Sundaikai Masiyal

Sundaikai Masiyal

This gravy is made with Sundaikai (turkey berry), dhal and tomato. This can be served as side dish or mixed with hot rice.

Sundaikai Masiyal

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: GraviesCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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This gravy is made with Sundaikai (turkey berry), dhal and tomato. This can be served as side dish or mixed with hot rice.


  • Sundaikai – 1 cup

  • Thuvar dhal – 1/2 cup

  • Tomato – 1

  • Tamarind – Gooseberry size

  • Green chillies – 2 to 3

  • Sambar powder – 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida powder – a pinch

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

  • For seasoning:
  • Oil – 2 teaspoons

  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin (Jeeragam) – 1 teaspoon

  • Red chillies – 2 to 3

  • Curry leaves – few


  • Cut the tomato into big pieces. Slit the green chillies into two. Sundaikai can be added as whole.
  • Soak tamarind in little water and squeeze out thick juice.
  • Pressure cook thuvar dhal till soft.
  • Open the pressure cooker when it is cooled down and add sundaikai, tomato, green chillies, tamarind juice, sambar powder, turmeric powder, asaefoetida powder, salt along with enough water to cover everything well.
  • Then again pressure cook it for three whistles.
  • After sometime, open the cooker, and mash it nicely using “wooden matthu”. If you do not have the “Matthu”, you can blend it in a blender or put it in a mixie when it is lukewarm and just run for two to three rounds.
  • In a small pan add the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it starts pops up add jeeragam, curry leaves, red chillies and fry for a second. Add this seasoning to the masiyal and mix once again.
  • This can be taken as side dish or mixed with hot rice.


  1. Jennifer Kumar, Cross-Cultural Coach

    Oh my gosh – YUM!

  2. Viji Varadarajan

    This is a great one Kamala! Love it.

  3. Hi Jennifer Kumar and Viji Varadarajan,

    Thank you very much for visiting and your kind comment.

  4. Kalai Arasi

    Hi Kamala,

    I really have no words to explain how useful I find your blog..I am going to get married in a few months..and your blog is going to find its way to my kitchen very often…..Not to forget your kolam collections! 🙂 Splendid work…All the very best for your work!

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