After Toor Dal Fry became popular at home, I wanted to check if the same formula with Garbanzo beans(Kabuli Chana) will have the same effect and I was right on!! The kids have just fallen in love with this protein packed snack!!

Enjoy this as part of Day 2 of BM 12.

Kabuli Chana Fry

Ingredients -

Kabuli Chana/Garbanzo Beans 1/2 cup
Onions, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Coconut Powder or Grated Coconut 1 Tbsp
Green Chillies 1-2 (or as needed)
Salt as needed
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, Red chillies 1-2, Curry leaves few, Asafoetida a couple pinches)
Garlic, Minced 1 tsp (Optional)
Dash of lemon juice (Optional)

Method Of Preparation - 

Soak Kabuli Chana overnight. [As mentioned in point f here, I soaked them for about 24 hrs.]

I precooked the soaked chana and cooked chana al dente with adequate water on the stove top. (It took me about 18-20 min. But the time varies according to the chana variety, soaked time and amount of water used.)

In a sauce pan, heat oil and add the seasoning in the order specified. After the mustard seeds pop, saute the minced garlic for a few seconds. Then add the finely chopped onions and saute till they are golden brown. Also add in chopped green chillies and turmeric.

Kabuli Chana Fry

Add the cooked chana and saute for a minute or two. Add salt and sprinkle the coconut. Mix well and remove from fire.

[Garnish with chopped coriander leaves if preferred.]

Squeeze a little lemon juice and serve it as a snack or as an accompaniment for Rice and enjoy!! 

Sending this to Priya's 'CWS - Chickpeas' hosted this time at Saffronstreaks.
Also sending this to Susan's 'MLLA - 43' hosted by Chez Cayenne this month.

Preparation Time 30 min 
Serves 2-3 Adults

Posted by Harini on Tuesday, January 17, 2012


  1. Suma Gandlur Says:
  2. Love it. You reminded me my childhood days. This used to be one of our evening snacks.

  3. Unknown Says:
  4. looks awesome!....nice dish to even munch simply on!

  5. Mouthwatering chana fry. Excellent preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Indian Khana Says:
  7. Yum ..looks so fab

  8. veena Says:
  9. Lovely preparation harini. Looks perfect

  10. Aarthi Says:
  11. I love this..YUMMY RECIPE..


  12. divya Says:
  13. Wow wat a delightful and super tempting fry..

  14. Claire Says:
  15. It's fun to experiment with different ingredients in favorite recipes, isn't it? Thanks for sending this to My Legume Love Affair.

  16. We called it Sundal and it looks awesome!

  17. these look really the click!!

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