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Black Chana Sundal

 Published 2012-Oct-17   Updated 2017-Mar-13

- Submitted by Raji Ramakrishnan

(Kala Channa Sundal, Kondai Kdalai Chundal,  Indian Chikpea Salad)

I love sundals, specially when you are making it for naivedyam / prasad, it is awesome.

Recipe For Black Chana Sundal


  • 1/2 cup Brown/Black chana (chickpea)
  • 2 tbs Grated coconut
  • 1 Green chilli
  • A small piece of ginger
  • Few curry leaves
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • Salt


  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Urid dal
  • 1 Red chilli broken into pieces
  • Few curry leaves
  • Hing (Asafoetida) powder


  1. Pressure cook the chana till is soft should not be mushy with salt and turmeric powder. Remove excess water.
  2. In a kadai, heat oil, add the mustard seeds, urid dal and chilli.
  3. When it splutters and the urid dal becomes slightly brown, add the curry leaves and hing powder.
  4. Mix the brown chana in it and saute well.
  5. Crush the grated coconut, green chillli in mixer and add to the above mix.
  6. Saute for a minute and transfer to a bowl. Your snack is ready.

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