the chickpeas and salt, toss them till they are well mixed in the seasoning.  Take off flame.

Serve and enjoy a healthy and delicious meal!!

Labels : Lentils, Chickpea, Salads, South Indian, Healthy
sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

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