Kondakadalai Sundal

Black channa or kala channa or black chickpea or karuppu kondakadalai.....!! in whichever way we call this... is always a favorite prasadham to all. Loved by kids too. This black channa sundal is prepared during festivals like navarathri, ganesh chathurthi and is also given as prasadham in many temples during the month of margali. Definitely a healthy snack too...!! :-)
Kondakadalai Sundal
Preparation Time: 5 min
Soaking time: 8 hrs or overnight
Serves: 2

  1. Black channa / கருப்புகொண்டகடலை - ½ cup
  2. Coriander powder - 2 tsp

To temper:
  1. Oil - 2 tsp
  2. Mustard - 1 pinch
  3. Urad dhal - 1 pinch
  4. Jeera - 1 pinch
  5. Curry leaf - 1 sprig
  6. Hing - 1 pinch
  7. Red chili - 2 piece


 -   Soak kondakadalai for 8 hrs or overnight

1.   Pressure cook soaked kondakadalai for 3 whistles. After one whistle reduce flame and cook for next 2 whistles or 2 min. It should be soft but not mushy. Remove excess water and set aside.

2.   Heat a medium sized pan with oil. Add all the ingredients “to temper” and roast for 1 min. To this add cooked kondakadalai.

3.   Add  coriander powder and give a good stir. Adding coriander powder is optional. It gives a masala flavor to sundal. Finally add coconut flakes and adjust salt.