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Kondakadalai Sundal | Chickpeas Sundal

A sundal can be described as an Indian salad made of legumes, prepared as a neiveidhyam (offering) during Indian festivals. Mainly they are made during the Navrathri festival. Sundals are very healthy and low in fat, so you can serve them as snacks or with tea/coffee. We make this chickpeas sundal during Vinakaya Chaturthi along with different modakams and kozhukattais. Let's see how to make this simple sundal.


{ South Indian spiced salad with chickpeas and coconut}
Serves 2-3


1 cup white chickpeas
2 tbsp grated coconut
Salt to taste

For the tempering:
2 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp split urad dal
¼ tsp asafoetida / hing
2 dry red chillies, broken
1 sprig curry leaves


1. Soak the chickpeas overnight or atleast 8 hours. Next day, drain the water and add water just enough to immerse it. Pressure cook with salt until just soft. Drain and set aside.

2. In a pan heat oil and add mustard seeds. When it crackles add red chillies, asafoetida, urad dal and curry leaves. Fry till dal turns golden.

3. Add the chickpeas and fry for 2-3 minutes or until the moisture evaporates. Add coconut and fry for a minute.

Notes and Tips
  • Adding salt while cooking chickpeas will make it absorb better.
  • You can add some lemon juice at the end to give tangy flavor.


  1. super healthy and tasty snack...

  2. Very inviting nutritious sundal, feel like inviting myself to ur place..

  3. Healthy and delicious sundal.. nice cliks..

  4. Yes it is a healthy protein packed snack.looks delicious.

  5. i love this..looks delish...

  6. I love chickpeas. So healthy and really budget friendly too.

  7. That is such a healthy option for snacks...looks so inviting

  8. My favourite snack.. always remind me of Chennai Marina beach.

  9. Healthy sundal, looks so delicious and inviting.

  10. Nice clicks.. sundal looks delicious.


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