May 18, 2008

Chickpeas Sundal

Memories of sundal usually involve Navaratri or the beach. Earlier I never made festival food at any time outside of that festival, but now I make it whenever I wish. With a little planning, this requires almost no effort and is a great dish to make when you’re rushed. Makes for a great breakfast or lunch by itself, though it can also be served as a side dish.

1 cup Chick Peas, soaked overnight
1 tsp Oil
7-8 Curry Leaves
1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp Urad Dal
1/4 tsp Chana Dal
1 tsp Green Chilli Paste
1/4 tsp Ginger Paste
1 Red Chilli
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
1 tsp Dry Mango Powder (Amchur) or 2 tbsp Chopped Raw Mango
1 tbsp Coconut, scraped
Salt to taste

Pressure cook the soaked chickpeas with salt for 4-5 whistles. Drain when done.

In a kadhai, heat oil. Add the urad and chana dals, mustard seeds and asafoetida. When the mustard splutters, add the curry leaves, ginger and chilli pastes, and the red chilli. Fry for a minute. Add the cooked chickpeas, dry mango powder or raw mango bits, and a little salt. Cover and cook 4-5 minutes. Garnish with the scraped coconut and enjoy.

Arundati of Escapades, is hosting this month's Weekend Breakfast Blogging # 22, the theme of which is Mango Madness. WBB is the brainchild of Nandita of Saffron Trail and since I make sundal for breakfast, this is off to Arundati this month.
My friends in the recipe marathon have posted for Day 2:
Lakshmi: Coconut Dosa
Srivalli: Sambhar Powder
Dhivya: Peas Pulao
Arundathi: Pierogies
Divya Vikram: Vegetable Puffs
Siri: Kosambari


Unknown said...

love the addition of mango in this dish..looks yummy

DK said...

i simeply love Chickpeas and adding mango is new to me in this dish. Gotto try.

Swati Raman Garg said...

love chickpeas shundal anytime... and addition of mango is such a gr8 idea

Sig said...

mango and chickpeas... two of my favorite ingredients, never would've thought of combining the two... I will have to taste it to believe it :) Looks yummy though!

Rohit Kumar said...

Congratulations on the success of this blog Aru :)

Looks like a lot of hard work has gone into it.

You should be working on a cook book!

EC said...

Its my fav among sundals...although we dont make it for breakfast

Srivalli said...

raaaga..this is too much..:))..adding a tsp of mango and sending it to arundati!..heheheh..for a moment I was wondering why you would be sending this to her...marina beach is so famous for this !...wonderful looking sundal girl..though I like this with fresh coconut!

Arundathi said...

Nice photo, namesake. I love channa sundal with mango - delicious!

SMN said...

they luk nice new recipe for me..

ranji said...

oh i love this...we make so much of this during navrathri!!!

Shilpa said...

Sundal with mango looks very interesting. I think I have tasted this before...can't recall where :(.Will have to give this a try sometime.

Richa said...

at first glance i thot it was meethi boondi :)

Sangeeth said...

love sundal and mango in it is awesome :)

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