Saturday, June 28, 2008

Brown Garbanzo beans - Karuppu mookadalai/Kondakadalai sundal


Brown Garbanzo beans - Karuppu mookadalai/Kondakadalai - 1 cup
Mustard - Kadugu - 1 tea spoon
Black gram dal - Ulutham Paruppu - 1 table spoon
Red chillies - Kaintha milagai - 3 nos.
Grated/Shredded coconut - Thuriviya thengai - 2 table spoons
Curry leaves - Karuvepilai - small quantity
Asafoetida - Perungayam - a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


Wash and soak garbanzo beans in water for 8-10 hours. Boil it in pressure cooker for 10 minutes. Heat oil in a pan/kadai, splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, red chillies, curry leaves and add grated coconut. Add little salt and asafoetida. Mix them well.

Brown mookadalai sundal is ready to be served. This can be offered to God and is very good for health. This can be served as evening snack item.

Note: Sprouted garbanzo beans are much healthier than normally soaked.

Optional: Grated coconut can be added/removed.

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese

G.K. Chesterton

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