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Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal: Marina Beach Special at Home

Thenga_Manga_Pattani_Sundal_Marina_Beach_1 Sundal is a tasty snack prepared with soaked and boiled legumes with seasoning. Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal is one of the popular snacks available at Marina Beach, Chennai.

Dried white peas, raw mango and fresh coconut are the major ingredients of this sundal. I am very crazy for this sundal and I prepare this at home during mango season. It is simple, healthy and is more like a salad.

In Tamil, coconut is known as Thengai, raw mango is known as Mangai and peas is known as Pattani.


  • White peas – 2 cupThenga_Manga_Pattani_Sundal_Marina_Beach_2
  • Finely chopped raw mango – 2 table spoon
  • Fine chopped coconut – 2 table spoon
  • Onion chopped – 1 table spoon
  • Turmeric powder – generous pinch
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Dry roast and powder
    • Red chilli – 2 no
    • Coriander seed – 1 table spoon
    • Bengal gram – 1 table spoonThenga_Manga_Pattani_Sundal_Marina_Beach_3
    • Cinnamon stick – 2 inch long
  • For seasoning
    • Red chiili – 2 no
    • Green chilli chopped – 2 no
    • Mustard – ½ tea spoon
    • Urad dal – ½ tea spoon
    • Ginger chopped – ½ tea spoon
    • Curry leaves few
    • Oil – 1 tea spoon


  • Soak white peas for 6 to 8 hours; after washing add salt, turmeric powder and boil; drain and keep.

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  • Dry roast the items given and powder them coarsely.

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  • Do the seasoning and when green chilli and ginger is crisp, add boiled peas, fry for few seconds and switch off gas.

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  • Add ground dry spices, chopped raw mango, coconut, onion and mix well.

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  • Serve as a snack.



  • Some vendors keep chopped raw mango, fresh coconut, onion, coarsely ground roasted dry spices separately and mix with boiled and seasoned peas as and when customers ask for it.
  • You may also add few cloves in dry roasted and powdered ingredients to improve flavour.

{ 8 comments… add one }

  • vineelasiva April 27, 2010, 10:26 am

    Nice evening snack i love it.Nice post .Please do check my blog when u have free time http://www.vineelasiva.blogspot.com/.

  • Sushma Mallya April 27, 2010, 11:19 am

    I love sundal and doing it with white peas sounds great….

  • Priya April 27, 2010, 1:55 pm

    My fav!!makes me nostalgic..

  • Manju Rajender April 27, 2010, 5:59 pm

    I just loved your blog :) Wonderful recipes :) I am drooling now :)

  • swathi April 28, 2010, 12:24 am


    Thenga manga chutney looks really yumm. I miss them very much.

  • swathi April 28, 2010, 12:25 am

    I was thinking of sundal but typed chutney, sorry for the typo. thenga manga sundal looks really yumm i miss them verymuch

  • sangeeta April 29, 2010, 5:21 pm

    Thanks for dropping by Kamala.
    you have a wonderful blog and this sundal is made in the north too…just a little differently..

  • niloufer riyaz April 29, 2010, 6:35 pm

    thanks for dropping by my blog. first time here. nice blog. I miss the sundal and the marina beach. just the name brings me sweet memories of my childhood

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