Of all the sundals, my favorite is Peas Sundal. Generally, I like peas and love to try out many peas recipes. Sanvi’s favorite vegetable is also peas. If I make peas dish, she would eat it without any fuss. If I make any other sundal, Gj or Sanvi will not prefer it so much. If it is Peas Sundal, both would eat it happily. I do not have to customize the sundal too. Even if I don’t add coconut or grated carrots, both will like it just because peas generally taste good. I am on the verge of posting several Sundal recipes, so keep visiting my space…will post sundal recipes one by one. Now lets go for the Peas Sundal recipe…
Preparation Time. 20 minutes
Cook Time. 10 minutes
Recipe Category. Snack
Recipe Cuisine. Indian
Green peas (pachai pattani) – 1 cup
Grated mango (thuruviya mangai) – 2 tablespoons
Grated coconut (thuruviya thengai) – 2 tablespoons
Chopped onion – 1/4 cup
Mustard seeds – 1/4 teaspoon
Urad dal – 1/2 teaspoon
Red chillies – 2 to 3 nos. (You can also use green chillies instead of red chillies)
Asafoetida – 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves – 1 sprig (1 kothu)
Lemon juice – 3 drops (optional)
Salt – as desired
Oil – 1 teaspoon
Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.
1. Soak green peas in water for 5-7 hours. In a vessel, add enough quantity of water and little salt, and then boil the peas until the peas turns soft and firm. It may take about 8-10 minutes. Drain the peas and keep aside. In a pan, heat a teaspoon of oil and then add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds splutter, add urad dal, red chillies, asafoetida, and curry leaves. When urad dal turns golden brown, add the chopped onion and fry till they become transparent.
2. Then add boiled peas and saute for few seconds. Check salt. If needed, add more salt as per your taste. Peel the skin of mango and grate it. Now add the grated coconut and grated mango to the peas and mix well. Switch off the flame. Just before serving, you could also add a teaspoon of lemon juice to get some tangy taste.
Now, Green Peas Sundal is ready!
- You could also pressure cook the peas for 2 whistles by adding less water and salt. You should be careful while pressure cooking the peas, as sometimes it may turn mushy. Allow the cooker to cool naturally and then drain the peas.
- If you are using frozen peas, you do not have to soak or pressure cook the peas. Just cook in an open pan with very less water.
- You could also add grated carrot and finely chopped ginger.