Navratri is incomplete without sundal recipes. Sundals are usually made with legumes (pulses) of different kinds. They are not only easy to prepare but also loaded with protein. Chickpeas sundal is one of the sundal varieties made during Navratri and Vinayagar (Ganesh) Chatrurthi. As we use dried legumes, you need to plan in advance and soak them either overnight or for at least 8 - 10 hours to soften and prepare it for cooking. I not only make them during festival time but also it finds its way in my kids snacks boxes to school as well as they are so filling and keep the kids happy till their lunch break.