Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pattaani Sundal (Dry Peas Sundal)

Preparation time :10 minutes     
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Serves 3 
Difficulty :  Easy

Pattani/ Dried peas sundal is a tasty sundal recipe. The recipe I followed here is a simple one and not the famous “Thengai Mangai Pattani Sundal”. I will post the recipe for Thengai mangai pattani sundal later.

This is a dry sundal variety and can be made during Navarathri festival too!

  • Dried peas – ½ cup
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Amchur powder – ½ tsp
  • Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Garlic clove – 1 No.
  • Salt to taste

For seasoning:
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Jeera – ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch


Soak dried peas over night or for minimum 4 hours. Pressure cook peas for 2 whistles or until done. Grind coarsely coconut and garlic and keep aside. Pour oil in a kadai, season the items given for seasoning, transfer the cooked peas, add red chilli powder, turmeric powder  and required salt. Sauté well till all the moisture got absorbed. Now add coconut paste and amchur powder. Give a nice stir until everything blends well and switch off.

It can be served as a healthy evening snack or can be had as an accompaniment for sambar/rasam/curd rice.


If you prepare this sundal as Neivedyam for Navarathri pooja, skip using garlic.

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