Sundakkai Vathal Podi (Dried Turkey Berry Powder)

Sundakkai known as Turkey Berries are good for digestion and can help to relieve stomach upsets.

Sundakkai is soaked in buttermilk, sun-dried and prepared as “Dried Turkey Berry” or “Sundakkai Vathal”. It is readily available in shops. It can be consumed as such, as a digestive aid, or added to the Kuzhambu, Kootu or gravies. Dried turkey berry contains equally amazing advantages for overall health.

Try some fresh Sundakkai receipes also: Sundakkai Kootu, Sundaikai Masiyal, Sundakkai Poricha Kuzhambu.

  • Sundaikai Masiyal

    Sundaikai Masiyal

    Difficulty: Easy

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

  • Sundaikai Kootu

    Difficulty: Easy

    Learn how to make the delicious and nutritious South Indian dish, Sundakkai Kootu, packed with flavor and served as a perfect side dish to rice or roti.

  • Sundakkai Poricha Kuzhambu

    Difficulty: Easy

    This Sundakkai Poricha Kuzhambu is made with Sundakkai, Thurvar Dhal and coconut gratings. This can be mixed with steamed rice and served for lunch and dinner.

Sundakkai Vathal Podi (Dried Turkey Berry Powder)

Recipe by S Kamala
4.0 from 2 votes
Course: masala powderCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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This Sundakkai Vathal Podi can be taken mixed with hot steamed rice along with a spoon of ghee or oil. This podi can also be added to any Kara Kuzhambu. Two to three pinches of this podi can be added to a glass of buttermilk and can be taken.


  • Sundakkai Vathal – 1 small cup (approx 50 grams)

  • Urad Dal – 1 tablespoon

  • Hard Asafoetida – a gooseberry size

  • Red Chillies – 4 to 5

  • Oil – 2 teaspoons

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  • In a kadai put the oil and add asafoetida, Urad dal and red chillies and fry till the dal turns golden brown.
  • Remove and keep aside.
  • Same kadai add a teaspoon of oil and fry the Sundakkai Vathal for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Put all the fried items in a mixie jar along with salt and grind it to a powder.
  • Store it in an air tight container.

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