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November 23, 2009

Chick peas sundal

Taking a small break from the daily routine & spending time with the loved ones is memorable, especially for those who stay long from the family. Though its few weeks I spend with my parents it fills my heart with joy and happiness.

Chick peas sundal is prepared during festival seasons. I make this very often for my son. Addition of chilly powder is optional. Best snack during evening time.

Ingredients :
  1. Chick peas - 1/2 cup
  2. Onion - 1 no
  3. Curry leaves - 1 tbsp
  4. Red chillies - 3 nos
  5. Chilly powder - 1/4 tsp (Optional)
  6. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  7. Urad dal - 1 tsp
  8. Grated coconut -1 tbsp
  9. Oil - 1 tsp
  10. Salt to taste

Method :

1. Soak the channa dal in the water overnight & pressure cook them (add salt). Set aside.

2. Heat oil in the kadai, add mustard seeds, urad dal, red chillies & curry leaves.

3. Add finely chopped onions & chilly powder (optional). Saute it for 5 mins.

4. Add the cooked channa dal. Saute it for 3 mins.

5. Finally add the grated coconut & salt to taste. Switch off the flame.

Serve warm.

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