Navarathiri Day 9 – Black Chickpeas Sundal

Black Chickpeas Sundal

This is the last one on my Navarathiri series. Check out the nine different sundals from day 1 to day 9, here. This black chickpeas sundal is traditionally prepared on ‘Saraswathi Pooja’ day.

Black Chenna Kadalai Sundal


1. Black Chickpeas – 1 Cup

2. Salt to taste

3. Oil to temper

4. mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

5. Coconut powder – 1/4 cup

6. Red Chilli – 1


1. Soak black chickpeas overnight in a deep vessel. The next morning, pressure cook black chickpeas with required salt and water for 2 to 3 whistles. You should be able to squish the black chickpeas between your fingers,

2. In a pan, heat oil. Add mustard seeds followed by red chilli, coconut and cooked black chickpeas

3. Stir and transfer to a serving bowl.


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