Saturday, September 3, 2011

Chole Sundal

This Sundal is very popular in South India especially during festival days.It is a healthy snack too.The method of preparation is also very easy


Ingredients
  • White Channa - 1 cup
  • Turmeric Powder - a pinch
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
  • Curry/Sambar Powder - 3/4 teaspoon

Seasoning
  • Oil - 2 teaspoons
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad Dhall - little (optional)
  • Curry Leaves - few
  • Hing - a pinch

Method

1. Soak channa over night or for 8 hours and pressure cook the soaked channa with a pinch of turmeric for 3 whistles.(The level of water should be just 1 inch above the channa)


2. Drain the water from the pressure cooked channa.You may use this water in rasam and sambar preparation
3. Heat oil in a kadai and temper with mustard seeds first.Add urad dhall and curry leaves followed by hing.
4. Add pressure cooked channa and curry/sambar powder.Blend it well with channa for 2 minutes
5. Add salt and mix well.Leave it for a minute in low flame
6. Top it with coconut scrapings after switching off the stove
7. You can also serve this as a Side Dish along with sambar / rasam rice (instead of curry)

Variations

1. Instead of curry / sambar powder you can add 3 dried red chillies at the time of tempering
2. Can also top with grated mango (around 2 tablespoons) along with coconut scrapings
3. Garnish with coriander leaves if needed