THENGA,MANGA,PATTANI SUNDAL


The title is what you hear ,when you stroll the

beaches in Chennai.

These are prepared hygienically,and sold in

paper cones.This is one dish, we don’t think

hard when at the beach to buy and pop in your

mouth while you walk, or while the waves

caress your legs.

Mostly the people who sit and analyse,or stare

at the waves will have this in their hands.

This is like comfort food ,addictive,a pop in the

mouth it’s non stop .

Healthy and tasty dish .

Now let me take the opportunity to translate

the title for those who do not know Tamil.

Thenga-Coconut

Manga -Mango

Pattani-Peas / gram

Sundal -is the mixture altogether

The beach Sundal is mostly made with white

chick peas .Today I have the recipe with brown

chickpea which is considered more nutritious.

There are many types of chickpeas ,the white,

brown, black ,green .

You can make this with any peas of your choice

To name a few – cowpea,soya bean,boiled

corn,green gram….

So let’s get into the simple recipe

INGREDIENTS

1 cup chick peas soaked overnight

1 raw mango grated

1/2 cup coconut

Few strips green chillies

For tempering

1 tbsp oil

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

2 dry chillies

Few curry leaves

Tiny cut pieces of coconut

A pinch of asafoetida

1/4 tsp chilli powder ( optional)

METHOD

Cook the soaked peas till soft , and strain the

water

Heat oil ,add mustard , asafoetida,curry leaves,

dry chillies.

When the mustard starts to splitter add the

peas and the rest of the ingredients,and toss

well.Remove from fire .

(1 second after tempering is enough)

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