Friday, 21 March 2014

Chickpeas sundal

For making sundal u will need:

Chickpeas- 2 cups (soaked in water for 7-8 hours)
Dry red chilli- 2-3 nos
Roughly chopped green chillies- 1tsp
Mustard seeds- 1tsp
Asafoetida/ hing- a pinch
Curry leaves- a few
Salt to taste
Vegetable Oil- 1tblsp
Grated coconut- 2 tblsp
Turmeric powder- 1tsp
1 tblsp lemon juice


In a pressure cooker, place chickpeas , salt and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder. Add water in such a way that it s just 1/2" over the chickpeas.

Pressure cook for 5-6 whistles till they becomes soft. Once done, let the pressure come down on its own. Once pressure releases, remove peas and drain in a colander completely. 

Heat oil in a pan. Add  Dry red chillis & crackle mustard seeds, now add asafoetida, green chillies, curry leaves to it. When curry leaves starts spluttering add the boiled chickpeas to it. Adjust salt. Switch off the flame. Add lemon juice to it. Now garnish with some grated coconut. 
Your chickpeas sundal is ready to serve. Serve as a side dish with rice, pullav  or u can have it with parathas.

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