- 1 cup channa dal
- 3 green chillies
- 4 tbsp coconut – grated
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp ginger – finely chopped
- 1 tsp oil
- ¾ tsp mustard
- 1 tsp urad dal
- 1 sprig curry leaves
- 2 pinches asafoetida
This recipe for kadalai paruppu sundal sounds very fancy, but it is actually one of the simpler types of dishes you will ever try to make. Essentially, this dish is just a variation on a standard dish of chickpeas. The most unique thing about the dish is its cooking process. To make proper sundal, you will have to learn to temper and sauté chickpeas so that they’re not too soft and not too hard. But once you get the cooking process down, you will want to make this dish repeatedly.
Chickpeas, the main ingredient in this kadalai paruppu sundal is one of the best foods that you can include in any healthy diet. Chickpeas are filled to the brim with protein and dietary fiber, two compounds that your body absolutely needs to stay healthy. They help to regulate weight, decrease risk of heart disease and stroke, and treat type-2 diabetes. Chickpeas can also improve digestion and lower the risk of obtaining chronic and genetic diseases.
How to make Kadalai Paruppu Sundal
Note: Strain the dal and add it to boiling water.
Kadalai paruppu is the Tamil word for 'chana dal'. Commonly called as Bengal gram dal, it is an important part of vegan diet plan.