Black Channa Sundal Recipe- Navratri Recipes

Black Channa Sundal Recipe:

Black Channa Sundal Recipe is nothing but a tempered black chickpea recipe. These sundal variants are very common during the Navratri festival. They are offered to the Goddess as prasad and then shared among guests. There is a post on groundnut sundal already on the blog.

Black Channa Sundal Recipe:

Sundal has not been just confined to the Navratri season in our family but they are a part of our everyday menu. Out of the 7 days of a week 3-4 days we use sundal as our snacks.


Serves 2-3

  • Black Chickpeas-1/2 cup
  • Salt-To taste
  • Oil-1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Urad Dhal-1/4 tsp
  • Curry Leaves-1 spring
  • Hing-1 pinch
  • Coconut-1 tbsp
  • Red chilly-1

Black Channa Sundal


1.Wash and soak the kondakadalai overnight or for 8 hours.

2.Drain the water and pressure cook with 2 cups of water for 4 whistles.

3.Drain the excess water completely or steam them for some time

black channa sundal recipe till the water gets evaporated.

  1. In a pan add oil and temper with mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves.

5.Now add the red chilly and hing.

  1. Mix the cooked chickpeas and salt with the tempering.

  2. Finally sprinkle the grated coconut and switch off the stove.

  3. Black Chickpeas or Kala Channa Sundal is ready.

black channa sundal recipe

Health Benefits of Black Chickpeas/Karuppu Kondakadalai:

Kondakadalai or Chickpeas or Channa comes in two variants namely black/desi and white/Kabuli.

1.The fibre rich black chickpeas help in reducing bad cholesterol of your body because of the soluble fibre which binds with the bile juice.

2.The carbohydrates of kala channa can help you build insulin resistance and thereby acting as a cure to type 2 diabetes.

  1. It is rich protein and without cholesterol .

  2. These can improve cardio vascular health.

  3. They can prevent aging and help in avoiding hair fall.

How else to include black chick peas in food?

You can make a salad like the below recipes

Groundnut Salad

Sprouts Salad

You can cook a gravy like Kerala Kadalai Curry


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When you pack for snack box avoid using coconut.

Adjust the chillies as per your taste.

You can offer this to babies above 6 months skipping the salt. Be careful when you offer.

Always have a words with your pediatricain before trying any new food for babies.


black channa sundal recipe

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