Channa Sundal

Channa Sundal | Chickpea Sundal | Navratri Recipe with step-by-step pictures and detailed recipe. This South Indian Sundal Recipe is a delicious Vegan snack. However, this is a no onion-no garlic recipe.

Channa Sundal is a dry munching dish mainly prepared with chickpeas. Moreover, the addition of coconut and spices elevates the taste of this Sundal.

Navratri Recipe 

Chickpea Sundal is one of the traditional South Indian dish mainly made during Navratri as prasad or Naivedyam. Moreover, it tastes good and it’s nutritious as well.

close up view of channa sundal garnished with fresh coconut and curry leaves

Chana Sundal

Channa Sundal | Chickpea Sundal

Hetal Kamdar
Channa Sundal | Chickpea Sundal | Navratri Recipe with step-by-step pictures and detailed recipe. This South Indian Sundal Recipe is a delicious Vegan snack. However, this is a no onion-no garlic recipe.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Soaking and Boiling Channa time 6 hrs
Course Evening Snack, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 tsp asafoetida | hing
  • 1-2 red dry chilies
  • 6-7 curry leaves
  • 1 cup boiled chickpeas
  • 1- inch jaggery piece
  • 1 tsp tamarind extract
  • 1/4 th cup fresh grated coconut
  • salt as per taste

Instructions
 

  • Firstly, heat oil in a Kadai and add urad dal and mustard seeds/rai in it.
  • Let the urad dal turn brown in color and mustard seeds crackle.
  • Now add curry leaves, dry red chilies, and hing and fry for 20 seconds.
  • Add boiled chickpeas in the Kadai and mix well.
  • Also add a piece of jaggery, little water, and cook for 3-4 minutes stirring in between.
  • Finally, add tamarind extract, mix well, and switch off the flame.
  • Lastly, add freshly grated coconut and mix everything well.
Keyword Channa Sundal, Chickpea sundal, Navratri Recipes, Sundal Recipe

Step-by-Step Recipe of Channa Sundal

Method:
1. Firstly, heat oil in a Kadai and add urad dal and mustard seeds/rai in it.

adding urad dal and rai in channa sundal recipe

2. Let the urad dal turn brown in color and mustard seeds crackle.

waiting for urad dal to turn brown

3. Now add curry leaves and dry red chilies and fry for 20 seconds.

Adding curry leaves in vegan recipe

4. Add boiled chickpeas in the Kadai and mix well.

adding boiled chickpeas for sundal recipe

5. Also add a piece of jaggery, little water, and cook for 3-4 minutes stirring in between.

adding jaggery in channa sundal recipes

6. Finally, add tamarind extract, mix well, and switch off the flame.

add tamarind extract in chickpeas

7. Lastly, add freshly grated coconut and mix everything well.

 How to make Channa Sundal | Navratri Recipe

Important Notes and Tips:

  • You can use coconut oil for making this Sundal.
  • Jaggery and Tamarind adds a unique South Indian flavor. However, you can omit these 2 ingredients and make this recipe at home.
  • You can store this in the refrigerator for a maximum of 2 days.

Finally, also check these Navratri Recipes:
Sabudana Wada
Sweet Potato and Peanut Poppers
Coriander and Coconut Chutney

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