Black Chickpeas Sundal / Kadala Puzhungiyathu


1 1/2 cups black chickpeas/ kadala
3/4 cup grated coconut
1 small onion, chopped
3 dry red chillies
2 sprig curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
salt to taste
2 tsp oil


  1. Soak kadala/ chickpeas in water for 5-6 hours or overnight and then pressure cook it with a tsp of salt and enough water until soft at medium flame. Drain the water and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add dry red chillies and curry leaves and saute.
  3. Add chopped onion and little salt and saute for a minute.
  4. Add cooked kadala into this, mix well and cook covered for about 5 minutes at low- medium flame.
  5. Then add grated coconut and mix well for 2 minutes.
  6. Switch off the flame and transfer to a serving plate…Serve hot…
  • You can also add chopped green chillies …

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