From   Hi Tea

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

Type: South Indian

Key Ingredients:

It is one of the most simple South Indian dishes that is extremely tasty


  • Chickpeas, boiled 1 cup
  • Oil 2 tbsps
  • Black mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Split skinless black grams (dhuli urad dal) 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida 1 pinch
  • Dried red chillies 2
  • Curry leaves 10 to 12
  • Fresh coconut, scraped 3 tbsps
  • Red chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Small onion, chopped 1
  • Small tomato, chopped 1
  • Cornflakes, crushed 2 tbsps
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice 2 tsps


  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard, split black grams and red chilies and suate till the mustard seeds splutter. Add curry leaves and asafoetida and saute for 15-20 seconds.
  • Add the boiled chickpeas, coconut, red chilli powder and salt. Mix well and saute for 4-5 minutes on a low to medium heat.
  • Remove from heat, add onion, tomato and cornflakes and mix well. Add coriander leaves and lemon juice and mix well.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl and serve immediately.