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Salad, Nuts, Fruits and Legumes are perfect choices for healthy snacking. Sundal can be made using dhal, legumes, beans by adding different combination of spices. Even it tastes yummy with simple seasoning too. Today is one of my favourite combo of ingredients in the sundal list. I always mix the colors while making sundal because of taste, colors and offcourse its so healthy too. This one is mixture of three color channa.

You can view another sundal variety here.

Ingredients :

Channa all colors - 1/4 cup each
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Onion - 1/2 cup finely chopped

Lemon - 1 tsp (depending on the sourness of tomato adjust the sourness of lemon)
Coriander - few for garnishing
Turmeric - little (optional)
Shredded Coconut - 2 tsp
Oil and salt

Grinding :

Ginger - 1/2 inch
Green chilli - 4 or as required
Saunf - 1 tsp(optional)

Method :

1. Soak the channa overnight. And pressure cook by adding salt.
2. Drain the water which can be used for making rasam which is so so tasty.
3. Now heat oil in the pan, add mustard, urad dhal and curry leaves.
4. Now add the asafoetida, onion and saute till it turns transparent.
5. Now add the ground paste and turmeric.
6. Add the channa and lemon juice, add salt.
7. Add the coconut, mix well so that the masala is well blended, garnish with chopped coriander ......Yummy Healthy dish ready !!!!!

Note :

Same recipe can be used for fresh green peas, Butter beans(Tastes so good), Rajma and Green gram too.

Devi Meyyappan  – (February 1, 2010 at 1:31 PM)  

Niceee yummy sundal!!!.. love the presentation.. very thoughtful!!.. looks delicious!!

Cicily Antony  – (February 1, 2010 at 1:40 PM)  

Did'nt know wat sundal is till now...thnx for introducing...good one...  – (February 1, 2010 at 2:02 PM)  

Simple and healthy recipe and so colourful too.

Sook  – (February 1, 2010 at 2:21 PM)  

I think I have all the ingredients. This would be great for lunch! Yum!

Swapna Sree  – (February 1, 2010 at 2:25 PM)  

colorful sundal,,,sounds grea and yummy...

doggybloggy  – (February 1, 2010 at 3:02 PM)  

this recipe is excellent and these photos are out of this world fantastic!

Cham  – (February 1, 2010 at 3:08 PM)  

Wonderful presentation! Lovely click!

Sailaja Damodaran  – (February 1, 2010 at 3:15 PM)  

Very healthy...Love the decoration .Looks like a saree border.How is your hand now?

SE  – (February 1, 2010 at 3:19 PM)  

nice..way to making it look yum with all type of chana...i love these sundals !

Rachana Kothari  – (February 1, 2010 at 3:25 PM)  

Wow!!! Looks really tempting and a very beautiful presentation dear:)

Ambika  – (February 1, 2010 at 4:25 PM)  

Hey, that's a beautiful pic!!

Dolly  – (February 1, 2010 at 5:01 PM)  

Pavithra..what a healthy and delicious Sundal. L0ve your presentation as always. Ur are very creative.Tri Color Channa Sundal is bookmarked and I will try it soon.

Uma  – (February 1, 2010 at 5:39 PM)  

looks absolutely delicious!!

Deepti  – (February 1, 2010 at 6:05 PM)  

Wow, wat a presentation...this sundal is really very healthy option.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine  – (February 1, 2010 at 6:06 PM)  

Thats a lovely visual usual...ahh very healthy too...

PJ  – (February 1, 2010 at 7:49 PM)  

looks so delicious and great presentation!

Gita  – (February 1, 2010 at 8:02 PM)  

Cool idea to use different colors of sundals Pavithra...looks tasty :)

Mriganayani  – (February 1, 2010 at 8:21 PM) good and so pretty!! Loaded with proteins - super healthy! Nice one!

jeyashrisuresh  – (February 1, 2010 at 9:27 PM)  

protien packed recipe.lovely presentation.and as u said this recipe will be good when using butter beans.

Rekha shoban  – (February 1, 2010 at 9:56 PM)  

Healthy sundal and colourful presentation!!

Renuka Bedre - Rao  – (February 1, 2010 at 10:43 PM)  

oh wow...simply superb presentation..Truly healthy recipe. Thanks for posting!

Kitchen Flavours  – (February 2, 2010 at 12:10 AM)  

Wow..that's an super healthy and yummy the way u presented the chana...looks like chana lace...

Prathibha  – (February 2, 2010 at 12:27 AM)  

gal u always impress us wid ur skillful presentation.....lovely an dhealthy is a colorful medley....

Abhilash Pillai  – (February 2, 2010 at 1:09 AM)  

The picture looks nice. I hope I will prefer to have it with curd so I could get a jabardast taste.

Padhu  – (February 2, 2010 at 1:12 AM)  
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Padhu  – (February 2, 2010 at 1:13 AM)  

A different version of sundal.Colourful and healthy.

Padhu  – (February 2, 2010 at 1:14 AM)  

Forgot to ask you-How is your hand now Prathiba? Take care

Aps  – (February 2, 2010 at 1:55 AM)  

U kno more than the dish...ur creativity catches the eye...:)

shanthi  – (February 2, 2010 at 3:08 AM)  

Healthy and lovely decoration. You have a lot of patience. Is your hand OK?

Priya  – (February 2, 2010 at 3:49 AM)  

Woww such a beautiful and nutritious sundal, fantastic snacks..

Kanchan  – (February 2, 2010 at 5:37 AM)  

Liked your innovation of using different chana !

Happy Cook  – (February 2, 2010 at 6:25 AM)  

so delicous and love that first pic.

Vrinda  – (February 2, 2010 at 9:00 AM)  

Looks yumm..i never tried onions and tomatoes in sundal,will try ur version next time..

Latha  – (February 2, 2010 at 10:13 AM)  

Amazing presentation...simple & healthy sundal...lovely.

AnuSriram  – (February 2, 2010 at 10:42 AM)  

Nice clicks! Sundal looks inviting!!

Ushnish Ghosh  – (February 2, 2010 at 12:27 PM)  

Dear Pavithra
How are you? Bit busy, so missed many blogs...will catch up.
Wonderful presentation, no one can match you in decoration, I tell you. The taste will be just too good, I can feel that
Have a nice day

Laavanya  – (February 2, 2010 at 12:33 PM)  

Innovative presentation Pavithra.. lovely idea to incorporate the 3 diff. kinds of channa.

AshKuku  – (February 2, 2010 at 1:20 PM)  

I am gasping for breath.... I SALUTE your patience.... It takes a lot to get it & to practice it.... AMAZING!
as always.... I'm short of words.... All of a sudden it feels like every word means the same.... U R A G!!!!
(G for Genius).... Of course!!!!


Ramya Vijaykumar  – (February 2, 2010 at 2:22 PM)  

I have never added tomatoes to it, shall try it the next time... Looks very colorful and healthy one!!!

Panchpakwan  – (February 2, 2010 at 3:15 PM)  

Very healthy dish..looks so colorful...

Mangala Bhat  – (February 2, 2010 at 3:54 PM)  

wow! Love the Presentation ..and helthy treat!

Aparna  – (February 2, 2010 at 5:01 PM)  

never tried this recipe. thanks for sharing :)

Sushma Mallya  – (February 2, 2010 at 9:06 PM)  

sundal is one of my fav and i make it in a simple way,but ur recipe is very nice and would love to try out ur version as well...very good presentation as always and wonderful pic pavithra...

Parita  – (February 2, 2010 at 9:45 PM)  

What an eye catching presentation!! Fantastic! Love the addition of sauf, wonderful

Supriya Nair  – (February 3, 2010 at 3:41 AM)  

A very healthy snack there...the sundal always proves to be one...nicely made here...

Rohini  – (February 3, 2010 at 11:14 AM)  

Lovely presentation and a healthy sundal.. Never seen green chana though ;) And I never tried with onion-tomato! Sounds real yum!

Mythreyi Dilip  – (February 3, 2010 at 12:05 PM)  

Sundal looks really inviting and adding saunf is new to me, will try it dear:)

Viki's Kitchen  – (February 3, 2010 at 7:57 PM)  

Lovely chundal dear. Bet, one day or other, some ad agency will ask you to make their food photography. Its for sure dear. You got skills. Keep it up .

Sowmya  – (February 3, 2010 at 9:35 PM)  

An award awaits you dear!please collect it in my blog!

RAKS KITCHEN  – (February 4, 2010 at 12:35 AM)  

Sounds really nice Pavithra! Pretty presentation...Romba dhaan porumai ungalukku :)

Nithya  – (February 4, 2010 at 1:17 AM)  

Wow.. this is yummy anni.. looks fantastic too.. lovely presentation. I like the idea of using spoons.

Jisha Dil  – (February 4, 2010 at 3:00 AM)  

wow..yummy....and super presentation...

Pavithra  – (February 4, 2010 at 3:23 AM)  

I really dunno how much patience u have got !! Looks awesome

jayasri  – (February 4, 2010 at 4:32 AM)  

That is a lovely combo, One spoon in - mm., three different tastes, good idea, I will try this out

SriLekha  – (February 4, 2010 at 8:06 AM)  

wow! that's look delicious!

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Pavithra  – (February 4, 2010 at 8:09 AM)  

Really wonderful presentation ... Looks great ..

Priya  – (February 4, 2010 at 7:25 PM)  

luks very colorful and tempting to fetch a bowl of it..

Anupama  – (February 4, 2010 at 9:22 PM)  

Your presentation skills are way too good dear! That is one healthy snack too :-)

AdukalaVishesham  – (February 4, 2010 at 10:08 PM)  

very healthy and colorful sundal... looks really good

Chef Jeena  – (February 5, 2010 at 6:17 AM)  

This looks and sounds so very delicious and still you manage to make it look even more beautiful with your excellent presentation.

Erum Khan  – (September 15, 2013 at 4:10 AM)  

Love the color in your spices you use. This is my favorite dish you have posted.
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