Sundal is something that I grew up with on the coastal shores of South India! Sundal, is a savory snack that is very popular inside and outside the homes of Tamilians.
It is also one of the most popular snacks munched on while sitting on the cool sands of the beach in the evening watching the sea lapping at the shores. Growing up in Chennai, a coastal city, I loved going to the beach at dusk and listening to the waves hitting the coast. – AshaFSK


1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight
2 teaspoons whole black mustard seeds
7 sprigs curry leaves
4 green chillies, diced
3 tablespoons dessicated coconut
1 pinch salt, as needed


Step 1
Soak the beans, in enough water and a little salt, overnight. Cook the beans in salted water in pan or in a pressure cooker (2-1/2 whistles) until just done. Drain and set aside. This can be made upto 2 days ahead.\r\n\r\n

Step 2
In a shallow pan, saute a bit or oil (ghee is best!). When the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and wait for them to pop.

Step 3
Add the curry leaves and chillies. As they start to crisp up, add the cooked beans.

Step 4
Toss and cook on low for a couple of minutes. Sprinkle the grated coconut and toss and cook for a few minutes.

Step 5
That's it. Serve! :)