Saturday, 26 March 2016

Vellai Kondai kadalai sundal | Snack with kabuli channa

For the second week of this month's blogging marathon I chose to blog about some interesting snack recipes for toddlers. Though I don't have any toddler around now yet I know how difficult it is to make toddlers eat. I have rarely seen toddlers eating food without any fuss.That toddler should have been me :)

For the first recipe I have chosen a dish which our grand mothers often used to make. Sundals.These sundals are made with a variety of pulses. Today I have chosen white kabuli channa aka vellai kondai kadalai (in tamil)

This is something that the toddlers can eat of their own and they will also enjoy picking one by one abd eating.. doctors also advice that we need to give such foods that kids can eat of their own. Of course there will be a big mess around the house. This sundal recipe is a very healthy snack full of proteins. Do try..


White kabuli channa - 200 grams
Oil - 2 tbsp
Coconut (grated)- 2 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida (hing) - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds (Jeera) - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt - to taste
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 2 nos


  • Soak the kabuli channa in enough water over night or for 8 hours.
  • Pressure cook the kabuli channa with salt and turmeric powder until the channa is cooked softly. I kept for one whistle and then in low flame for 8 minutes.
  • Wait until pressure is released.
  • In a kadai add oil. Add mustard seeds. Once the mustard splutters add cumin seeds and urad dal. Fry for half a minute.
  • Now add curry leaves, red chillies, asafoetida and grated coconut. Fry for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the cooked channa to the above tadka. Mix well and cook until all the water is drained.

Delicious kadala sundal is ready!! serve to toddlers and enjoy watching them eat.


  • We can avoid the red chillies if we are giving this to toddlers.
  • This sundal can also be used as a side dish to rice and rasam/sambar. It tastes fabulous.
  • We can also add some grated carrots or grated raw mango to make this sundal more interesting.
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  1. Looks yum Ruchi and healthy too.

  2. That's true , toddlers will definitely enjoy this , nice one .

  3. That is such a healthy & nutritious snack for anyone and especially toddlers. My 3 year old loves chickpeas and she would love this too.

  4. Nutritious and a quick snack for toddlers.

  5. My all time favourite snacks, just love it to the core.

  6. a great protein rich salad that also looks delicious

  7. Very good one and I love this too..:0