Chickpeas is rich in protein and a very healthy pulse. Apart from usual sundal, we can add chickpeas to sambar, kuzhambu etc. This is one simple sambar variety resembles much as vathakuzhambu served in marriages but with only one twist of adding mashed dal. So we can follow the same vathakuzhambu method but with extra ingredients such as chickpeas and dal. Also the seasoning ingredients will add a extra flavor to the dish. Try this version of Chickpeas Sambar and share your experience!

Chickpeas Sambar Recipe | Kondakadalai Sambar Recipe
Chickpeas Sambar Recipe | Kondakadalai Sambar Recipe



Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time15 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Servings4
Recipe CategoryMain
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

Chickpeas Sambar Recipe | Kondakadalai Sambar Recipe
Chickpeas Sambar Recipe | Kondakadalai Sambar Recipe

Ingredients:
Tamarind1 Lemon Size
Chick Peas1/4 Cup
Thoor Dal3/4 Cup
Turmeric Powder1/4 Teaspoon
SaltTo taste

* 1 Cup = 250ml

For Grinding:
Ghee1 Teaspoon
Red Chilli4
Peppercorns1 Teaspoon
Urad Dal1 Tablespoon
Hinga Pinch

For Seasoning:
Ghee1 Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds1 Teaspoon
Bengal Gram Dal1 Teaspoon
Sundakkai Vathal (Optional)**1 Tablespoon
Grated Coconut1 Tablespoon
Curry LeavesFew

** Sundakkai vathal is Sundried Turjkey Berry. 


Chickpeas Sambar Recipe | Kondakadalai Sambar Recipe
Chickpeas Sambar Recipe | Kondakadalai Sambar Recipe

Method:
  1. Soak the chickpeas in water overnight. Next morning, pressure cook the chickpeas allowing it for 5-6 whistles or till the chickpeas are soft

  2. Soak the tamarind in warm water and extract the juice and set it aside



  3. Pressure cook the dal with a pinch of turmeric powder and mash it nicely and set it aside

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  5. Heat ghee in a pan. Add grinding ingredients and fry it till urad dal turns golden brown color. cool the roasted ingredients and grind it to a fine paste



  6. Boil the tamarind juice along with salt. When the raw smell of the tamarind extract goes off, add cooked chickpeas.



  7. Also add ground spice paste and mix well. Allow the kuzhambu to cook in medium flame for 5 minutes for the ground paste to cook nicely. Then, add mashed dal and stir well. Again in low flame allow the kuzhambu to cook for 5 minutes and then switch off the flame. 



  8. In a separate pan, heat ghee and add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add bengal gram dal along with sundakkai vathal and saute till dal turns golden brown. Finally add curry leaves. Add the seasoning to the kuzhambu and stir once finally

  9. Serve the delicious Chickpeas Sambar with hot steaming rice and enjoy the kuzhambu.

  10. Chickpeas Sambar Recipe | Kondakadalai Sambar Recipe
    Chickpeas Sambar Recipe | Kondakadalai Sambar Recipe

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  1. I tried this; came out excellent. I ground 1 tomato along with spices.

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  2. What vegetable do you think will go well with this? I like making sambar with 1-2 veggies

    Thanks!

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