Chana dal sundal

  • Author: Sanjana
  • Prep Time: Soaking time - 2hours
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 2hours 15 mins
  • Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Chana dal sundal is an protein rich healthy snack especially made as prasad offering during the 9 days of Navratri in South India.

It is quick to make as it requires only 2 hours of soaking as compared to other sundals which requires overnight soaking


  1. Chana dal- 1/4th cup
  2. Water to soak and pressure cook
  3. Green chilli -1/4th tsp
  4. Coconut grated- 1/2tsp
  5. Mustard seeds -1/4th tsp
  6. Oil-1/2tsp
  7. Curry leaves -2-3
  8. Asafoetida – a pinch


  1. Rinse thoroughly and Soak the Chana dal in warm water for 1 hour.


  1. In a pan, take the dal and add in 2 ½ water, cover and let it cook on medium flame till the Chana dal becomes soft and cooked.
  2. Do stir and check in between till the dal gets cooked.
  3. Drain off all the water and keep the cook dal aside


  1. In a pan, heat the oil and add mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves. Let it splutter for few minutes
  2. Add in the cooked Chana dal and salt as per taste.
  3. Mix well and simmer it more for 2-3 minutes. If there is any liquid retained in Chana dal then cook till moisture  dries up.
  4. Switch off the flame, garnish with grated coconut and serve hot.


  1. You can alternatively pressure cook the dal, as it is soaked well just 1 whistle works well
  2. Make sure you do not over pressure cook, it may turn mushy.
  3. You can use red chillies instead of green chillies


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 5g

Keywords: healthy snacks, protein rich, south indian cuisine

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