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Kadalai Paruppu Sundal

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Adjust Servings:
1 cup channa dal
3 green chillies
4 tbsp coconut – grated
1 tsp coconut oil
salt to taste
1 tsp ginger – finely chopped
For Tempering
1 tsp oil
¾ tsp mustard
1 tsp urad dal
1 sprig curry leaves
2 pinches asafoetida

Nutritional information

26.67 g
10.31 g
19.16 g
693 mg
0 mg

Kadalai Paruppu Sundal

  • Veg
  • 20 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy


  • For Tempering


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.

Health Benefits

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.

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How to make Kadalai Paruppu Sundal

  • Soak the channa dal for 1-3 hours.
  • Boil 3 cups water and add the soaked channa dal.

           Note: Strain the dal and add it to boiling water.

  • Boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add 1 tsp salt.
  • Drain the water once it is cooked soft from the inside.
  • Heat oil in kadai and temper with the items labeled ‘For Tempering’.
  • Add ginger, chillies, and stir thoroughly.
  • Add the cooked dal and mix well.
  • Add the coconut and mix well for a minute.
    • Add coconut oil if desired.
  • Transfer to the serving bowl.


Kadalai paruppu is the Tamil word for 'chana dal'. Commonly called as Bengal gram dal, it is an important part of vegan diet plan.

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