How to make Thengai Mangai Pattani Chundal - Dried pea preparation

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Main Ingredients : Dried Peas (सूखे मटर), Coriander Seeds (साबुत सूखा धनिया)

Cuisine : Tamil Nadu

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Thengai Mangai Pattani Chundal Recipe Card

Thengai Mangai Pattani Chundal

The highly developed and sensitive palates of the Tamilians are well chronicled in the Sangam classics. They believe that food should ideally cater to all the six tastes - bitter, pungent, sweet, salty, sour and astringent.
Tamil Nadu has a wide variety of delicious food both for the vegetarians as well as the non-vegetarians, though most of it is made of grains, lentils, rice and vegetables. Spices are added to give a distinctive taste. Rice has been the staple diet of the Tamilians, an inculcated habit, due to the large-scale cultivation of the crop in the state.
Chettinad cuisine, a speciality in Tamil Nadu, is famous for its hot and spicy non-vegetarian food.   A part of the Mudaliar community is non-vegetarians and its cuisine is delightfully spicy without being too hot. Wet masalas are generally used, the main ingredients being fresh coconut paste and ground ginger-garlic.

You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Coconut Cream Spinach, Kele Ki Sabzi, Kadai Paneer, Lal Maath Aur Chavli Ki Sabzi.

Prep Time : 5-6 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Thengai Mangai Pattani Chundal Recipe

  • Dried Peas 2 cups

  • Coriander Seeds 4 teaspoons

  • Coconut scraped 1/4 cup

  • Whole dry red chillies 8

  • Raw mango 1

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Soak peas over night in four cups of water and pressure cook it and keep it aside. Wet grind coriander seeds, coconut and red chillies.

Step 2

Wash, peel and chop raw mango. Heat oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal, asafoetida, ground masala and fry until the flavour comes out.

Step 3

Now add the cooked peas and salt, let it cook for a few minutes. Garnish with chopped mango and serve hot.