Friday, 27 January 2012

White Chickpea Sundal - a quick snack

Uno, Dos, Tres... No... I am not trying to learn Spanish (I might need to learn it soon though). That's my son counting in Spanish. He can count (from what I can make out) to 5. If he starts talking to us in Spanish, we will be lost for words... literally.

My first taste sundal was in a temple. It was so yummy. Absolutely loved it. I never liked going to temples, but would go to this particular temple only because they would give Sundal. Yes, I used to be like that (maybe I still am... who knows).

A few days back I asked my Pinni (mom's sister) how to make Sundal. She gave me the recipe. It was so simple, I thought I should try it immediately. So when I made Macaroni Cheese for V & P, I made this for myself. I just gobbled it. I don't know how I managed to click these photos. I had this for dinner but it is perfect for a snack. Its very healthy and filling.

Since this wasn't as an offering, I added Garlic and it tasted even more yummy. I have to tell her to add garlic if she's making for herself. I am sure she'll like it. I am 99% sure she knows it tastes good with garlic.

Serves: 1

1/2 cup Dry White Chickpeas / 1.5 cups cooked Chickpeas
1 Dry Red Chilli - torn into pieces
2 Cloves Garlic - crushed
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Urad Dal
10 - 15 Curry Leaves
1 tbsp Oil
Salt to Taste - I didn't use

  1. Soak the Chickpeas overnight and pressure cook with salt till done.
  2. Once the pressure comes down, drain and keep the chickpeas aside. You can use the water to make rice / rotis.
  3. In a pan, heat the oil.
  4. When hot, add the Dry Red Chilli and fry for a few seconds.
  5. Add the Urad Dal, Mustard Seeds and Cumin Seeds.
  6. When the Mustard Seeds start popping, add the Garlic and Curry Leaves and fry till the Garlic starts to change colour.
  7. Add the Chickpeas, Salt, mix well and serve hot.

This goes to the following events:

Cooking with Seeds - Chickpeas that was started by Priya and guest hosted by Sukanya.

MLLA #43 started by Susan and guest hosted by Claire.


  1. delicious sundal !! Quick and simple !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Chocolate Fest

  2. Healthy to snack anytime, love it with the seasoning on top.

  3. Love this sundal anytime,wat a healthy snack.

  4. Awesome Healthy recipes here..following you..pls drop in my space and give suggestions,Thanks a lot!


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