Chickpeas sundal

Chickpeas sundal
Chickpeas sundal

I was searching the protein packed recipes for losing my excess  weight and being vegetarian i include many lentils dishes in my diet. Chickpeas I use mostly  to make chole masala and my family loves  chole masala with rice and paratha.
Recently  i visited friends place for festive celebrations and I had this yummiest prasadam chickpeas sundal there.I became instant fan of this easy to make chickpeas recipe. Before also I had chickpeas sundal at temples as a prashadam but I never cooked it at home. Immediately i got this south indian recipe details and started making this sundal at home as a evening snacks /( after school snacks ). Not only me but my kids too loved it now, Most important about this protein packed recipe is it  gets ready with very few ingredients and less oil. Now i have included it in my weight loss diet and  enjoying  my evening snacks guilt free.
Here is the simple to make chickpeas sundal recipe.I sprinkle some finely chopped onions, coriander and tomatoes on my sundal and enjoy it.There are many sundal recipes made similar way using peanuts , black chana and green peas too.

Chickpeas sundal recipe
Chickpeas sundal

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas / white chana 1 cup
  • Curry leaves 7-8
  • Oil 1 tea spoon
  • Black pepper powder 1/2 tea spoon
  • Fresh coconut grated 1 tb spoon
  • Salt as per taste
  • Red chilies 2
  • Cumin and mustard seeds  1/2 tea spoon

Directions

  1.  Soak chickpeas overnite or 7-8 hours  in water.
  2.  In the morning drain water and cook chickpeas with pinch of salt and fresh water in pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles.
  3.  Heat kadhai  and pour oil in it.
  4.  Add mustard and cumin seeds in it. 
  5.  After seeds splutter add asafoetida , curry leaves  , red chillies and saute.
  6.  Add  cooked chickpeas mix well.
  7.  Sprinkle freshly grated coconut on sundal and mix well.
  8.  Switch off the gas and chickpeas sundal is ready to serve.


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