Navratri Special: Black Chana Sundal


The next Sundal is Black Chana Sundal for Ashtami/Navami. I love to eat this sundal with Poori and halwa.

Serves: 2


  • Black Chana – 1 cup
  • Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Ginger – 1 cm piece
  • Green chillies, 2
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad Dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves , a few
  • Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  • Asafetida- a pinch
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil for tempering


  • Wash the chana well and soak it overnight in plenty of water
  • Drain the water, wash well and cook the Chana in a pressure cooker adding enough water to submerge the Chana (approx 1 cup water). Cook for 3-4 whistles until the Chana is well cooked. Keep aside.
  • Chop the green chillies and ginger into fine pieces
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When the seeds splutter, add the Urad dal, curry leaves and sauté for few minutes. Add the asafetida, ginger and green chillies and sauté for few more minutes
  • Add the tempering, turmeric, and salt to the cooked chana and sauté on slow flame for few minutes. Add the grated coconut and remove from fire

Enjoy the delicious sundal 😊


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