Easy and Simple White Peas Sundal is plant protein rich, fat free, vegan and gluten free recipe. White Dried Peas or Safed Vatana (Hindi) or Vellai Pattani (Tamil) are other names of white peas. Just in three simple steps and with six easily available ingredients, we can make white peas sundal.
What is Sundal?
Sundal is a traditional South Indian Recipe, which is mostly made with legumes and lentils. We can also call this as South Indian style salad. Making sundal involves only three steps, soaking, boiling and seasoning.
For many sundal start by mixing boiled legumes or lentils with chopped or grated seasonal vegetables. Then toss this in oil by adding cumin, mustard, dry chillies and curry leaves. In India, during Navaratri Season, people make and serve sundal as Prasad or offering in Temples.
What is Sundal made of?
You can easily make sundal with any available legume and lentil in your pantry. You can sundal of fresh rajma, mung beans, ground nuts, corn, black eyed peas (lobia), chickpeas (kabuli | kala chana), sweetcorn etc.
Sundal as Snack
Sundal makes a perfect and filling snack. I often pack a small box of sundal along with lunch box as an evening snack. I make sundal to go along with evening tea or coffee. Sundal makes a healthy after school snack or can be a mid-day snack too. Sundal is mostly diabetic friendly and dialysis friendly recipe.
Sundal – Iftar Snack
With the current lockdown situation, where in some places, people are finding it difficult to get grocery, fruits and vegetables. I feel recipes like sundal will be quite helpful. Do give this recipe a try!
More Sundal Recipes To Try:
Healthy Chickpea (Kala Chana) Salad
Nutrition in Dried White Peas:
- Dry white peas have almost twice the protein content of green peas.
- Not only dry white peas help in lowering cholesterol, they also benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders due to their high fiber content.
- These dry white peas are good source of potassium and b-vitamin.
White Peas Sundal Recipe | Pattani Sundal
Start by soaking white peas in enough water overnight. Drain the water and pressure cook these until soft. Toss these peas with sliced onion and green chili. Season with salt and pepper powder. Add tempering of cumin and curry leaves. Sprinkle lemon juice and serve warm.
Main Ingredients Needed To Make White Dried
Dry White Peas – These are powerhouse of nutrition and good for health. Thoroughly wash and soak white dried peas in enough water for 6-8 hours or overnight. Pressure cook until soft. You can use boiled white peas in curry or cutlet or ragada or salad, etc,
Onion – Finely sliced onions add crunch and taste in sundal.
Green Chili – Brings heat and spice in sundal.
Pepper Powder – Freshly ground pepper adds flavour in sundal.
Cumin | Jeera – I use roasted cumin powder. This will bring aroma and taste in sundal.
Curry Leaves – Adds flavour and aroma.
Lemon Juice – Adds tangy taste to sundal.
Olive Oil – I prefer using olive oil, when I am making sundal. But you can sunflower or peanut or gingelly oil.
Dry White Peas Sundal
Easy and Simple White Peas Sundal is a protein rich, fat free, vegan and gluten free recipe. Dry White Peas or Safed vatana (Hindi) or Pattani (Tamil) as these are called are soaked in water overnight, then boiled and seasoned are used in making this sundal.
- 1½ cup dry White peas
- 1 Onion, peeled and finely sliced
- 1 Green chili, finely chopped
- ½ tbsp. fresh ground Pepper powder
- ½ tbsp. Cumin | Jeera
- 10 fresh Curry leaves, roughly chopped
- Salt, as per taste
- 1 tbsp. Lemon juice, optional
- 1 tbsp. Olive oil
How To Make Dry White Peas Sundal
- Thoroughly wash and soak dry white peas in enough water for 6-7 hours or overnight.
- Drain the water from the dry white peas and add them to pressure cooker along with 4 cups of water.
- Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles or until they turn soft (not mushy).
- Once the pressure settles, drain the excess water and set aside.
- In a skillet, heat oil and add cumin. When they start to splutter add curry leaves.
- When curry leaves start to change color, add in sliced onions and chopped green chili.
- Fry until onions turn translucent. Now add boiled white peas.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper powder. Toss well and turn off the flame by adding lemon juice.
- Serve warm with tea or coffee.
- Add love to make this Dry White Peas Sundal taste ‘Yummy’.
Lubna's Serving Suggestions:
Sundal is generally served as a evening snack along with tea or coffee. Sometimes, this is also served as side dish along with rice, any curry or dal recipe.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g
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