Chickpeas / Channa/ Vellai Sundal Chat

Chickpeas also are highly rich in proteins and it has about 28% of proteins in it. This recipe is also one of mt entry to Eat Healthy - Protein Rich Contest.


Chickpeas – 1 cup
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Broken Black Gram – 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilly – 4 (broke it into pieces)
Curry Leaves - few
Salt – to taste
Cooking oil

Cooking Instructions:

Soak chickpeas in the previous night or for about 6 hours. Add chickpeas, required salt and enough amount of water in the pressure cooker and let it cook for 5 whistles or until the chickpeas are well cooked. Open the cooker once the pressure is released and drain the excess water.

Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan and saute it with mustard seeds, broken black gram, curry leaves and red chilly. Add cooked peas to it and fry a while until the water in it is fully absorbed by the dish.

Channa chat is ready to serve. You can have this as an evening snack since chickpeas has good content of proteins and children will love it.

Side Dish: It also goes well with Tamarind Rice and Plain white Rice.

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