Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sundal Kuzhambu

  • Sundal (White chick peas) – 150 g
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Ginger and garlic paste – 1 Table spoon
  • Curry masala powder – ½ Table spoon
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ Tea spoon
  • Coriander powder – ½ Table spoon
  • Cumin seeds – ½ Table spoon
  • Fennel seeds - ½ Table spoon
  • Poppy seeds - ½ Table spoon
  • Ginger and garlic paste – 1 Table spoon
  • Kasthoori methi – 1 Table spoon
  • Whole garam masala (clove, cinnamon, cardamom)
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Coriander leaves
  • Soak chick peas 5- 6 hrs in water. Discard soaked water and rinse them well in fresh water.
  • Cook them with little water and keep it aside.
  • Grind together cumin seeds, fennel seeds, poppy seeds and a handful of cooked chick peas into coarse paste.
  • Chop onion and tomato.
  • Heat oil in a vessel and add mustard seeds. When they pop up add whole garam masala, onion and a pinch of salt. Fry till onion is slightly brown.
  • Add tomato, ginger and garlic paste, coriander powder, curry leaves, turmeric powder, kasthoori methi and curry masala powder. Sauté till raw smell disappears.
  • Now add ground mixture required amount of water for the gravy and cooked chick peas. Adjust salt and cook the mixture until it is done (in a slow flame).
  • Add fresh cream (one table spoon) if you like.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with hot rotis or steamed rice.


  1. krishna
    delicious sundal with chapati..lovely picture.have some onion with this combo it taste really good

  2. Yummy and healthy kuzhambu!!

  3. Lovely platting, looks so good and tast

  4. Delicious kuzhambu n lovely presentation!

  5. Oh so nice of you to try it, thanks a lot and am so happy that you and your daughter liked it...thanks again for letting me know abt it too...Kuzhambu looks delicious, loved the recipe,nice way to use chickpeas this way...

  6. Really yummy and beautiful click too...

  7. Hy dear,

    yummy looking kuzhambu...def gonna give a try...loved your cute click.

  8. Wat a delicious all time favourite..with papads and rice, this kuzhambu tastes absolutely divine even after a day...beautiful click dear..

  9. Wooow!!! chana kuruma looks delicious dear ingredients sounds great sure it will taste good with rotis n pooris.

  10. what an elegant presentation!

  11. Very nice recipe. Would go well with garam rotis.

  12. finally something different to make out of chik peas apart from chhole ;) Looks delicious ... I will have to try it.... nice pics and presentation.

  13. Delicious and healthy kuzhambu..

  14. pass that platter to me :-)

  15. Wow...what a coincidence? I got chickpeas (tin) just yesterday. Will try this recipe. Thanks

  16. The chickpea look delicious and the gravy looks so rich.Nicely presented too.

  17. Lovely platter..sounds delicious.

  18. Delcious kuzhambu, I absolutely love it.

  19. Lovely way to dine.Pass me that plate pls.
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  20. would love to have it with puri or parathas...

  21. Hello friends thanks for your valuable comments and support