November 12, 2014

Battani Sundal | Fresh Peas Sundal (Savoury Salad) | Vegan Peas Salad | How to make Battani Sundal

Sundal or steamed salad with legumes features very often in our menu, and not just for Navratri offering - we make it out of most legumes : Channa dal, Chickpeas, Masoor Dal,Green Gram (payaru), Avarekaalu (hyacinth bean) etc.. I generally have a batch of cooked kala channa / chickpeas in my freeZer . In emergencies, just take out a batch and sauté it with easily available ingredients and you have a wonderful usli / Sundal on hand - filling, proteinicious and almost zero oil.

As winter is almost upon us, I have access to fresh peas. What better way to savour it fresh and off the pod ;)) today's dish is a easy breezy snack that's great to curb the 5pm cravings or even add up a protein in your kid's lunch box. Green peas Sundal is crazily easy to make as I prefer fresh peas to soaked peas for maximum taste.

So go on and make it as this Dish makes it way to BM 46 under legumes and lentils and Valli's Kids Delight Lunch Box with Nuts and Legumes .

Hope u enjoyed the Nuts and Legume series with No-bake choco nutty barsOats-moong tikki and today's dish - Battani Sundal (fresh green peas salad). Stay tuned for a different theme next week :-))

Prep time : 5 mins ; cook time : 15 mins ; serves : 2

  • Shelled Fresh peas - 1 cup (if using the dried green or yellow peas, soak overnight and pressure cook till done but not mushy ; if using frozen, thaw for 10 mins and pressure cook for just 1 whistle)
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Tempering : mustard seeds, Urad Dal (1/2 tsp), asafoetida, red chillies, ginger grated,curry leaves n coriander leaves
  • Fresh coconut - grated - 2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 TBSP (optional)

Method :
  1. Pressure cook peas for 1-2 whistles with very little water (just 1-2 TBSP will do)
  2. Drain all the water.
  3. In a pan, heat oil, prepare the tempering. Add the cooked peas, sauté well.
  4. Add salt, check for seasoning
  5. Finish with coriander leaves, lemon juice and fresh coconut.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature.


  1. My kind of sundal, love to finish that bowl anytime.

  2. The Green peas look fresh and inviting.

  3. I always loved the winter fresh peas. Sundal looks great.

  4. What a colorful and delicious green pea snack.

  5. wow that a quick and delicious sundal :) looks yummy !!

  6. That's indeed such a wonderful snack Kalyani!..

  7. Great snack. :-) Light too

  8. Am with you on keeping cooked beans in the freezer. Green peas sundal is always welcome.

  9. A very healthy habit to incorporate legumes in our daily diet! Love to get there as well :)

  10. Perfect and delicious snack...

  11. i love this sundal and what a lovely colour!


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