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Pattani Masala

Pattani Masala

This pattani masala (dry peas masala) can be served with Poori, Chapati or any other Indian bread. You can try the green peas masala also.

Pattani Masala

Pattani Masala

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: 4.3 from 3 votes
Course: GraviesCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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This pattani masala (dry peas 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


  • 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.
  • Chop one onion finely and keep it aside. Cut another onion and tomato into medium size pieces.
  • 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.
  • Take one or two tablespoon of cooked peas and grind it with little water to a paste. Keep it aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Check for salt. If you need, you can add little more water. Allow to boil for few minutes. The Pattani Masala is now ready.

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