White Peas Sundal


1 cup dried white peas
1/4-1/2 cup grated coconut
2 sprig curry leaves
2-3 green chillies, chopped
2 dry red chillies, broken
1/4 tsp asafoetida
a pinch of turmeric powder
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
salt to taste
2 tsp oil


  1. Soak the dried white peas in water over night or minimum of 6 hours.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add the white peas and cook with enough salt and water for about 2-3 whistles until soft. Make sure the peas does not turn mushy.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add red chillies, curry leaves and chopped green chillies and fry for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the asafoetida and a pinch of turmeric powder and mix well.
  5. Add cooked drained white peas and mix well until all moisture has evaporated. Check the salt and add if required.
  6. Then add the grated coconut, mix well and heat for 2-3 minutes. Serve hot…

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