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May 23, 2006

Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal

Just those words bring a flood of memory in mind. Trip to Madras for summer holidays meant going to the beach. A whole bunch of cousins huddled in one small car and hoards of snacks from Grand snacks ( a famous sweet store in Madras). But as children, were we satisfied..hmm
The moment we see the vendors with the bhajji's (fritters) and sundal (boiled green peas with mango and coconut) we used to start the nagging that did not stop till the elders bought it for us.
I decided to make this snack for picnic in the park http://www.hookedonheat.com/.
Hope all of you enjoy this snack which is healthy as well. To make it more attractive, fill the sundal in paper cones. I did not do a good job of that, I am sure you will do better then me.

Dried Green peas - 1 Cup
Dried red chilli - 1-2
Grated coconut - 4 tbsps
Raw green mango - Diced into small chunks 1 cup

Tadka - Mustard seeds, a pinch of hing, some cumin seeds, curry leaves.

  • Boil the green peas after you soak it in warm water for atleast 6-8 hours.
  • In a saute pan, add a tsp of oil and do the tadka.Add the red chillies and saute for 30 seconds, add salt and then the mangoes, saute till they are soft.
  • Add the green peas and let it cook and blend with all the spices.
  • Sprinkle the grated coconut and allow it to cook for another 5 minutes.

Sundal is ready to serve! Enjoy

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