Kaala Channa Sundal Recipe with step by step pictures

{Post updated with new pics on 18/9/2017}

Navarathri is fast approaching and it is time to brush up those sundal recipes.Sundal is one of the most preferred Neivedhyam and there are so many varieties to choose from.

As a part of September Mega marathon themed protein rich dishes, I have been doing a sub theme a week. First week was peanuts, the second week featured lentils.

For the third week, I was ready with another protein rich ingredient but realized that Navarathri is around the corner and needed a few more sundal varieties to add to my repertoire.

Hence this week’s theme is going to be different sundal varieties. Though the basic process is the same, there are many methods to prepare sundal and a variety of ingredients can be used.

This post was originally published in 2010 and at that time, I was more intent on recording the recipes rather than concentrating on the pics. Later I realized that a good pic is really necessary to please the eyes first and then only it will seduce the taste buds!

I have been packing different sundal varieties in the kids snack box instead of biscuits. Initially, they were a little skeptical to take these sundal varieties but now, they ask for it specifically!

Now let us go on to see how to make this healthy snack…

Kaala Channa Sundal Recipe

Step by step method to prepare kaala channa sundal

Soak the kaala channa for 5-6 hours. Drain and take in a vessel with enough water. Add a teaspoon of salt and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles/ till done.Drain and discard the water. Keep the cooked kaala channa aside.

Kaala Channa Sundal Recipe

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard , cumin seeds, urad dal, green chilies, curry leaves. Once the mustard pops and the dal turns brown, add the cooked kaala channa.Check for salt and add more if needed. Finally add grated coconut, mix well and remove from heat.

Kaala Channa Sundal Recipe

Kaala channa sundal is ready to be served.

Kaala Channa Sundal Recipe

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Kaala Channa Sundal Recipe

A simple protein packed sundal with kaala / black channa

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Author: PJ
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Kaala Channa
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Urad dal
  • 2 numbers Green chiles, cut and deseeded
  • A few Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Soak the kaala channa for 5-6 hours. Drain and take in a vessel with enough water. Add a teaspoon of salt and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles/ till done.Drain and discard the water. Keep the cooked kaala channa aside.

  2. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard , cumin seeds, urad dal, green chilies, curry leaves. Once the mustard pops and the dal turns brown, add the cooked kaala channa.

  3. Check for salt and add more if needed.

  4. Finally add grated coconut, mix well and remove from heat. Kaala channa sundal is ready to be served

 

15 thoughts on “Kaala Channa Sundal Recipe”

  1. Great protein source ! You make sundals where you add coconut , but we make salads or chats , little spicy , little zingy ! , Now it’s time I tried the Sundals., they would definitely taste different and delicious .

  2. Like I said earlier sundal was an everyday dish at my place because of my picky eating younger brother. Amma used to make this with and without coconut and both were our favorites.

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