Friday, September 28, 2007

Black channa sundal

Usually when I get home from work I start preparing dinner and then go for my walk. So there is no time for an evening snack but yesterday I decided to make something for my husband who was very hungry when he got home. I wanted to make something easy, fast and healthy. I had soaked some black channa to make subzi and decided to use that for my evening snack.


Black channa dal – 1 cup
Onion (chopped) – ½ cup
Coconut (shredded) – 1 tbsp
Chilli powder – ¼ tsp (optional)
Salt – as needed
Oil – 1 tbsp
Lime juice

Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Split urad dal – ½ tsp
Channal dal – ½ tsp
Red chillies – 2
Curry leaves – 1 sprig


Soak kala channa overnight with enough water. Pressure cook the soaked channa with 2 cups of water for about 3 whistles till well cooked. Heat oil in pan and add the seasoning ingredients. When the mustard starts to splutter add the chopped onions and fry till it turns translucent. Add the cooked channa, chilli powder and salt and fry in low heat for 10 min. Add shredded coconut, fry for 2 more minutes and remove from heat and serve hot with a squeeze of lime juice as a nutritious evening snack.


Namratha said...

I love Sundal Deepz, one of my all time favourites. I use green chillies or green chilli paste instead of red it spicy:)

Sreelu said...

Deepz, I love black channa dal.Will try this some time

Timepass said...

Sundal looks lovely

Deepz said...

Namratha: My husband loves spicy food so will definitely try it next time.

Sreelu: Thanks. Do try it and let me know.

Timepass: Thanks.