Kadalai Paruppu Sundal / Split Black Chickpeas Salad

Here comes Kadalai Paruppu Sundal as Prasadam / Nivedyam for Navratri Recipes. 

“Prasadam” means an edible food that is first offered to a God / deity and then distributed in his/her name to followers/others as good sign. 

Lentils, pulses and sprouts stir fry sabji’s /side dishes are called as "Sundal" in Tamil language. If i try to translate Sundal in English, i would like to put it in the category of Salad. Salad means ready-to-eat dish. Though many salads use raw ingredients, some use cooked ingredients like sundal varieties.


  • Kadalai Paruppu / Chana Dal / Split Black Chickpeas - 1/2 cup (grown in Indian subcontinent- Available in Indian Store)
  • Coconut Scraped - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric  - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to Taste

For Seasoning:
  • Mustard Seeds - 2 tsp
  • Red Chili/ Green Chili - 2 nos.
  • Curry Leaves Few
  • Ginger Paste - 1 tsp (optional)

For Garnishing:
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves - 2 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tsp

Time Required: 10 mins.


Step 01) Wash the chana dal and soak it in 2 cups of water for 1 hr then in a safe microwave bowl cook them for 6 mins. Or you can cook in pressure cooker or heavy bottom pan


Step 02) Heat a pan with 1 tsp of oil in medium flame add mustard seeds allow them to crackle then add green chili followed by curry leaves.


Step 03) Add chana dal, turmeric (you can add turmeric while cooking the chana dal ) salt and coconut and saute it for about 2 minutes. Turn off the flame and for garnishing add coriander leaves and lemon juice

Serving: Serve as Prasadam. 

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