Sauted Garbanzo beans / Black eyed peas (Sundal / Husli)

This is a protein packed dish which is very easy to make. Sundal or Husli can be eaten with rice, chappatis or as a snack by itself. It is one of my favourites. This is a continuation of the Gowri Ganesha Festival Menu. Enjoy :)

Serves: 5-6
1 cup garbanzo beans (yellow or black or green) or black eyed peas
3-4 green chillies (to taste)
1 sprig curry leaves  
2 dry red chillies
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 of a medium sized lime
2 tbsps chopped cilantro
pinch of asafoetida
1/4 cup grated coconut
Salt to taste 

1. Soak garbanzo beans or black eyed peas in 4 cups of water overnight or for 8 hours. 
2. Pressure cook beans or peas with 2-3 pinches of salt for 2-3 whistles (until cooked). 
3. Heat a low based pan with oil on medium heat. 
4. Add mustard seeds, broken dry red chillies and wait for mustard seeds to splutter. 
5. Add a pinch of asafoetida powder.
6. Add chopped green chillies and curry leaves and saute for a few mins. 
7. Add salt and mix well. 
8. Add garbanzo beans or black eyed peas and mix well. 
9. Add grated coconut and mix well. 
10. Add lime juice and mix well. Taste and add more salt or lime juice if necessary and mix well. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot. 


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