Chickpeas Sundal

Chick peas sundal is a south Indian stir fried dish made with chickpeas, spices and grated coconut. It is very easy to prepare and  suitable to be served as a snack, starter or accompaniment



1 cup white chickpeas

1 tsp mustard seeds

3 dry red chillies

1 tsp urad dal

1 pinch asafoetida

3 tablespoon fresh grated coconut

few curry leaves

1 tablespoon oil

salt  as required


Rinse and soak the chickpeas overnight in water

Drain and pressure cook the chickpeas with salt  by adding 3 cups of water

Cook till they are soft. Drain the water and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When the mustard crackles add urad dal  cook till urad dal get browned on a low flame

Next add the curry leaves, red chillies and asafoetida and fry for 10 seconds

Now add the cooked chickpeas and saute for 5 minutes

Switch off the flame and add the grated coconut



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