Pattani Masala (Dry Peas Masala)

Pattani Masala (Dry Peas Masala)

This pattani masala can be served with Poori, Chapati or any other Indian bread.


  • Dry white peas (Pattani) – 1 cup
  • Tomato big size – 1
  • Onion – 2
  • Cinnamon stick – small piece
  • Cloves – 2
  • Red chillies – 2
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Fennal seed (Sombu) – 1 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves few
  • Oil – 2 tablespoon
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  1. Soak peas (pattani) in water for about 8 to 10 hours or over night. In a pressure cooker add the soaked peas along with two cups of fresh water and a pinch of salt. Cook for two to three whistles.
  2. Chop one onion finely and keep it aside. Cut another onion and tomato into medium size pieces.
  3. In a kadai add one teaspoon oil. In the oil fry red chillies, coriander seeds, cinnamon stick and cloves for few a seconds and remove them from the kadai. In the same kadai add one more teaspoon of oil and fry the medium size onion pieces for a few seconds. Then add the tomato pieces and fry for a few more seconds. Let the fried items cool for a bit. Then grind all the fried items (including chillies, coriander seeds, cinnamon, cloves) to a smooth paste.
  4. Take one or two tablespoon of cooked peas and grind it with little water to a paste. Keep it aside.
  5. In a kadai add one tablespoon oil. When it is hot, add fennel seeds (sombu) and fry it just for a second. Add the curry leaves and the finely chopped onions. Fry them until the onion becomes transparent.
  6. Then add the ground paste, turmeric powder, salt and fry for a few seconds. Then add cooked peas along with the water in which it is cooked. Add ground peas paste also. Mix well.
  7. Check for salt. If you need, you can add little more water. Allow to boil for few minutes. The Pattani Masala is now ready.


  1. very nice recipe

  2. Thank you Sumitha.

  3. Tejaswini

    I made this for dinner today, tasted very good, thank you

  4. Arul Prema

    i tried many dishes from your website all came well from my monotonus cooking i changed to variety of methods thank you

  5. yummy dish.

  6. I tried dishes from your website. Its really nice. Its remaining my mom thank u

  7. I tried this recipe, tasted like the authentic hotel taste. Got great appreciations from friends too for this recipe. thanks to you.

  8. Your recipes are very homely and delicious. Thank you.

  9. Hi Madam, I tried this recipe and it tasted yummy. Thanks a ton. Sathisha Mansoor

  10. hi madam , your recipe are very simple. Regarding your kolongal any printed kolongal books by you availlable in the market/. please tell. I am resident of chenna THANKING YOU.,. yours, SASI.

    • Hi Sasikala,

      Thank you for writing. There are lot of books on Kolangal available in the book shops. If you want to try my kolangal, then just print it out and try.

  11. Easy and tasty recipe. Tried it today.

  12. Very delicious dish..Love a lot..I am looking for rice flour and potato recipes..can you share please?

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