Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Green Peas Sundal

Sundal is an offering made to god during Navarathri (Dasara) time, though it is made and consumed at other times as well. It can be salt or sweet variety. It is primarily made with a legume. Some legumes can be made into salt sundal and some sweet and some both. The basic recipe for all salt sundal remains the same. I made it with Green Peas today.


Dried Green Peas 1 cup
mustard 1 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp

Oil and Salt to taste

For Grinding to a dry paste
Coconut 1/2 cup
Green Chillies 2-3
jeera 1 tsp
Curry leaves few

Method of Preparation

1. Soak the dried green peas overnight and cook till done. Mine becomes mushy if I pressure cook with whislte on. So I just cook in pressure cooker without whistle for about 20 minutes. Check in between to make sure it is not becoming mushy. You can also add some salt to the water.

2. Grind all the ingredients under 'to dry paste'. Do not add any water. Do not make it too fine. Just coarse grind.

3. In a pan, add some oil and the mustard seeds to it. When it sputters, add the urad dal. When it starts to brown, add the turmeric and hing.

4. After a few seconds, add the cooked green peas and the ground paste and required salt.

5. Stir and cook for a 5 minutes. Delicious sundal is ready to be served. It can be eaten as a snack or used as a side for rice or roti.


  1. This makes for a great guilt free snack :)

  2. Nice going Roshni.. Keep them coming.. :)

    some Manga in the sundal makes it really nice too.. Manga thenga pattani sundal.. Its a beach favourite..

  3. Thanks Puja!! I made some methi malai mutter similar to yours yesterday. will post soon!

  4. Hi Narcissist - are you someone I know (seeing that you are from Boston)? Yes, Mango would be a nice addition. I incidentally had some in my fridge. Next time will try

  5. Hi Roshni.. sorry didnt realise it was showing up my pseudonym.. Its Sai.. :)