Sunday, March 17, 2013

Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal (Beach Sundal)

For this weeks BM I choose Kids Delight - Street Food which is hosted by Preeti. As soon I saw the name street food first thing came into my mind was beach, we use to get lot of food there. When ever we are going to beach we don’t mind about healthy foods, we use to eat all junk that day. I remember we use to skip our meal because of these junk foods.

Coming to today’s recipe it’s a nice rhyming one Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal. No need to explain the ingredients hope the name says everything. I remember another recipe, similar to this which we use to get in Ooty and Kodaikanal Masal kadali soon will post that it's our family favorite one. I came across this recipe in cookery show but I couldn't recollect so did in my own style.


Dry Green Peas (Pachai Pattani Payaru)
1 cup
Chili powder
1 tsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Curry leaves
Coconut small pieces
¼ cup
Raw mango finely chopped
¼ cup
Carrot grated
¼ cup
¼ cup
Lemon juice
1 Tbsp
To Grind:
Mint leaves
one handful
Coriander leaves
one handful
Onion finely chopped
⅓ cup
Garlic pods
1 inch
1 inch
Green chili
Fennel seeds
1 tsp
3 Tbsp


  1. Soak Peas for 4-5 hours pressure cook for two whistles with little salt.
  2. Grind all the ingredients in the list to a course paste with little water.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai, Splutter mustard seeds and curry leaves add onion and sauté them until soft with little salt.
  4. Add grind paste and cook until raw smell leaves add turmeric and chili powder and again cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Next add peas and 2 Tbsp of water (water from peas cooked) cook for 2 -3 minutes. Turn off the stove.
  6. Transfer this to serving bowl and sprinkle the topping one by one and add few drops of lime juice on top and serve.

This sundal should not be dry like our regular sundal.
If you need you can add chat masala.




Suma Gandlur said...

Healthy and tasty one. :)

Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) said...

colorful sundal.................

Priya Suresh said...

Super like,this is my most favourite street food,wish i get some rite now..Thanks for sending to CWS.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

wow u made me nostalgic... those days were soooo good and this yummy sundal - so delicious.. thanks for sharing this recipe..
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PriyaVaasu said...

Beach Sundal, mm, looks yum!!!

Anonymous said...

A great tea time snack.. Looks delicious

Kalyani said...

have heard so much about this Sundal of Marina beach fame...Sadly have never had it on my last trip to Chennai.. tempting clicks..

Chef Mireille said...

what a healthy street food and btw, since I am hosting Whats with my cuppa you must link to my event announcement also...thx

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

A healthy street food is quite rare :)

sushma said...

As Mir said this is really a healthy street food. Planned a similer kind of dish for April Marathon

Saras said...

Woow..refreshing my memories!! you made it perfectly dear..

vaishali sabnani said...

would love to indulge on this yummy treat!!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

This recipe is taking me back to my days in Chennai. love the crunch of the mangaa with the soft pattani :) Lovely presentation :)

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Healthy and guilt free snack,looks so colorful...

Srivalli said...

Good one!..can have this any season..

Pavani said...

That's a very interesting name for the dish. Looks healthy & delicious.

Padmajha PJ said...

Reminds me of our beach visit in Chennai.Nice one Manju :)

Gayathri Kumar said...

My fav sundal Missing it a lot. The way you have packed it reminds me of the days we use to stroll on beach...

Pallavi Purani said...

Lovely colors and a nice snack.

Preeti Garg said...

Wow.. Looks wonderful and thanks for linking with Kid's delight event

Nisha Sundar said...

Oh! I miss home. A healthy street food! Yummy!

veena krishnakumar said...

Reminds me of Marina:-)...lovely clicks!!

Amila Wickramarachchi said...

wow!making me mouthwatering!can have this anytime....
thanks for sharing with the event...

Rajani S said...

All time favorite at Marina beach :)