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Pattani sundal recipe – this is a South Indian recipe of green peas sundal. sundals are legume or lentil preparations made during ganesha chaturthi or the nine days of the Navratri festival in south India.

pattani sundal

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.

green peas sundal

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, Black chickpeas, Sweet corn 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.

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pattani sundal

Green peas sundal recipe is a dry preparation of green peas that are spiced, tempered along with fresh coconut.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 8 hrs
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 30 mins
Cuisine South Indian
Course Snacks
Servings 2 to 3


  • ¾ cup dry green peas
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 to 2 broken red chilies
  • 1 green chili
  • a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 10 to 12 curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon freshly grated coconut
  • regular salt as required - you can also add rock salt (sendha namak)


cooking green peas

  • First rinse the dry green peas in water.
  • Soak in enough water overnight.
  • Next day pressure cook the peas with water and salt for 8-9 whistles or till done.
  • Drain water and keep the cooked peas aside.

making pattani sundal

  • In a pan heat oil.
  • Fry the mustard seeds, till they crackle and pop.
  • Now add the cumin seeds and fry them.
  • Add the broken red chilies, green chili, curry leaves.
  • Stir and fry for half a minute.
  • Now add asafoetida. stir and then add the cooked green peas.
  • Add salt and stir well.
  • Keep on stirring for another 5-6 minutes till the whole mixture looks dry.
  • Lastly add grated coconut and serve pattani sundal as naivedyam.


  1. Since a fasting recipe, I have not added onions to it. But when not making for fasting, then you can add onions while frying the spices and cook till soft.
  2. Raw grated or shredded mango can also be added to the sundal as a topping.

Nutrition Info (Approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
pattani sundal
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Hi, how much water do you add while boiling. I haven’t been able to figure out the quantity and mine turn out a little well done, like you would have for Chole Kulche. I have tried different quantities but not successfully

    1. for 1 cup of dried peas (which have been soaked overnight) you can add 4 cups water. use a 3-litre cooker as with a 2-litre cooker the water spills out while pressure cooking.

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