Chickpea Sundal Recipe

A healthy snack, that is also considered as a South Indian style salad, this Chickpea Sundal Recipe, is absolutely delicious. A simple tadka that the kala chana is stir fried in, instantly lifts up the dish. You can also have this one as your evening snack.

Archana Doshi
Chickpea Sundal Recipe
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Chickpea Sundal Recipe is a dish that is often served as a prasad or offering in the temples of Southern India. The sundal is also served in every home that celebrates the festival of dolls (Gollu) during the Navaratri Season. The green chillies, the finely chopped gingers, and freshly grated coconut brings out the delicious flavors of this classic South Indian festive tea time snack.

Serve Chickpea Sundal as an evening snack with Mango Iced Tea during summer. You can also serve it with Keerai Sambar and Steamed Rice for your weekday meal.

You may also like to try other Chickpea recipes, try them at home and enjoy with your family.

  1. Vegetarian Chickpea Burger
  2. Vegan Chickpea Omelette Recipe
  3. Chickpea Salad With Raw Mango Recipe
  4. Tomato Chickpea And Coconut Soup Recipe

So what is Sundal? Sundal is essentially a dry dish made from desi channa, kabuli channa or black eyed beans. It is seasoned with mustard, green chillies, ginger and coconut. This Recipe is an entry to The KitchenAid India Navratri Challenge for The Hub @ Archana’s Kitchen.

Course: Snack
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

40 M


5 Servings


  • 1 cup Kala Chana (Brown Chickpeas) , soaked overnight, pressure cooked until soft and tender
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 teaspoon Green Chillies
  • 1 inch Ginger , grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coconut , grated
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , small bunch, chopped
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Chickpea Sundal Recipe

  1. To begin making the Chickpea Sundal recipe, heat oil in a pan on medium heat; add the mustard seeds and allow it to crackle.

  2. Once it crackles, stir in the ginger, green chillies, asafoetida, salt and the cooked chickpeas.

  3. Stir-fry for a few minutes until all the ingredients are well combined. Turn off heat and stir in the coconut and coriander leaves.

  4. Serve the Chickpea Sundal hot as healthy tea time snack for the family or make it for special festivals like Gollu (Navratri).

  5. Serve Chickpea Sundal as an evening snack with Mango Iced Tea during summer. You can also serve it with Keerai Sambar and Steamed Rice for your weekday meal.