Kadale kalu usli
Kadale kalu usli/ black chana sundal
Written by Jayashree
Published on July 26, 2017

 

Black chana is predominantly used during religious ceremonies. It is usually made as a spicy usal or sundal and served during poojas and ceremonies. Ganesh puja, Naga chauti and during Mangal Gowri puja it is prepared. Today is Naga Chauti and thought I will post the recipe of kadale kalu usli  / black chana sundal. It is tasty and can be prepared more often as a snack or accompaniment.

Kala chana is dark brown and smaller in size than yellow chick peas. It needs to be soaked overnight for eight hours.

The Hindu month of Shravan brings in a lot of festivities. Time to worship the Lord and celebrate with family and friends. Much as we try to move from our  civilisation, our thoughts will not permit to, we want to continue with the rituals and poojas but we cannot do as much as our parents and grand parents have done. Let’s worship and do in the best possible way. Happy celebrations ahead.

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Kadale Kalu Usli/ Black Chana Sundal

Ingredients:

  • 250 grams black chana
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 green chilly
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • a few curry leaves
  • 1 bowl fresh coconut
  • coriander leaves for garnishing
  • 1/2 lemon

Method:

  1. Wash the black chana and soak it overnight.
  2. Next day, drain the water, rinse it and put fresh water to it. Cook it in pressure cooker for three whistles.
  3. Take a pan and make the seasoning. To make the seasoning, put oil. Add mustard seeds, as it crackles, put the green chilly, asafoetida, turmeric powder and curry leaves.
  4. Remove the whistle. Drain the water and put the cooked chick peas.
  5. Add salt and mix well.
  6. Put the grated coconut and heat for sometime.
  7. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  8. Adding of lemon juice is optional.

Take a tip:

  1. Adjust quantity of brown chana as per your need. This quantity is big and serves eight people.
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Kadale kalu usli/ Black chana sundal

Kadale kalu usli is a spicy dish that can be served as a snack or accompaniment. It is prepared during Naga Chauti and Ganesh puja. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 250 grams black chana
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 4 green chilly cut into pieces
  • few curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1/2 lemon
  • coriander leaves for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Wash the black chana and soak it for eight hours.

  2. Drain the water, rinse and put fresh water to it.

  3. Cook it in a pressure cooker for three whistles.

  4. Take a pan and add oil. Put the mustard seeds, as it crackles, put asafoetida, turmeric, green chilly and curry leaves.

  5. Remove the whistle, drain the water and put the cooked black chana to it.

  6. Add salt and mix it.

  7. Put grated coconut and heat for sometime.

  8. Garnish with fresh coriander.

  9. Lemon juice is optional.

Recipe Notes

  • Soaking of black chana for seven to eight hours is essential.
  • Adjust the quantity of black chana as per your need. Soaked chana can be kept in the refrigerator.

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20 Comments

  1. swati...

    easy, simple, and definitely delicious…nice share:)

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Swati, glad to have you here.

      Reply
  2. Amisha

    Yummy.. I will definitely try this recipe as Black chana are my favourite

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Amisha. Do let me know how it was.

      Reply
  3. frandobagel

    Would this be available outside of India? It would be interesting to cook, but being in Ireland I’m not sure if I’ll be able to find it- I may have to do a bit of digging in some specialist shops!

    Reply
  4. Trupti Bhatt

    I have never tried Sundal before. Would love trying your recipe as it looks easy and delicious.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou for the visit Trupti. Do give a try, you will like it.

      Reply
  5. Possess the World

    That sounds delicious, looking forward to being able to try out the recipe. What other dishes would you serve it with? Could I serve it with other Indian dishes as part of a banquet style meal?

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thanks for stopping by. You can eat it as a snack or it can be served with chapati or puri. We also eat it as an accompaniment with steamed rice and dal.

      Reply
  6. Mamta Sharma

    I just love your post a lot and regular visiter of your blog because of taste recipe

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Mamta.

      Reply
  7. Uma Srinivas

    All time favorite recipe to our family! Nice blog Jayashree 🙂

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Uma for the visit. Glad you liked it.

      Reply
  8. aanchalgupta3

    Simple,easy recipe. I also make a similar preparation for our kanjak puja on Ashtami. Love the recipe.

    Reply
  9. MyCulinarySaga

    Such a simple yet hearty meal this makes. It reminds me of home.. thanks for this dear

    Reply
  10. Lathiya

    Anytime love this sundal..healthy and yummy

    Reply
  11. Afroz

    I would really like to try this recipe. My folks love black chana. I am sure they will love it 🙂

    Reply
  12. Jagruti

    I do make dry kala chana a lot but never tried with coconut, must be so yum!

    Reply
  13. Soniya

    I love cooking with black chana and always looking out for new Recipes..will give this a try soon!

    Reply
  14. srividhya

    It’s the king of all sundals naa… very nice. This is my goto prasad for all the festivals.

    Reply

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