How to make Vellankani Sundal -

Chickpeas cooked with indian spices.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chickpeas (kabuli chana) (काबुली चना),

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Vellankani  Sundal

Vellankani Sundal Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Vellankani Sundal Recipe

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) 1 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 1 teaspoon

  • Neem leaves 10 leaves

  • Green chillies 2

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish

  • Coconut scraped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Soak chickpeas overnight in plenty of water. Rinse them and place in a pan with turmeric, salt and enough water to cover. Cook the chickpeas until tender. Strain and leave aside. Meanwhile wash neem leaves and remove their stems. Slit, de-seed and chop green chillies.

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