Sunday, 15 April 2018

Hara Chana (Green Chickpea) Sundal


Sundal is a South Indian snack made using lentils, legumes and beans. It is rich in protein and other nutrients. You can serve this as a side with rice or as a snack with evening tea. I make sundal almost every day and pack it for my son’s lunch. It is very good for both kids and adults. We also make different types of sundal during Navratri festival as prasadham.Sundal, everybody from the southern part of India especially during Navaratri. It's one of the healthy snacks recommended for kids and adults including diabetics, a good source of protein and fiber, and very filling. Delicious warm salads made with lentils or beans, seasoned with asafetida, curry leaves, chilies, and freshly shredded coconut. 

Prep  time
cook time
Serves
10 mins
15 mins
3  persons

Recipe type:  Snack (Navaratri Sundal variety)

Cuisine:  Tamil Nadu cuisine

Ingredients
  • Green Chana (Green chickpeas) -1 cup
  • Green chilli -1 no
  • Dry red chilli -2 cos
  • Curry leaves -1 sprig
  • Mustard seeds -1 tbsp.
  • Hing  - ¼ tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Grated coconut – ¼ cup (optional)

Method
1. Wash and soak green chickpeas overnight and drain the water.Boil the green Chana in a pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles. 


 2. Heat oil in a large heavy bottomed pan. Add the hing, mustard seeds, dry red chilli, green chilies, and curry leaves.Add the green Chana and salt to taste. Stir well to ensure the Chana is well coated with the oil and salt.

3.Add coconut and mix well.(Didn’t add coconuts coz my son was under medications). Remove from the heat.
Stir the coconut well into the Chana, check for salt. Enjoy warm.


Notes
Usage of coconut oil is best for these types of sundals.

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