Traditional South Indian Stir Fried Split Chickpeas Sundal

Sundal is a offering served during festivals. Very healthy and nutritious starter or evening tea time snack. This dish is normally prepared during Navratri, Guru Purnima (Teachers Day), Ganesh Chaturthi and Diwali across India. Chickpeas offering served in any form to Lord Ganesha, Saibaba, Dattatreya swami  and Dakshinamurthy is very auspicious for Business and students.

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1 Cup Channa Dal (Kadalai Paruppu/ Split Chickpeas)
1/4 Cup Fresh Grated Coconut
1 Tbsp Mustard Seeds
1 Tbsp Split Black Gram Dal 
3 Green Chilies Slit
1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
1 Large Onion Finely Chopped 
2 Sprigs Curry Leaves
1/2 Lime
3 Sprigs Coriander 
1 Carrot Finely Chopped
Salt as per taste
Oil as required 

Wash and soak the channa dal in water for 30 minutes.
Once the channa has doubled in volume wash thrice drain and place in a bowl that will fit in a pressure cooker. Add 1 tsp turmeric and 1 cup water cover and place inside the pressure cooker.
Place cover the pressure cooker lid and cook for two whistles.

Place a wok on medium flame with oil. Add mustard seeds, split black gram dal allow to splutter. Add asafoetida, curry leaves, onions, and slit chilies fry for a minute or until the onions have turned transparent.

Add the cooked channa dal, salt and 1 cup water place on high flame stir and cover. Allow the dal to cook and absorb all the flavours.

Once the water has evaporated, add grated coconut, finely chopped carrots, coriander and lime juice stir well and serve hot...Enjoy 😊

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