Kondakadalai Sundal is an integral part of Navratri celebration. It is offered as prasadam for God and everyone simply loves it. We even make this sundal for Varalakshmi pooja and Ganesh Chaturthi. Kondakadalai means chickpeas. Sundal is a snack and healthy too. We even make it on regular days as an evening snack.
Check out the video recipe to make Chickpeas Sundal:
You can also try this sweet corn sundal recipe from my blog.
KONDAKADALAI SUNDAL RECIPE
- Chickpeas - 1 cup
- Dry Red chillies - 2
- Green chilli - 1 chopped
- Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
- Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
- Curry leaves - 1 sprig
- Salt to taste
- Idhayam Mantra Groundnut Oil - 1 TBSP
- Asafoetida/hing - 1/4 tsp
Soak chickpeas overnight in some water or for minimum 8 hours. Drain the water and pressure cook chickpeas with 1 cup of water & salt till they are cooked and soft. Drain the water in a bowl. You can drink this water or use it in any soup.
Add oil in a frying pan and when its warm, add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds crackle, add curry leaves, green chillies and red chillies. Saute!
Now add asafoetida, cooked chickpeas mix it well.
Remove from the flame and add fresh grated coconut and mix well.