Sundaikai Kootu


  • Sundaikai – 1 cup
  • Green Gram Dhal – 1/4 cup
  • Sambar Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder – a pinch
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon
  • Asafotida Powder – a pinch
  • Onion chopped – 1 tablespoon (Optional)
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste


  1. Remove the small top stem and cut the sundaikai into two. Or remove the top and using a wooden roller you can crush the sundaikai. Put it in water.
  2. Cook green gram dhal along with a pinch of turmeric powder till soft.
  3. Take out the sundaikai from water and put it in a vessel. Add just enough water to cover the vegetable. Add sambar powder, a pinch of turmeric powder and salt. Cook it on medium heat. When the vegetable is soft, add the cooked dhal and mix well. Allow to boil.
  4. Season it with mustard, asafotida, onion and curry leaves.


  1. vijayalakshmi

    kamala mam iam a beginner i tried your rava pongal it came out well. I also tried your besibelabath, onion samber which tastes good. thanks a lot. expect you to post more receipes.

  2. nalini vijay

    tommorrow iam going to do this. afterwards i will comment

  3. What is Sundaikai? I don’t speak Tamil, and I don’t see a picture of the vegetable also.
    Please give English names or a picture of the ingredient, that is helpful, as the Internet brings people from many corners of the world to websites like yours.

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