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Black bean sundal

Black bean sundal, a quick sundal that needs just 30 mins soaking time minimum. Stepwise pictures post.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Soak time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3


  • 1/2 cup Black bean
  • 1/8 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1/4 cup coconut grated
  • 1 tsp Coconut oil
  • Salt as needed

To temper

  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 sprig curry leaves


  • Wash & soak black beans for minimum 1/2 an hour.
  • I cooked in open pot instead of pressure cooking to prevent the bean over cooking/ cracking.
  • Boil enough water and add soaked bean to it. Sprinkle enough salt.
  • Simmer until the beans are soft cooked. Take around 15 mins.
  • Heat a pan and add oil. When hot, add tempering items in order. Add the beans and give it a stir.
  • In goes grated coconut. Mix well and cook for a minute. Drizzle coconut oil and switch off immediately.


  • You can also pressure cook the beans for 2 whistles in medium flame.
  • Adding salt prevents bean from over cooking.
  • Add ginger and asafoetida generously to balance the gastric nature of beans.