green peas sundal recipe

Green Peas Sundal Recipe

  • Author: nags
  • Prep Time: 4 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Festival Recipes


Green peas sundal is a dry preparation with green peas and coconut, often made during the festival of Navaratri in South India.



1 cup of dry green peas
2 tsp of oil
1/2 tsp of black mustard seeds
2 dry red chillies, halved
A few curry leaves
1/4 tsp of hing
1/3 cup of grated coconut


  1. Soak the peas for about 4 hours in warm water. Pressure cook with enough water to cover them for about 15 mins or 1 whistle. We just want to cook the peas, not turn them to a mush.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When they pop, add the rest of the ingredients except coconut and cooked peas.
  3. Saute until the red chillies turn a darker shade – about 20 seconds.
  4. Add the cooked peas and some salt to this. Mix well.
  5. Top off with the coconut and turn off flame.
  6. Mix well again and let the flavours mingle for about an hour before serving.
  7. Green peas sundal is now ready