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Sundal recipe

sundal recipe

Kala chana Sundal recipe is an excellent breakfast snacks dish. It is also a festival dish. It is made with black gram dal or kala chana. It is rich in protein and a delicious snack recipe. It is usually made during festivals or just as a snack and is a favourite food of the people of South. Sundal is a recipe that is also made during Navaratri vratham. Hope this sundal recipe will be easy and helpful for you.


  • Black gram dal/ Kala chana (1/2 cup)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Coconut oil (1 tbsp)
  • Mustard seeds (1/2 tsp)
  • Curry leaves (few)
  • Dried red chilly/ Kashmiri mirch(1)
  • Black gram dal/ Urad dal (1/2 tsp)
  • Coriander leaves( chopped, few)
  • Freshly grated coconut (handful)


  • To prepare the Kala channa :
  • In a bowl, add the kala chana, water and wash well. Soak it over night in water for about 7 hours. After soaking overnight in water, the kala chana will become soft and enlarge in size.
  • Take a heavy bottom vessel and add the soaked kala chana and water.
  • Add salt(1 & 1/2 tsp) salt and mix well.
  • Heat and bring it to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, slow the flame, close it with a lid and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes or till the kala chana cooks and becomes soft and tender.
  • Drain away the water and separate the cooked kala chana.
  • To prepare sundal recipe
  • Now heat another heavy bottom vessel and pour coconut oil.
  • Once the oil becomes hot, add mustard seeds in it and allow it to crackle.
  • Add Urad dal and saute till it turns light brown in color in a slow flame.
  • Add few curry leaves in it and saute.
  • Once the aroma spreads, take the dried red chilly break it into half and add it to the pan.
  • Add the cooked kala chana into the pan and saute.
  • Once the spices mixes well with the kala chana, slow the flame and sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves over it.
  • Switch off the flame and sprinkle freshly grated coconut on the sundal.
  • Sundal is now ready to be served.
  • Serve Sundal warm as it is or with coconut chutney.

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