this is a south indian recipe of green peas sundal. sundals are legume or lentil preparations made during the nine days of the navratri festival in south india.
basically they are a dry legume-lentil preparation spiced, tempered along with fresh coconut.
in north india, during the navratri fasting period we don’t make anything from legumes or lentils or cereals. well in the south it is different
the only dish that we make at home with legumes is the kala chana – a dry preparation with black chickpeas and this is made during the last day of the navratri along with suji ka halwa – semolina pudding and pooris.
since i have many south indian readers as well, i decided to make and post the green peas sundal recipe.
now in tamil language this green peas sundal is called as pattani sundal. it is made from dried green peas. you soak the green peas overnight and boil or pressure cook them the next day.
you can also make this recipe with dried white peas or even kidney beans, black eyed beans, white chickpeas and any lentil or legume… when making with mung dal or chana dal, ensure that the dals are separate but cooked well. it should not be mish mash.
this recipe has been adapted from anamika’s blog here and it is her south indian friend who shared the sundal recipe with her. do also check some delicious north indian navratri recipes on anamika’s blog here.
recipe details below for the green peas sundal or pattani sundal: