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Edamame Chundal

February  3, 2021
0 Ratings
Photo by tapasya
  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

Chundal is a traditional South Indian dish prepared using beans or lentils and a certain set of spices. Chundal is a staple in most South Indian restaurants. This is a twist on a traditional recipe using edamame and basil. —tapasya

What You'll Need
  • 3 cups unshelled edamame
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons urad daal (split black lentils)
  • 1 pinch asofoetida
  • 3 curry leaves
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 2 whole dry red chilies
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro seeds
  • 1 teaspoon channa daal (split bengal gram)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  1. Cook edamame in hot water for 5 minutes or per instructions on the package.
  2. Once cool, shell edamame and set beans aside.
  3. In a medium sized pan, dry roast cilantro seeds, split bengal gram and red chilies.
  4. Once cool, grind the spices and set aside.
  5. In the same pain, heat the oil.
  6. Add mustard seeds to the warm oil and allow it to pop.
  7. Add the urad daal to the oil and once lightly browned, add the basil leaves, curry leaves and asofoetida.
  8. Now add the edamame, ground spices, turmeric and salt to taste.
  9. Stir on low heat till all the flavors are blended together.
  10. Take this off the heat, transfer to a bowl and mix with grated coconut and lime juice.
  11. Garnish with more grated coconut and fresh basil.

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2 Reviews

meganvt01 February 5, 2021
Hello! your recipe looks wonderful. Just wanted to make sure you saw our contest rules ( and that we would like to see the name and location of the restaurant that inspired your dish in the head note. Thanks!
tapasya February 5, 2021
Hi Megan! This is a fusion recipe inspired by a very traditional South Indian recipe. It’s not a restaurant inspired recipe. I am not sure how to modify that.