Black channa sundal

Serves 2


Black channa (karupu kondaikadalai) – 1 cup (soak in water overnight)

Grated coconut – ½ cup

Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp

Urid dhal – 1 tbsp

Jeera (cumin seeds) – 1 tbsp

Red dry chillies – 4

Oil – 2 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Coriander – for garnishing

Preparation of Sundal:

  1. Cook the soaked black channa in a pressure cooker (take out after 4 whistles) or cooking vessel for 15 mins till it becomes soft. Drain the water and keep it aside..
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
  3. After it crackles, add urid dhal, jeera, red dry chillies and fry lightly.
  4. Now add the cooked black channa, salt and mix well for 2-3 mins.
  5. Remove from flame and add the grated coconut and coriander.

Good to have as snacks or even as a side dish to rice.

Additional info:

You can also try the white channa with the same procedure.

You can also do this without coconut, if you want to avoid it.


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