Kala chana sundal | Kadala upperi | black chana stir fry | Spicy Kitchen

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 14:00 h
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Ready In: 20m

Kala chana sundal or kadala upperi is a common traditional side dish we used to serve with rice in Kerala. I made this chana stir fry some more healthy. For that I used sprouted kala chana/black Bengal gram.(Check this link to know How to make home made sprouter at home. There is no special ingredients needed to make this dish. We can use this stir fry as a side dish or a healthy snack for your kids.

I have already tried Sprouted green gram stir fry. You can also check for my 20 + Stir fry (Upperi) recipes. Hope you all will like this recipes.



250g of Black chana/kala chana
4-5 no of shallots or 1 no of onion
6-7 no of garlic cloves
1 cup of grated coconut
1/2 spn. of chilli powder
1/6 spn. of turmeric powder
A handful of curry leaves
1/4 spn. of mustard seeds
1 spn. of oil
Salt as required

Preparation Steps

Step 01

Wash black chana and soak in water for 5-6 hours. Drain it and store in a cloth or in a sprouter for 8 hours. (you can also use soaked chana for making this sitr fry)

Step 02

Wash the chana again and pressure cook with little salt for 3 minutes in medium flame.

Step 03

Crush shallots and garlic.

Step 04

Heat oil in a pan.

Step 05

Splutter mustard seeds.

Step 06

Add crushed shallots and garlic mix, curry leaves.Fry for 1-2 minutes till golden brown color. Add grated coconut and fry for one minute.

Step 07

Add chilli powder,turmeric powder and saute for 1 minute.

Step 08

Add cooked chana and mix well. Fry for 1 minute.

Step 09

Serve hot.

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