Kala Chana Sundal, Sundal Recipe

Kala Chana Sundal, Sundal Recipe

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This is how South Indian love to have their chana, and it’s so tasty that everybody will enjoy it, without a doubt!

Cooked kala chana is tempered with mustard, urad dal and other traditional ingredients, and garnished with fresh and juicy grated coconut.

In the summer, you can add a few spoons of chopped raw mangoes to the Kala Chana Sundal, for a tangy twist. Similar sundals can be made with other beans too.

Have it as a snack or serve with rice to make a Main Course meal of it!

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Kala Chana Sundal, Sundal Recipe recipe - How to make Kala Chana Sundal, Sundal Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the urad dal and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the mustard seeds, red chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the kala chana and salt, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Switch off the flame, add the coconut and mix well.
  5. Serve hot.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy111 cal
Protein4.4 g
Carbohydrates8.2 g
Fiber2.5 g
Fat6.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium37.7 mg

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Kala Chana Sundal, Sundal Recipe
 on 30 Sep 20 05:51 PM

It was delicious. Can have it as a snack or even with rotis.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks so much for trying our recipe, it means a lot to us. It is usually had as a snack or with rice. But if you wish you can have with rotis too.
01 Oct 20 10:53 AM
Kala Chana Sundal, Sundal Recipe
 on 04 Jun 19 09:26 PM

This is a simple dish with basic tempering and garnished with grated coconut, which gives a nice taste.
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Tarla Dalal    Lovely to hear from you. Keep posting your comments on recipes you have loved.
06 Jun 19 02:03 PM
Kala Chana Sundal, Sundal Recipe
 on 14 Oct 18 07:28 AM

Simple yet so delicious.I do love South Indian style cooking.Me Being gujrati this is a unique recepie and so nutritious.😋
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Divya, We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback about recipes you have tried. Happy Cooking!
15 Oct 18 08:51 AM
Sundal ( Know Your Dls and Pulses )
 on 17 Dec 15 03:02 PM

CB - tastes even better with some ginger and lemon juice thrown in :)
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for your feedback and suggestions.
19 Dec 15 12:45 PM
Sundal ( Know Your Dls and Pulses )
 on 17 Dec 15 12:18 PM

Kala chana tasting its best. Love the mix of coconut oil and coconut which lends a great taste to this recipe.
Sundal ( Know Your Dls and Pulses )
 on 16 Dec 15 04:54 PM

Kala chana sundal..a must found south indian delicacy in every household.. Perfectly cooked chana.. with aromatic and crunchy tempering.. of urad.. A simple dish.. which takes no time to make.. but yet so tasty.. This i enjoy a bowl full for my lunch along with some vegetable..