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Chana Sundal - Kondakadalai Sundal

Sundal is a South Indian snacks prepared  from  any Lentils.  Apart from preparing sundals for Vinayagar Chaturthi and Navarathri festival,my mom prepares it as a evening snacks. Sundals are rich in proteins and one of the healthy snacks for kids. Onions are not used in sundal, when preparing for these festivals.  Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Channa Sundal.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins 
Ready In:  30 mins 
Yields: 3 servings

Kala Channa dal / Kondakadalai 
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)

  •  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. 

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

Avoid onions and follow remaining steps, when cooking for Vinayagar chaturthi and Navarathri Festivals.
Adjust chillies to your taste.

Kadalai Sundal / Navarathri Recipes / Vinayagar Chaturthi Recipes 


  1. Super delicious sundal, I just love it...
    Healthy and yummy.

  2. Beautiful, little ingredients but those that oozes out the needed flavors. Great awesome snack.


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