Health recipe of the day

A good source of fibre, legumes are a staple in many parts of the world. They are good for the heart and reduce fluctuation in blood sugar levels. Pigeon pea is a pale coloured legume that easily absorbs the flavours of spices. Try this healthy boiled and seasoned snack today!

Pigeon pea sundal

1 cup – pigeon pea (thuvar dal bean)
1 tbsp – coconut
1 – onion
2 pods – garlic
1/2 inch piece – ginger
2 – green chillies
Turmeric powder, a pinch
Asafoetida – a pinch
1 tsp – lemon
Salt for taste
Coriander leaves
Curry leaves


  1. Cook the pigeon pea.
  2. Grind coconut, onion, ginger, garlic, green chillies, turmeric, asafoetida and salt together and keep it aside.
  3. Take a spoon of oil in a pan and season mustard and curry leaves.
  4. Now add the ground paste and fry for a few mins till the raw smell leaves.
  5. Once done add the cooked pea along with lemon extract and saute well.
  6. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
  7. Pigeon pea sundal is ready to eat.
  8. Serve it hot.
  9. You can have it just like that or with curd rice.

Recipe courtesy: 4th sense cooking