Chickpea Sundal is a must at home during the festive season. It’s a savory preparation. A Healthy Chickpea snack which is super delicious too with goodness of Coconut.
Chickpea Sundal is a south-Indian preparation with very minimal spices.I have skipped mustard as my sister doesn’t like it unlike me. I have added cumin seed instead of that.The combination of mustard seed and fresh curry leaf bring a different aroma to this dish.Try that out.
Diwali preparation is full on.Everyone is busy preparing snack and sweets beforehand. This is a festival of Light, the triumph of good over evil.In fact bursting of crackers starts before the festival itself.
Personally, I don’t like crackers at all. I went Rishikesh in 2014 during Diwali to escape from city’s noise.To my surprise, there was no such sound polluting air.People were celebrating Diwali by lighting up their houses with Diya and Lights. Such a wonderful experience it was! I spent my Diwali evening beside the Ganges. The mesmerizing sound of the flows and the calmness of nature made my Diwali.
The recipe of Chickpea Sundal is really simple.You need to boil them and add a tadka.So to prepare such dish on a busy day is not tiring at all. Be a smart woman! Cook the chickpeas in the previous night, it makes your job super easy in the morning.
Health Benefits of Chickpea
The chickpeas provide 477 mg of potassium, equivalent to the amount in a small banana. Potassium helps you keep fluids and minerals in balance in your body and regulates blood pressure. Dried versions must be soaked and boiled for several hours before consuming. Canned chickpeas are ready to eat. But the canning process also reduces some of the nutrition.
Its a healthy addition to any diet.One of such popular middle-eastern dip is made with Chickpeas.Oh! you might have named it already in your mind…Hummus