Protein Packed Sundal Pickle

sundal rangoli
My SH likes sundal in any form. So I learnt this recipe from my grandma to have a special place in his heart. Hope you guys also will have post-engagement-pre-wedding period experiences of learning something to have that ‘special’ attention. Hope i would hear lots of experiences and everyone will have a re-cap of those wonderful special times …So before you guys go to dream about it, let me finish telling the recipe…or Never mind..Relish those moments and come back to have a look at what I learnt..

Check your pantry if you have all these sundal varieties..

Large Lima Beans

Small Red Beans

Canary Beans

Chick Peas both White and Black varieties

Yellow-eye Beans

Cranberry Beans

This is what i had in my pantry

but u need not stop if you have Green Peas, Peanuts…go ahead

1. Now measure 1/2 cup of all the varieties you have wash them and soak them overnight in lots of drinking Water.

Beans soaked overnight
Then check if you have got nice big fresh lemons say about 6…(Number can vary as per size of the lemon and as per your taste) Chilli powder,Salt,Vegetable oil, Green chillies… that’s it.

2. Steam all the drained beans till they are just soft. Take care that they are not overcooked. U can stop at a point when the sundal has lost its raw smell.

3. In a sufficiently big pan heat 1/4 cup of oil and toss all the steamed beans and slit green chillies (about 4) till everything is covered with a shiny coat of oil.

4. Add salt (about 2 Tbsp),chilli powder (about 3 Tbsp) and lemon juice (about half a cup) and toss well without collapsing the shape of the sundal. (You can scale up or down as per quantity and taste.)

Gently toss the pickle once in two days till it absorbs all the juice and ready to relish.

U’re all set to spice up the curd rice…Upma and for anything that you need a kick….
Refrigerate this pickle in an air-tight container and enjoy it upto a month. Hope this would be a healthy version for all those pickle-lovers.


24 Responses to “Protein Packed Sundal Pickle”

  1. Ashwini Says:

    Hey Arsu welcome to blog world. The photos of the beans are very creative. Nice work! I have had sundal before but never a pickle. It sounds easy so I will give it a try. Cheers

  2. outofthegarden Says:

    Hi ArSu,

    I love the way you arranged the dried dals! Very interesting recipe too; sounds tasty πŸ™‚

  3. Paz Says:

    I love the variety! Looks wonderful. Also love your design!


  4. Priya Says:

    Hi Arsu,
    hmm…so u seem to have done quite a bit of homework for a place in SH’s heart and no wonder you are his SH πŸ™‚ Thats a very nice work of art with the pulses. Sundal is my all time favourite snack. I used to wait for the varalakshmi vratam pooja’s so I cud go arnd collecting ‘tambulam’ with sundal packets πŸ™‚
    Never tried the pickle though..infact havent heard of it until now..will surely give it a try

  5. Vee Says:

    Wow…Pickle with beans…Never ever heard of it…Interesting…

  6. ArSu Says:

    Hi Ashwini welcome to my blog. Thanks for your compliments. Hope u’ll like sundal pickle.

    Thanks Linda! Really it’s very interesting to make and wonderful to taste with curd rice during hot summer days. Hope you would try πŸ™‚

    Hi Paz welcome back. Thank you for your kind words.

    You always encourage me with your generous comments Priya. Sundal is our favourite snack too :-).Yeah those days during varalakshmi pooja and navratri festival time, every household will be filled with the aroma of sundal.hmm lovely days know Priya..Missing all those in US. Do try it and let me know Priya.

    Yes quite interesting Vee…The same recipe can be used to make mixed veggie pickle too.

  7. Revathi Says:

    Hi Arsu,

    I really loved the presentation of beans.. good patient work πŸ™‚

    Hi Revathi!

    Welcome to my blog. Thank you for your encouraging compliments.

  8. Archana Says:

    This is indeed one special recipe and your photos are so good. Loved the first one very much.

    Thanks for your sweet encouraging words Archana!Β 

  9. Annita Says:

    Nice photos..and very creative work with pulses..Welcome to the blogging world..And u know what..looks like we r sisters..both of our blogs look alike..:))

    Yes… i noticed it.. May be we’re in the same wavelength. Thanks for your kind words sis πŸ™‚

  10. sudha Says:

    Hi Arsu..Welcome to blog world. Iam sure you are excited. Very nice and creative photos.

    Yeah sudha sort of excited to gain your attention πŸ™‚Β 

  11. ruchii Says:

    Hey Arsu,
    Welcome to the blog world.I am also new to this.Very nice….lentil pickel never heard it before. Wonderful presentation, reminds me of ‘Rangoli’.

    Nice to see your comments Madhu. This is sort of sundal rangoli πŸ™‚Β 

  12. Pavani Says:

    Hi Arsu,
    Welcome to blog world. Lentil pickle and even the picture look unique. Hope to learn more recipes from you.

    Hi Pavani!

    Thanks for stopping by and encouraging me.

  13. shynee Says:

    Good arrangement and wonderful ways to impress your man, Hope the impressions are reciprocated with added romance!!

    Blessed with your wishes Shynee πŸ™‚

  14. BDSN Says:

    Beautiful sundal pattern!!! It indeed sounds like a nice recipe!!

    Thank you for your encouraging words BDSN πŸ™‚ Β 

  15. vineela Says:

    Hi Arsu,
    “very healthy pickle ” indeed.I love the way you presented with all beans.Photos are marvelous.
    Let me collect all these and try to make your recipe as soon as possible.By using lima,rajma,black eyed peas,chickpeas,pinto i will make “adai” usually.
    thanks for sharing a nice recipe from your arsu.

    Thanks for the sweet words Vineela. Hope you would like it. Wow sundal adai sounds yummy, hope u would share the recipe.Β 

  16. mysongsinthekitchen Says:

    Very interesting recipe.Cranberry bean is something new for me.
    I knew only cranberry fruit and dried form.Is it the same or other.

    Welcome to the food blog world. Btw,crannerry bean is the seed part and is different from the dried fruit form. You can get these in International food aisle of any supermarket in US. Looking forward to hear songs from your kitchen soon.


  17. shilpa Says:

    Looks very very tasty and healthy. I will give it a try. thanks for sharing it with us.

    Let me know how you liked it Shipa. Thanks for stopping by:-).

  18. Vaishali Says:

    Hey ArSu,
    This post should have been a part of my ‘Ton of Protein’ series. πŸ™‚ Btw, I never knew, you could make pickle with only beans. And hey, where did you get all those different beans? Yellow-eyed peas, Cranberry beans…all new to me.

    Yes Vaish just missed it. hope you will add me in the next series:-). It was a sort accidental discovery of my grandma i guess …i need to ask her hmm…All these yellow eyed peas, Cranberry beans.. is available here in International food aisle of theΒ  Supermarket in US but i am not sure whether it’s available in Germany…:-( These are quite unique to me also but while shopping for the other usual varieties these colors captivated me and i just tried it for the first time and it came out pretty well i guess.. Btw when i was surfing i found out the medicinal values and was really happy that i added them.

  19. Sumitha Shibu Says:

    Welcome to the blogosphere Arsu,hope to learn a lot from you!

    Thanks for stopping by Sumitha!! πŸ™‚

  20. Krithika Says:

    Your sundal pics look so good. very creative. Nice idea to use combination of all beans.

    Thanks for stopping by Krithika! Hope you would visit me often πŸ™‚

  21. shammi Says:

    WWWWOW! What lovely photos and what a completely novel recipe this is for me! I’ve got to try this!

  22. sanjana Says:

    Hi Arsu
    Pickles packed with proteins, sounds amazing. My kids too like sundal in any form, I just give them plain boiled sundal, now this seems an easier option. I guess I have to reduce the chillies for my kids. BTW have u tried this green grapes pickle, truly innovative :

  23. Sushma Says:

    Hey Arsu,
    Wonderful recipe! This is one healthy dish that anybody would love to eat. The picture is simply amazing!!

  24. AppoigoTita Says:

    hi, you got some exact superb posts here

    terribly useful and useful poop

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