Sundal Kulambhu / Chickpeas Curry

         Chickpeas Curry or Sundal Kulambhu is a traditional dish in South India which is healthy, tasty, tangy and flavorful. When combined with plain hot boiled rice mixed with little sesame oil or ghee , this makes a  wonderful lunch . This can be made with drumsticks or baby eggplant. This dish and rice goes well with keerai masiyal  or mashed spinach.


      1/2 Cup of Boiled Chickpeas
      1 Chopped Onion(Big)
      5 Garlic Cloves
      1 Tbsp of Tomato Puree
      Lemon Size Tamarind  
      1/2 Tsp of Turmeric
      1 Tbsp of Kulambu Masala Powder
      1/2 Tsp of Sugar or Jaggery
      Salt and water as needed

 To Temper

      2-3 Tbsp of Gingelly(Sesame Oil)
      3 Red Chillies
      1 Tsp of Mustard
      1 Tsp of Urad Dal
      1/2 Tsp of Fenugreek
      Few Curry Leaves
      Pinch of Hing(Asafoetida)



Health Benefits of Chickpeas