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Black Chana Sundal | Karuppu Kondakadalai sundal

Karuppu Kondakadalai sundal
Black/ Brown sundal is usually prepared during Vinayagar Chaturthi and Navarathri Festival. Onions are not used in this sundal, when preparing for these festivals. My mom prepares various Sundal varieties for Evening snacks very frequently. This kadalai sundal is a easy and healthy snack. Kids will enjoy this sundal. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Black Chana Sundal | Karuppu Kondakadalai sundal.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins 
Ready In:  30 mins 
Yields: 3 servings
Black Chana Sundal | Karuppu Kondakadalai sundal

Black/Brown Chana dal 
1 cup 
Onions chopped
1/2 cup
2 tbsp
1/4 tsp
Green Chilly
Red chillies
Channa dal
1 tsp
Urad dal
1 tsp
Ginger finely chopped
1 tsp
Curry leaves
Shredded coconut
2 tbsp
Coriander Leaves
For Garnishing

  • Soak chana over night and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles till it turns soft. strain extra water. (Use the water while preparing Kuzhambu)
Karuppu Kondakadalai sundal 1Karuppu Kondakadalai sundal 2
  • Heat oil in the pan and add mustard, red chilly and curry leaves.When mustard splutter, add channa dal,urad dal and Ginger. Fry till chana dal turns golden colour. Add chopped onions, green chilly cut lengthwise and fry it till they turn translucent. 
Karuppu Kondakadalai sundal 3

  • Add cooked channa and salt. Fry for a min. Switch off the stove. Add shredded coconut and coriander leaves.
Karuppu Kondakadalai sundal 4

Avoid onions and follow remaining steps, when cooking for Vinayagar chaturthi and Navarathri Festivals.
Adjust chillies to your taste.
Black Chana Sundal | Karuppu Kondakadalai sundal

Black Chana Sundal

Kadalai Sundal | Navarathri Recipes | Vinayagar Chaturthi Recipes 


  1. Healthy and delicious sundal.. Love to have it as snack..

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks for visiting my space and leaving comments

  3. Love black chana in any form.. Healthy recipe Nithya.. Loved it :-)

  4. Love chana dal...and a healthy one the background color is cute

  5. healthy sundal.love the crunchy bits of onion.

  6. My all time favourite sundal, i can have this nutritious sundal even daily.

  7. hi
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    grt to be a part of this beautiful blog
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  8. Hi Nithya, thanks for visiting my site. Love this delicious healthy sundal!


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