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Sundal recipe | How to make kondakadalai sundal | White chana stir fry

Sundal recipe, which is called as kondakadalai sundal in south is a simple stir fry dish, delicious protein packed snack. This sundal is a quick recipe, can be prepared in just ten minutes.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3
Calories 280 kcal



  • 1 cup white kondakadalai/white chana
  • 1 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp jeera seeds
  • 1 tsp gram dal
  • 1 tsp split urad dal
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green chilli
  • 2 red chillies
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut
  • Few curry leaves



  • Wash and soak white chickpeas or chana overnight.
  • After soaking these chickpeas it increases in volume hence soak in enough water.
  • Peel and chop onion.

Recipe to make sundal recipe:

  • Pressure cook soaked chana for 3 whistles. Discard soaked water and use fresh water for cooking.
  • In a pan, heat oil, add mustard and jeera seeds.
  • Add gram and split urad dal.
  • Let them brown and add chopped onions, curry leaves.
  • Add few curry leaves and a slit green chilli.
  • Saute onions to pink color.
  • Break red chillies into half and put into the sautéed onion.
  • Add turmeric powder and required salt.
  • Now add cooked and drained sundal into the seasoning pan.
  • Mix everything with the sundal.
  • Finally, add grated coconut and give a quick stir.
  • Serve hot.


Tips/notes: Make sure to soak chana for eight hours, to cook it soft. You can add one tomato while sautéing or few lemon drops at last for a tangy touch. In beach sundal recipes, they make with black chana and mango pieces.


Calories: 280kcal
Keyword chana, chickpeas sundal, sundal, white sundal
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