Home Dry Curry Channa sundal recipe

Channa sundal recipe

by Jeyashri suresh

Channa sundal recipe, Navaratri Sundal recipe, with freshly ground spices. Recipe of sundal with full video and step by step instructions.

We make channa sundal | Chickpeas sundal for Navaratri, Ganesh chaturthi and Varalakshmi nombu. Even sometimes when we run out of veggies at home, we can make this as an accompaniment for rasam rice or sambar rice. We usually temper mustard seeds and red chili and add the cooked chickpeas. This way of making sundal with fresh spice powder, I learned from my mother-in-law. I like this one as it is loaded with nice flavors of fresh ground masala.

The same spice powder we can use for making brinjal podi curry and also we can use this powder for rasam and arachuvitta sambar.

We can make this spice powder in bulk during navaratri season and use it up for all varieties of sundal. But people who are very orthodox, will not use the same podi for all days. So you do as per your convenience.

Check out our full collection of Navaratri Sundal and sweets recipes.

Print Recipe
0 from 0 votes

Chana sundal | Chickpeas sundal recipe

Chana sundal | Channa sundal with fresh spice powder
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Soaking time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 35 mins
Course: Festival recipes,, Navaratri Sundal
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Festival recipes, Ganesh chaturthi recipes
Servings: 3 people
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • 3/4 cup White Kabuli Chana
  • Salt as needed
  • 3 tbsp coconut
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • Few curry leaves
  • To Roast and Grind
  • 1 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp chana dal
  • 4-5 red chilis
  • Asafoetida 2 pinches


  • In a pan dry roast coriander seeds, chana sal, red chili, and asafoetida, till the dal turns golden brown.
  • Allow this to cool and make it into a fine powder. This came around 5 tsp of powder.
  • Soak the chickpeas for 7-8 hours or overnight.
  • Pressure cook this for 5-6 whistles with salt and enough water.
  • Drain the water and keep this aside.
  • In a pan add oil and add mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Once it splutters, add the cooked chickpeas.
  • Mix well.
  • Add 2-3 tsp of the fresh spice powder and mix well.
  • Cook for a minute.
  • Switch off the flame
  • Add the grated coconut and mix well.
  • Chana sundal is ready.


  1. You can replace white chickpeas with green peas or black chana or peanuts.

You may also like


Shabitha Karthikeyan September 4, 2012 - 2:40 am

Love the spice powder. Nicely done !!

srividhya Ravikumar September 4, 2012 - 3:01 am

love the spice powder…

Prathibha September 4, 2012 - 3:16 am

different way of sundal..looks delicious jey

Akila September 4, 2012 - 3:23 am

Very tempting sundal

anusha praveen September 4, 2012 - 3:27 am

love this chatpata version of the monotonous garbanzo sundal.. yumm

Nagalakshmi V September 4, 2012 - 3:42 am

making it like this is new to me too!

Chitra September 4, 2012 - 4:34 am

New to me. will try .. must be flavorful 🙂

Sangeetha Nambi September 4, 2012 - 5:02 am

Love the flavored powder…. Well tried…

Kaveri Venkatesh September 4, 2012 - 5:58 am

I too learnt this way of making sundal from my MIL and like this one better than the regular one…Nice pics.

Tina September 4, 2012 - 6:26 am

Simple and delicious..

Priti S September 4, 2012 - 7:45 am

New method for me and looks interesting

சிநேகிதி September 4, 2012 - 8:18 am

Different way of sundal n Very tempting …Ongoing event " Party snacks",more detais : http://en-iniyaillam.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/party-snacks-event-announcement.html

Farah Saleem azeez September 4, 2012 - 8:52 am

wow! i love ur version of this sundal!awesome!

sowmya's creative saga September 4, 2012 - 8:57 am

That's very nice version with the spice powder…will surely make this way sometime…I love that bowl…have seen in various blogs with different shapes and sizes…

Nivedhanams Sowmya September 4, 2012 - 9:01 am

Love the spice powder. I generally do sundal plain, but this one is interesting


Ongoing Event – Coconut

radha September 4, 2012 - 9:34 am

Nice version of sundal with podi. But I prefer sundal with the smaller variety of chickpea. Kabuli channa seems to be getting bigger and bigger in size these days!

faseela September 4, 2012 - 9:56 am

Rich n nutritous…………yummy

Shama Nagarajan September 4, 2012 - 10:35 am

yummy and inviting dear..Join me in Fast Food Event – Pasta and Know your Sweetness – Honey in my blog.

Sanghi September 4, 2012 - 10:59 am

Jayashree how are you? yummy sundal!

admin September 5, 2012 - 1:13 am

Hi sanghi ,
I am doing fine. How are u and the little one? Back to blogging?

Veena Theagarajan September 4, 2012 - 12:52 pm

protein rich and nice sundal ..


Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj September 4, 2012 - 3:32 pm

wow lovely jeyashri… different preparation and yummy… bookmarked it… i too love white sundal very much…


Lubna Karim September 4, 2012 - 6:02 pm

Wow…love this simple recipe….

Hema September 4, 2012 - 6:43 pm

Very flavorful with that masala powder..

Sharmilee! :) September 5, 2012 - 3:27 am

Nice idea of masala sundal….yummy looking too!

Indoor Ceylon September 5, 2012 - 3:41 am

very nice.

Reshmi Mahesh September 5, 2012 - 3:56 am

Loved the spices used here…Different and deliciously prepared sundal..

Premalatha Aravindhan September 5, 2012 - 4:35 am

Delicious sudal,my fav version…

Priya September 5, 2012 - 9:50 am

Wish i get a bowl of this yummy sundal.

divya September 5, 2012 - 2:41 pm

Lip smashing recipe..looks great.

Julie September 5, 2012 - 6:57 pm Reply
ramya anand September 5, 2012 - 8:34 pm

I have made sundal but ur version with spice powder looks so yumm!

Turmeric n Spice September 8, 2012 - 1:31 am

Looks so spicy ….lové thé powder


Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating