Healthy Kala Chana Sundal Recipe – How to Make Black Chickpea Stir Fry With Coconut

post modified on June 4

Written by Puja

Healthy Kala Chana Sundal Recipe is an easy Quick Indian recipe. This recipe can be served as an instant breakfast along with a glass of milk and can also be served as a side dish along with your meals too.

Kala Chana Sundal Recipe

At times I am surprised at how small things can affect our lives.

I had read this concept of the 90/10 rule by Stephen Covey a couple of years back. A slightly different version of the 80/20 rule which is also called as the Pareto principle.

Kala Chana Sundal Recipe

It says 10% of life is made up of what happens to you, and 90% of life is decided by how you react. And I have experienced it in so many ways.

I have come across a lot of situations where a simple argument goes out of control and takes you to a point where you and your best friend becomes enemies for life.

And why did that happen?

Kala Chana Sundal Recipe

Because of the way you reacted to that situation.

A lot of these arguments can end then and there if, one of the two who are arguing, just decide to cut it short and leave it where it is. I have seen a lot of such situations where an argument ends faster than it started and prevents from destroying an otherwise lovely evening.

That reminds me of this quote from Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People“.

“You can’t win an argument. If you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it.”

Kala Chana Sundal Recipe

It’s better to lose an argument than lose a friend. And that is something that I always keep in mind whenever I see an argument starting to take shape.

Isn’t it really surprising at how a small change can make a big difference to our lives?

Days that start on a pleasant note turn out to be some of the best days for me. And somehow, such days also gives me the positivity to react to situations differently.

And one of the things that I do to start my days on a positive note, is to ensure that I don’t start my day by reading a newspaper.

What do you do to start your day on a positive note? Do comment below and let us know.

Kala Chana Sundal Recipe

Healthy Kala Chana Sundal Recipe – How to Make Black Chickpea Stir Fry With Coconut

Kala chana sundal recipe is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. This recipe is made with cooked chana seasoned with mustard seeds, curry leaves, hing and urad dal. Addition of coconut and smashed chili gives this recipe a very nice flavor.

In North India Kala Chana is usually prepared during Navratras and Ganesh Chaturthi. Kala chana sundal is also offered to Gods during pujas, in South India too.

It is served a “Prasada” as well, in a lot of temples in South India. There is this Hanuman Temple near our house where we are frequent visitors. And they serve this quite often there. We love sitting on the steps of the temple after the darshan and eating this Kala chana sundal prasad.

Whenever I want to cook something easy and instant for breakfast I prefer preparing Kala Chana Sundal. For a complete breakfast serve this kala chana sundal recipe along with a glass of milk.

And while we are at that, here is a quick calorie counter that can help you know how many calories should you consume.

kala chana sundal

Healthy Kala Chana Sundal Recipe

Sundals are healthy snacks recipe, you can have any time of the day. This can also be served as an instant breakfast along with a glass of milk and can also be served as a side dish along with your meals too.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Puja


  • 1 cup Black Chickpeas kala chana
  • 1/2 tsp Black Mustard Seeds deseeded
  • 1/2 tsp Split Urad Dal
  • 3 Green Chilli
  • 2 Dry Red Chilli
  • 2 pinch Asafoetida
  • 6 tbsp Fresh Grated Coconut
  • 1 Curry Leaves sprig
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed


  • Soak chana overnight or for 5 to 6 hours.
  • Rinse and drain water.
  • Pressure cook by adding enough water and salt to it.
  • Leave it in the cooker until it gets cool.
  • Drain cooked chana and keep it aside.
  • Now heat oil in a pan.
  • Add the mustard seeds to it.
  • When the seeds starts crackling add urad dal to it.
  • Saute till it gets light brown in color.
  • Now add curry leaves, red chilli and asafoetida. Fry for 10-15 seconds.
  • Now add cooked kala chana and salt to taste.
  • Add the smashed green chilli to it and mix.Saute for 4-5 minutes on a low flame.
  • Now add the grated coconut and saute for 1-2 more minutes and then switch of the gas.


Don’t drain the stock, it is rich in nutrients and can be used for making any curries or even chapati.


Nutrition Facts
Healthy Kala Chana Sundal Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Sodium 123mg5%
Potassium 153mg4%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 46.4mg56%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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