Kala Channa Sundal
This popular South Indian recipe makes for a healthy anytime snack.
Chef Gautam Mehrishi's Kala Channa Sundal recipe

- Indian


- 4

Cooking Time

-10-20 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 15 Min


  • 1 cup soaked and boiled Bengal gram
  • 2 to 3 tbsp peanut oil
  • 2 to 3 dry red chillies
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp black gram
  • 1 tsp green chillies
  • 10 to 12 curry leaves
  • 2 to 3 tbsp grated coconut
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • Banana leaf
  • grated coconut
  • black gram cooked


  1. 1

    Use soaked (for 4 to 5 hours) Bengal gram which is boiled with water and salt.
  2. 2

    In a pan, heat peanut oil, add dry red chillies, mustard, black gram, chopped green chillies, curry leaves, grated coconut and soaked and boiled Bengal gram.
  3. 3

    Mix and toss well.
  4. 4

    Add salt, lime juice and toss again.
  5. 5

    Garnish it on banana leaf with grated coconut and roasted Bengal gram dal.
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