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Friday, October 07, 2016

Kondakadalai Masala Sundal | Chickpea Sundal Recipe

Sundal Recipe

Its that time of the year when your friends invite you to watch the golu in their home and make delicious different varieties of sundal each day. As a kid I used to enjoy going to see golu in our neighbors place and after singing and dancing the treats or prashadams were distributed . As you know in my last post I had shared a aromatic masala mix to be used in the sundal . I have used the Sundal podi o make this delicious Kondakadalai sundal. If you are spicy food lover like me then this masla sundal adds up a deliciousness to the simple sundal..If the podi  is ready and the chickpea is cooked it just takes less than 5 mins to make this sundal. 

Last year we had a 80 year old mami invited us to watch her golu she was geetha sridhars mother :) If you know geetha sridhar the master chef fame .. Her mom was in our neighborhood and she called us for golu last year in India :).. This year am missing my friends who have moved from the place. Navratri is a wonderful celebration  each one celebrates in their own way.. So here is the recipe of the day . I just placed a miniature golu set for photography can you see.. My hubby appreciated my presence of mind to do it for the picture which is perfect for the season . Moving on to the recipe which is perfect for the season..

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Kondakadalai Masala Sundal

                                             Category  Preparation time  Cook Time       
       Over night                 10 mins

  Chickpea/ Kondakadalai - 1/2 cup
  Urad dhal - 1 tsp
  Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  Whole red chillies/ Green chillies - 2 nos ( adjust them as required)
  Curry Leaves - 2-3 nos 
  Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
  Sundal Podi -1- 2 tbsp ( click here for recipe)
  Oil - 2 tsp
  Salt as needed


  • Soak chickpea or garbanzo beans over night.
  • Drain the water and then add fresh water to the beans and pressure cook them with little salt.
  • Pressure cook them for 2 whistle , My pressure cooker is wide so 2 whistle are  perfect for perfectly cooking the chickpea. They should be mashable only when you press them. 
  • Note :For making sundal it important that the beans you have cooked should not be over cooked. 
  • In the pan heat oil and add mustard seeds.
  • Let them splutter and then add urad dhal  and whole red chilli or green chilli , saute them till light brown.
  • Add the curry leaves, then add the cooked chickpea and them mix well.
  • Add salt as needed and also the sundal masala pd .
  • Saute them for few minutes till all the masala get coated on the chickpea.
  • Add grated coconut in the end and mix them well.
  • Serve it hot. Tastes best when served hot.

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  1. looks the mood manju:)keep going

  2. Love the whole set up Manju and the masala sundal great effort for each post hats off.


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