Monday, January 24, 2011

Chickpeas Sundal

Sundal is a great recipe for evening snack. It is made especially during Navaratri and for Ganesh pooja in India.Chickpeas is a great source of protein, folic acid and manganese. A good source of fiber, chickpeas (garbanzo beans) can help lower cholesterol and improve blood sugar levels.

1 cup of chickpeas
1 small onion
1 tsp of minced ginger
2 red chilies
8 curry leaves
salt as required
1 tsp of mustard
1tsp of cumin
1 tsp of bengal gram
1 tbsp of oil
pinch of asafoetida
1/2  tsp of turmeric


1. Soak chickpeas for overnight and pressure cook them.
2. In a preheated pan, add oil. Add mustard, cumin, bengal gram, asafoetida and curry leaves.
3. As the mustard sputters, add onion and saute for 3 minutes. Then add broken red chilies, ginger and turmeric . Saute for 2 more minutes.
4. Add the cooked chickpeas to the pan and saute for another 5 minutes. Sundal is ready.

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